The INSIDER Summary:
- Tumblr user LaurLaurrDraws wore swimming goggles to protect her eye makeup while she washed her hair in the shower.
- Surprised at how well it worked, she took to social media and shared her hack with others.
- So far, her post has seen over 113,000 likes and reblogs.
- Her hack may not be the best idea, though; bacteria can grow in warm environments, and wearing makeup under goggles could cause breakouts or eye irritation.
If you’ve already done your eye makeup but your hair really needs a wash, one woman came up with the perfect solution for keeping your makeup in tact in the shower.
Rather than run the risk of ruining her perfect brows and eyeliner, Lauren, aka LaurLaurrDraws, wore a pair of goggles while she washed her hair.
Impressed with the results, the 22-year-old shared the simple makeup hack in a Tumblr post that has since gone viral with over 113,000 likes and reblogs.
In the caption, she wrote: “when u have to wash your hair but ur makeup is fly af.”
In the photo on the left, Lauren is seen wearing a pair of swim goggles with her makeup fully protected. The picture on the right offers proof that the trick worked; her makeup appears to be smudge-free. However, she was left with red suction cup marks that eventually faded.
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Lauren said a lot of critics have asked why she didn’t use dry shampoo instead.
Her response? “Guess what, not a good idea when you have a perm.”
As Lauren proved in her Tumblr post, technically you can wear goggles to save your makeup when taking a shower.
But it might not be the best idea. Bacteria is known to grow in warm environments, and breaking out or experiencing eye discomfort — which could both happen by sweating in goggles — just isn’t worth the hassle.
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