I am a HUGE Orange is the New Black fan. HUGE. That show gives me life. I am counting the days till series 3. So inspired by one of my favourite shows, I thought I’d compile a list of real beauty tips from ex-inmates.
Eyeliner is apparently available in commissary, however it is one of the more expensive items. So inmates have to get creative.
Although not necessarily with a sharpie…
Some inmates heat the ends of coloured pencils by soaking them in hot water and then apply as they would a normal kohl liner.
Just like in the show, Kool-Aid can come in handy.
Mixed with vaseline, Kool-Aid can make a substitute lip and cheek stain. In fact you can even use it to dye your hair, but it won’t do it’s condition any good. For lip gloss, some inmates prefer the more subtle colours that Crystal Light provide.
As mentioned in the show, coffee grounds really can be used as eyeshadow. Just mix with a bit of water and dab it on your lids. Applying vaseline to the lids first acts as a primer. And thats not all coffee can do! Add coffee to face cream or moisturiser for a homemade foundation…apparently.
Another alternative for a darker lip stain is to harness the natural staining power of cherries and beets. Dwight Schrute eat your heart out!
And my favourite tip of all: Literally rub the T-Mobile advert in the newspaper on your cheeks. According to inmate Annie Burchard, its the perfect pink!
I hope none of you ever need these tips, but if you do at least you won’t have to worry about how you’re going to keep yourself looking fabulous!