Myth or fact: Do ice cubes really work as a primer?

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So this little lifestyle hack has been doing the rounds as the next greatest beauty trick. They claim using ice as a primer tightens pores so your makeup goes on smoothly.

So, naturally, I thought I’d give it a try. Why not find something to replace yet another tube of something-or-other in my bathroom cabinet?

But it ain't that pretty.

One second in and the ice was melting, it's freeeezing cold and literally numbs your face. (Post continues after video.)

Video via Mollie Harwood

No wonder people say their face feels smooth - it's because they can't feel it at all!

So my personal opinion is that this is all hype and a bit of tripe. But feel free to try for yourself for fun - at least with summer approaching there's a cure for hot nights. (Post continues after gallery.)

And if you're wondering about the foundation I applied afterwards, it's here: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation.

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Have you tried ice as a primer?