Forget makeup, ‘inside’ it’s all about ‘fakeup’.
It’s a practice that was first brought to light in TV series Orange is The New Black. Aside from a few items like mascara and eyeliner that were available to purchase from the prison commissary, makeup was essentially contraband.
And so ‘fakeup’ was born as inmates created innovative ways to DIY their own makeup from products and items they were allowed.
We’re talking gummy bears, instant coffee, newspaper and plenty of vasoline to make foundation, blush and eyeshadow.
It takes beauty ‘hack’ to a whole new level.
Don’t quite believe it’s possible? US prison docuseries 60 Days In recently shared a video demonstrating exactly how each of the products are created.
Let’s just say it’s not your average beauty tutorial.
To make foundation, inmates mix baby powder, lotion and instant coffee grinds together, customising the colour needed.
Then, it’s applied to the face as normal. We’d say this one’s pretty high coverage.