MacGyver Beauty: 13 Crazy D.I.Y. Ideas

Whether you're stranded on an island with nothing but your wits or simply flat broke, repurpose what's on hand to turn any moment into a glamorous one (14 Photos)

iVillage and Charlotte Rudge on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:56AM

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MacGyver Beauty: 13 Crazy D.I.Y. Ideas

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Advil Liqui-Gels= Zit Zapper

DIY dilemma: A pimple has reared it’s ugly head and you’ve got nothing more than the contents of the office first aid kit to tame it.

Mission accomplished: Aspirin has long been known as an in-a-pinch zit zapper--but technology has created pimple-fighter 2.0 thanks to liquid gel formulas. “I hear makeup artists use this all the time on models backstage at fashion shows,” says beauty guru Robin Coe-Hutshing. “Open up an Advil gel cap and apply it right onto the pimple. It takes the swelling down right away.”

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