Johnson's baby oil is available in various different variants, including aloe vera and chamomile, but for this purpose I've chosen to use the gel. The gel gives you all the benefit of the baby oil, but in a thicker formula that can be used really easily with makeup or other products to change their texture and to create shine. By mixing just a small amount of it with bronzer or blush, you can create a radiant glow over a tinted moisturiser or even on bare skin if you're extra brave. You can see from the photo below how intense you can make the colour by adding just a little gel to the formula, as well as making a dull flat colour into a radiant highlighter. If you want to make your decolletage look super hot in a strapless dress but you don't have the time (or cash) to fly off to Marbella, then get out the Johnson's again. Dab your body brush into your bronzer as usual, but then dab in a little baby gel and sweep from the centre point upwards and outwards to catch the light and sculpt the skin.
|L-R: Blush without & with gel / Bronzer without & with gel|
The gel can also be used to fix eyebrows in place. No need for expensive MAC products or clear mascaras, just paint on some brown shadow over the eyebrow to fill out any gaps or fluctuations in colour, dab a clean mascara wand into some Johnson's gel and brush through. You'll be left with an uber on-trend brow that's perfectly in place. (You'll have to excuse my brows though - I'm mid-way through 'project eyebrow' which involved me growing them out so they can be styled!) You can also see how I've used the gel mixed with my favourite blush to create a sculpted and healthy glow on bare skin, perfect for lazy weekends or while on holiday.
Finally, if you want to create a fresh look and open your eyes, you can mix your eyeshadow with a small blob of gel to create a thicker and more malleable texture. For this I've used pastel shades to represent the different variants of Johnson's Baby Oil (how very on brand of me) but this works just as well for darker shades to help sculpt and highlight the eye. The gel makes the colours super intense, really bringing out the pigment and enabling you to blend.