Hi guys! Today’s post is one that I’ve wanted to share for the longest time now. When I first started getting into makeup, I wasn’t willing to spend $20 on an eyeshadow primer (still feeling the burn!!) so I googled a ton of recipes on how to make my very own primer. I also had a very limited amount of products, and this is the recipe that worked the best for me. This works on my super oily eyelids too!
This is such an easy recipe and takes only about 5 minutes to do! You only need a couple of things that you probably already have in your beauty stash. This is great for if you don’t want to spend a crazy amount of money on a tiny tube of primer or if you’ve just run out and need something that’ll work just as great.
What You’ll Need:
1. BB Cream/Foundation/Tinted Moisturiser
2. Concealer (Preferably the squeezy tube ones, but I don’t have one like that)
3. Primer (Optional)
3. Body Butter (if you have sensitive skin, substitute with a thick facial moisturiser)
4. Empty Container
LET’S GET STARTED!
Add in a little bit of your favourite concealer, make sure it’s one that’s not prone to creasing! You can opt out of using concealer, but I like the concealer for longevity and it also helps to cover up any darkness and veins on the eyelids.
Add some face primer (optional) for longer wear. It doesn’t really matter if you skip on this though. My first versions of this DIY Eyeshadow Primer didn’t have face primer in them and they still made my eyeshadows stay on for a long time.
Using a tiny spatula, or a small spoon, put some body butter or thick facial moisturiser into your container. If you have sensitive skin, DO NOT use the body butter! Instead, add in some thick facial moisturiser. If you’re using facial moisturiser, it has to be a thick formula because if it’s too watery, this DIY eyeshadow primer will end up being too runny.
Add in your Foundation/BB Cream/Tinted Moisturiser. If you’re using a BB Cream/Tinted Moisturiser or a thinner foundation, add in the same amount as the body butter. If you’re using a thicker foundation like mine (in the picture above), use slightly less than the body butter so your primer doesn’t end up too thick.
Mix everything together with your spatula/spoon. The consistency should be a nice, smooth, creamy texture. If it’s too runny, add in more foundation. If it’s too thick, add in more body butter/facial moisturiser.
Now let’s put this $0/RM0 DIY Eyeshadow Primer to the test!
You can see that the Homemade primer is VERY comparable to the Urban Decay Primer Potion and the Too Faced Shadow Insurance. It makes your eyeshadows very bold and more true to colour. The lasting power of this primer is slightly lesser than that of the UD Primer Potion. It makes your eyeshadow last a good 4-6 hours whereas the UD primer potion can last 6-8 hours on my eyelids.
If you’re not sure whether you need an eyeshadow primer or if you just don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount on it, try this DIY Eyeshadow Primer that costs next to nothing!
What DIY would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments! 🙂
Thanks for reading, xoxo