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!
If you want to use a primer, but don’t want to spend $$$ on getting one, read on to learn how you can make your very own DIY Eyeshadow Primer that works just as well as store bought ones!
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 doesn’t crease. You can opt out of using concealer, but adding a little bit of concealer in your DIY Eyeshadow Primer will make it have a little more coverage. This is especially useful if you have dull skin on your eyelids, or if you have veins showing through.
Add some face primer (optional) for longer wear. My first versions of this DIY Eyeshadow Primer didn’t have face primer in them (very limited makeup collection at that time!) and they still made my eyeshadows stay on for a long time. Adding your favourite face primer will help to extend the wear by an hour or two, so it’s really up to you and what you need!
Using a tiny spatula, or a small spoon, put some body butter or thick facial moisturiser into your container. If you have sensitive skin, use a thick facial moisturiser instead of the body butter. Make sure the moisturiser or body lotion that you’re using is thick to get your DIY Eyeshadow Primer to the perfect consistency. If your moisturiser is too thin, your DIY Eyeshadow Primer will end up being too runny.
Add in the same amount of your favourite Foundation/BB Cream as you did the body butter. If you’re using a high coverage foundation, you can skip out of the concealer from Step 1. If your foundation is on the thinner side, add slightly more than the body butter to make sure your DIY Eyeshadow Primer doesn’t come out 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. And voila, you have your very own DIY Eyeshadow Primer! Simple, right?
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. For the price you pay though, $0 vs the $20 primer, it works AMAZINGLY!
If you’re not sure whether you need an eyeshadow primer or if you just don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money 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! 🙂
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Thanks for reading, xoxo