If you want your makeup to look amazing, and you want it to stay that way all day long, you need to add primer beneath your foundation and eye shadow. However, primer isn’t cheap. You’ll pay $20-40, or more, for a good makeup primer. A small tube of eye shadow primer can cost $20 or more.
The Benefits of Primer
Why make your own primer? Face primer helps make your skin the perfect canvas for makeup. Other benefits include:
- It also fills in pores, lines and wrinkles, which some products often highlight.
- A good primer gives you an even skin tone, absorbs any extra oil and ensures your makeup stays looking fresh longer, which is particularly beneficial in the warm summer months.
- Helps your makeup stays longer (especially in hot weather)
- Absorb excess oil
While Silicon based polymers are used in most primers to help prime skin, this homemade primer uses Aloe Vera gel instead. Although it might not work perfectly the first time you mix up this formula, you can tweak the ingredients to make it work for your skin.
- aloe vera gel
- moisturizer with SPF preferably
- clean container
- liquid foundation
Credit: Bethany Gibson