First I’m giving you an idea about DIY Makeup Primer. Face Primer is a base that softens the surface of your face and helps to mix the base gently, which means that the facial primer gives you a smooth surface to apply the base. Face Primer always needs to be applied before applying the base or foundation. In the market, there are many types of facial primers available: gel, cream and water base, etc. The gel base and the water-based facial primer are good for oily skin and also in hot and humid climates so that your makeup is durable. And the cream base is good for dry skin and also better in cold and dry climates.
On the market, online or offline, both types of facial primers are available. But they are very expensive. At some point, we may not be able to buy those expensive primers. In addition, many affordable facial primers are available on the market, but at some point, they may not be safe for our skin, the maximum time that is harmful to our skin. That’s why today I am sharing with you an easy process to make your DIY makeup primer at home with very accessible and affordable ingredients.
Main features of the homemade face makeup base:
- Absorb excess oil and sweat.
- Make your makeup durable
- Fill your pores
- Hide fine lines
- Good substitute for professional facial primers.
- Silicon free
Step by step DIY Face Makeup Primer Making Process:
Aloe Vera Gel does not have a greasy formula, so it controls excess oil and sweat. In addition, it cures skin problems and can reduce fine lines. Aloe Vera is absorbed very quickly into the skin and causes our skin cells to hydrate and that is why the skin became shiny.
Facial cream or lotion or any moisturizer that moisturizes your skin. Dry skin makes your makeup irregular. That is why we need adequate hydration. You choose your moisturizer according to your skin type.
Foundation / Tinted Moisturizer gives you a uniform tone and also conceals fine lines.
Loose powder / Compact control of excess oil and sweat. If you have extremely dry skin, then you omit this ingredient.
The sunscreen is for additional sun protection. If you use this facial makeup primer during the day, then you need additional sun protection to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. If you use the base or SPF moisturizer, you can skip this ingredient.
Clean the empty container for storage.
First, take a clean and transparent container and take 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel and 1 tablespoon of moisturizer. That means a 1: 1 ratio of aloe vera gel and moisturizer that I am taking in the container. Here I am using Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel and Lotus Herbals Safe Sun Block Cream. I am in the Normal to Combined skin type group. My T zone is greasy but my face is generally dry, and I don’t want my base makeup to look cakey. That’s why I’m using this Lotus moisturizer, it’s good for normal to dry skin. But if you have oily or acne-prone skin, you should use an oil-free moisturizer.
In the second step, add a few drops of base or stained moisturizer. To get extra shine, I’m adding two products together: First, add 2 to 3 drops of Max Factor Perfecting Foundation.
Tips: If you want more shine on your face or want an illuminating facial primer, add 2 to 3 drops of strobe cream or liquid highlighter.
In the third step, I add some sunscreen because I want some sunscreen on my primer. Because during the day you need some sun protection to protect the skin from harmful sun rays. Here I am using the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 50+ sunscreen.
Tips: If you use the base with SPF, then it is not necessary to add sunscreen.
Then he added some loose powder. If you do not have loose or translucent powder, you can use any compact powder or facial powder that is readily available to you. Here I am using Mesmara Rose Petal Powder (pink tone).
Then mix all the ingredients properly in the bowl with the help of the spoon. After mixing it, you can see that it looks like whipped cream.
And this is for your kind information that the color of the primer may vary depending on the ingredients you used. For example, if you used a yellow base, your primer will look a little yellow. If you choose translucent or loose white powder, the color of your primer will be white.
Here I am using Mesmara Rose Petal Powder in the pink shade, which is why the color of my primer looks like a pink rose.
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How to use:
Clean your face properly and dry your face with a towel. After that, take the number of coins from this card and apply it gently on the entire face and neck. Apply the primer to the center of your face and use gentle circular movements to mix it out and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes and it is completely absorbed into your skin and makes the surface of your face smooth, even, and shiny. Then, you can easily apply and mix your base and concealer. It gives you a perfect base for your makeup. Do not forget to apply a foundation around the eyes.
The longevity of Homemade DIY Face Makeup Primer:
In my opinion, you do it in small quantities and keep it in a cool place. It can be used for up to 10 to 15 days.
I hope this is useful. I recommend it to try this. If you try this DIY recipe, share your experience in the comments section below. You can also give me new ideas for DIY recipes.
FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
What does makeup primer do?
Put simply, primer is exactly what its name implies: It is a preparatory product that is applied after your skincare to create an ideal canvas to hold onto whatever makeup comes afterward — like foundation, eyeliner, brow powder, tinted moisturizer, or concealer.
How do I choose a primer?
You are looking for primers with words like “hydrating,” “replenishing,” or “soothing.” Pick a mattifying primer if you’ve oily skin. If you struggle with excess oil skin and sunshine, you want to combat this with your DIY primer. To do so, your best bet is a great mattifying DIY primer that will reduce your skin is oil production.
What comes first foundation or concealer?
Applying foundation first creates an even base to reduce overall discoloration, redness, and minor blemishes. If you apply your concealer first, you may end up wiping some off when you apply foundation or using a lot more product than necessary, which can create a heavy, cakey look.
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