As a working mom that flies out the door at 7:15 in the morning, and doesn’t make it home until after 5 in the evening, I get one shot at my makeup in the morning. Whatever I manage to get on my face in the 5 minutes I get to do my makeup, is what I present to the world that day.
For this reason, I feel like I have perfected the process of putting on makeup in a short amount of time, that needs to last all day. One of my secrets to keeping eyes looking great is to use a homemade eyeshadow primer.
What do eyeshadow primers do?
They help prevent eyeshadow from creasing and fading by creating an invisible barrier between your skin and the makeup. Your skin has natural oils in it (which your skin needs and appreciates!), but those oils can make your eyeshadow look a little bleak, fragmented and non-existant after a few hours of wear, so an eyeshadow primer can keep it looking better, for longer.
Make it or Buy it?
I am a fan of making my own, wherever possible. For one, it saves you quite a bit of money. You will pay $5 and up for a small tube of eyeshadow primer, and the cost of this homemade eyeshadow primer is much, much less per batch. Secondly, you can control the ingredients that go into your homemade eyeshadow primer. The recipe below contains only 3 ingredients, which are all natural and safe. No preservatives, no chemicals, no artificial ingredients.
How to make Homemade Eyeshadow Primer
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Transfer to a container with a lid. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
The consistency of the homemade eyeshadow primer will change as it sits in the fridge, but it still works well.
How to use
To use your homemade eyeshadow primer, take a tiny bit of the primer and rub it onto your eyelid. Allow it to dry (should only take 15 – 30 seconds), then apply eyeshadow.
In the picture above, I put homemade eyeshadow primer on my wrist. Then I put on eyeshadow over the primer, and put eyeshadow on a few inches lower (no primer). I used the same application for both spots, You can easily see the difference.
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