Homemade primer for face

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Homemade primer for face
Primer provides a smooth base for make-up. (Pretty woman in make-up image by MAXFX from Fotolia.com)

Make-up primer is a cosmetic product used to ready the skin for make-up application. It is used on both the face and eyelids in preparation for foundation or eyeshadow. Primer acts as a base coat for make-up to adhere to. This not only prolongs the wear time of your foundation and eyeshadow but also improves the overall appearance of make-up by creating a smooth, even canvas. Some primers even include a tint of colour to give your make-up extra coverage and even out skin tone.

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Things you need

  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 2 tbsp moisturiser
  • 1 tbsp foundation
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cosmetic spatula or Popsicle stick
  • Storage jar

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  1. 1

    Pour the aloe vera gel, moisturiser and foundation into the mixing bowl. Choose an aloe gel that is natural, not dyed green, to avoid colouring your primer. The foundation shade should match your skin tone.

  2. 2

    Stir the ingredients together thoroughly using the spatula or stick. Smooth out any lumps and completely incorporate all the ingredients.

  3. 3

    Scoop the primer from the mixing bowl to your storage jar using a spatula or stick.

  4. 4

    Apply the primer to your clean, moisturised face using your fingertips. Dab a dot of product on each cheek, your forehead, nose, eyelids and chin. Smooth the primer onto your face and eyelids using small, circular motions. Allow the primer to penetrate completely before applying your foundation and other make-up products.

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