DIY Eye Primer

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Priming your eyes before applying eyeshadow can be a very important step. It will make your eye makeup last a lot longer, as well as improve the pigmentation of the eyeshadow. However, a lot of the time primers can be pretty expensive, especially if they are from a high end brand. 
Today I am going to show you how you can make a primer from things that you probably have lying around the house. I was shown it by one of my friends a couple of years ago, and have altered it over time to suit my skin, which is the great thing about making your own.

You will need:
A small pot/ container
Vaseline
Body Butter
Foundation
Moisturiser
The end of a makeup brush or something to mix it with.

The amounts that you will need will vary, and depend on your skin type, and I'll explain why.

The vaseline needs to be included, and makes up the main body of the primer, because it is the part that will create a smooth base for the makeup. 
Then add body butter. The body butter and vaseline should make up most of the primer. The amounts you need will vary depending on your skin type, but after making it once, you will learn how to alter it. The one that I use is the Body Shop Shea Butter.

The next thing you should add is the foundation, however, it is optional. You shouldn't add very much, but I like to add some to tint the primer. It means that it covers any discolouration on your eyelids. 

If you have quite oily eyelids, stop here and mix it all together. The next step is to add moisturiser, but only if your eyelids are quite dry, which mine are. Don't add much. Just enough that it is hydrating. By using this primer it actually cleared up the dry skin around my eyes really quickly.
After you have added the moisturiser, mix it all together in the small pot, and you are done.

I hope that you have found this helpful. If you make it at any point, be sure to let me know.

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2 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea! I never use eye primer because it's so expensive so I'll definitely be giving this a go!
    Amy x
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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