I don’t like putting on multiple products, so I added sunscreen to my DIY primer. However, this is an optional ingredient, although I recommend it.
Since you only add a bit of sunscreen to the primer, use a sunscreen that has a high SPF. It’s also best to go with sunscreen that is water based.
2.) Aloe Vera Gel
The Aloe Vera gel is your primer base. People with oily skin may need to add a bit more gel. In most cases, Aloe Vera works on most skin types, but there’s a small chance it won’t work for you. You can also make your own hydrating skin serum.
3.) Liquid Foundation
Another optional ingredient is liquid foundation. I add the liquid foundation so my primer has a bit of tint to it.
This way I don’t even have to use foundation if I’m in a hurry. Add drops of liquid makeup until you get the amount of coverage you want.
4.) Loose Face Powder
You can scrape some powder from your compact or use tinted face powder.
Even baby powder would work, although it’s not the best choice. Just avoid adding too much powder, or you’ll have a hard time getting a smooth mixture.
You need a moisturizer, but it’s best to go with a water based moisturizer since you want to minimize oil.
Of course, if your skin is extra dry, then you can use a bit more moisturizer in the primer, or you can use an oil based moisturizer. If your skin is oily, definitely choose the water-base moisturizer for use in this DIY primer.
6.) Container (for storage)
Of course, you need a container for your primer. You can keep the primer for 2 weeks, but you need a clean, airtight container to store it in. A clean, dry, empty cream container works perfectly.
Start off with a 1 : 1 ratio of aloe vera gel and moisturizer. If you have an oily skin you could change the ratio to 1.5 : 1 or if you have dry skin you could change it to 1 : 1.5
Add a pea-sized blob of sunscreen (*OPTIONAL).
Add a few drops of the liquid foundation.
Add a couple of pinches of loose powder.
Blend everything up using a spatula or wooden spoon.You should get an even consistency, if the mixture seems not too runny, it means you have either added too much moisturizer or foundation.
You can balance out the consistency by adding more aloe gel and loose powder.
NOTE: Scrape off any excess from the sides and you are done. I prefer storing it in the fridge to make it cool, so it feels refreshing when I apply the mixture in the morning. Take off your makeup using this Homemade makeup remover wipes.
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