DIY Eye Shadow Primer Recipe + Easy Recipes
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Use this DIY eyeshadow primer recipe to help your eye makeup last longer. 

Do you use eye shadow primer?  I didn't used to until I got a free sample.  Now I won't apply my eye makeup without it.

Primer is like foundation for your eye makeup.  It helps it go on smoother, reduces creasing, and helps your makeup stay longer.

  How to make DIY eyeshadow primer. This has 3 easy recipes and a tutorial for homemade primer DIY Make this without cornstarch and without foundation.  Also has a natural recipe for oily skin and oily eyelids. If you need homemade ideas and hacks for diy makeup, check this out.  #eyeprimer #diy #makeup
If your makeup creases or wears off after a few hours, try using a primer.  You may also want to look in to makeup for oily eyelids if your makes dissolves or melts quickly.

Primer is expensive, but you can make your DIY eye shadow primer very easily!


If you run out of eyeshadow primer and don't have time to make more, simply use your favorite foundation on your eyelids.

No matter which eyeshadow primer you use, let it dry for a few minutes.  Then dust your lids with a shade close to your skin tone to set the primer before you apply your eye makeup.  You can also dust with a lighter color if you want your makeup to pop or you're using bright colors.


This recipe is great for oily eyelids because the clay absorbs excess oil.



Mix all ingredients well and store in a small container with a lid.  


This recipe is easy because you probably have all of the ingredients.


  • 1 teaspoon liquid foundation
  • 1 teaspoon concealer
  • 1 teaspoon unscented body butter without fragrance or essential oils
  • a few drops aloe vera gel


Combine all ingredients and mix well.  Store in a covered container.


This one uses a premade lip balm.  Just make sure that you use a natural one with no fragrance or essential oils.


  • 1/2 teaspoon natural lip balm
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid foundation


Melt the lip balm in the microwave for a few seconds until soft.  Add the arrowroot and foundation.  Stir well.

If you're in a pinch and need something right away, try sweeping one of these on your eyelids to help your shadow stay longer:

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Liquid foundation
  • Unflavored, uncolored milk of magnesia
These easy DIY eye shadow primer recipes will help your makeup 

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.