Friday, 11 May 2012

DIY: Eyeshadow Primer

Eyeshadow primers are great to use when applying eyeshadow to your eyelids; they help to block the oil secretion from your lid and this allows your eye make-up to last longer and it also gives the eyeshadow a base to adhere to which helps the colours to pop.

So for the longest while I have been searching for an eyeshadow primer in Hong Kong. I would go to cosmetic stores painfully explaining what I'm looking for in super basic English, but to no avail. So as always, if I can't get access to something, I try my hardest to make it myself. After doing some research I found a solution...homemade eyeshadow primer. I have been using this method since last October and it has been working great for me.

You will need:

  1. Hand/Body butter or cream. These are better to use than lotion because the consistency is thicker. Also, try to avoid scented body butters, because they may not be good to use around the eye area. I used Pond's skin cream.
  2. Foundation. Use any foundation of your choice. I used my MAC Studio Fix Fluid.
  3. Concealer. Try using a concealer that does not have a liquid consistency; creamy concealers are better. The NYX Concealer in a Jar is perfect for this.
  4. A small empty container. I got mine from a travel container set.
  5. Measuring utensil. For this I used tiny disposable spoons.


Portion out approximately equal parts for each ingredient; the concealer, foundation and body butter.

Add all the products to the container and mix well until perfectly blended.

The result:

I applied two layers of eyeshadow to different sections of my skin to demonstrate how great this homemade formula is. It also allows my eyeshadow look to last longer; up to 8hrs based on my experience. This is a great and cheap substitute for a store bought eyeshadow primer. 

I hope this helps


  1. awesome! I'm gonna try this!

  2. Thanks for sharing this! I'm in the Caribbean, and things can be a little expensive, so this will help me alot!!!! (^_^)

    1. You're welcome and we'll definitely check out your blog

  3. Thank you for this! Going to try it out now x


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