Friday, January 17, 2014

Beauty In A Nutshell//DIY Face Primer!

First it was DIY concealer and now it's DIY Primer! I've been hearing about people going gaga on primers for ages now and so far I've only tried the Loreal Studio Secrets one which I quite fancied (until the sample got over that is) and have been on the fence about investing money to get one. I mean they do work wonders, right?
In case you are new on the bandwagon, a primer is a face product base that helps the foundation go on smoother, makes your skin look more even (prior to foundation usage), takes away shine thus mattifying that pretty face and most importantly helps your look stay on longer taking away the risk of melting. There are primers developed to solve special skin problems too, but today we are going to make a potion for the basic primer that does the above mentioned tasks.

DIY Face Primer:

Ingredients:
1.Store bought Aloe vera gel   >> Mattifies
2.Water based moisturizer >> To help your foundation go on smoother
3. A couple of drops of foundation >> For light coverage
4. Sunblock (optional)
5.Face Powder >> Prevents shine
6. A jar to blend in the contents and a tiny spoon

Instructions:
1.Begin by pouring in a blob of the aloevera gel (I'm using a combination of aloe and cucumber because that's what I had). If you have normal skin, add the same amount of moisturizer. My skin
is combination during most of the year and dry during winters which is why I added slightly more gel compared to moisturizer.
So basically:
Normal skin         >> Equal parts gel & moisturizer
Dry skin               >> Less gel, more moisturizer
Oily/Combo Skin >>More gel, less moisturizer

2.Next add in the foundation. Add this as per the coverage you wish to achieve. I you want this to function like a tinted moisturizer, add a tiny amount. For more of a bb cream thingy, add more.

3.Add in the sunblock and loose powder.

4.Swirl in everything together till it's nice and even. Your finished result shouldn't be too dense or too runny, somewhere in between is perfect.

And we're done! Try it on! I was quite impressed with the results. I wore just primer on for most of the first day that I used it and people did notice the difference. exactly like a mlbb (my skin but better) look!

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PS: I've seen a bunch of variations now and then of this recipe. I suggest you make a sample first (a week's worth) and test it out. If you''re satisfied, you can go ahead and make a larger amount.

For now, sweet hugs and Adieu.
Nash

4 comments:

  1. This is awesome! And that diy jewelry box is genius! I might have to round that one up for my next 'Genius, Right?' spot. Happy we found eachothers blogs!

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  2. Aww.. thank you Micheline! I'll follow your blog right away so that I can keep up with the newest posts! :)

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  3. Wow, I have looked at alot of blogs, and websites with beauty tips & tricks, etc...I have never once seen DIY Primer instructions!! Primer is always expensive. I just recently became unemployed, and I'm so excited to try this! I bet I have everything already here at home. Wish I would have come across this years ago. I'm so happy. I can't wait to try. I just started following your blog. I found you by accident when I accidentally found your friends blog where you posted the jewelry box DIY post. So I came over here after reading it, to see what else I could make! I had my own idea for the jewelry box. I mean for the rolls inside, then cover with velvet. I had not tried my idea yet, but after reading your instructions for the jewelry box, and seeing you used the pink foam rollers all stuffed inside, I thought thats genius! why didn't I think of that? Great idea! Alot better than what I was thinking. Thank you. I'm excited to check back every day here, and see what new goodies you post. You are just my style! Wonderful blog. Glad I found you!

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  4. Oh Melissa, your comment just. made. my. day <3 I hope this primer really does suit you because I'm addicted to it right now, it gives my skin just the perfect no-makeup look where it looks naturally radiant! And aww, that's so sweet of you to say how you found Laurel's blog and mine. She's such a lovely blogger. I'm glad making the jewelry box would be easier for you now. So happy to help! xoxo

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