Eye shadow primer can be made at home with just a few ingredients, including foundation or concealer, some kind of balm such as facial moisturizer or lip balm, and, depending on the recipe, a thickener such as corn starch. There are a few different recipes for making one's own custom eyeshadow primer, including one that involves mixing 1/2 teaspoon of all-natural lip balm, 1 teaspoon of cornstarch and 1 1/2 teaspoons of liquid foundation. Those who would prefer to experiment with other ingredients may want to use trial and error to find the right formula for a custom eyeshadow primer.
Eyeshadow primer is a good product for anyone who wants to extend the lifetime of each application of eyeshadow. This makeup product helps eyeshadow adhere to the eyelid and gives longevity to one's eye makeup look. Additionally, eyeshadow primer is a great base for bright shadow colors, allowing DIY makeup artists to get the most out of bright shadow colors, such as dark purples and browns. Without using primer as a base, shadow applications can look frostier and lighter, which is not always desirable for all makeup looks. Those who don't like the way their DIY primer looks can buy a professionally prepared and tested eyeshadow primer instead.