DIY: Making Eyeshadow Base at Home
I’m new to the world of makeup, just started to learn the techniques. So I’m a little afraid of spending a lot on expensive brands, what if the shades or the type of cosmetics don’t work for me. But I love makeup and have started to experiment with various things.
I’ve fallen in love with eyeshadows. They make the eyes look so vibrant and beautiful. But eyeshadows don’t work without a good base. And eyeshadow bases are also pretty expensive. So I searched the net and made my own version of eyeshadow base at home, and it has worked wonderfully for me.
Once I become pretty good and used to with makeup I’d love to try out various brands and colours.
For now here goes my version of eyeshadow base made at home.
1) An empty jar. A tiny one would be good.
2) Aloe vera gel
3) A thick cream or any moisturizer that works for you.
4) Foundation or concealer. I used my Maybelline BB cream because I don’t like the way it looks on my face, so thought of using it in this rather than throwing it away.
5) Compact or a loose powder that you like. You may skip this also.
This is all you’d need. Mix all the ingredients well and make a nice paste with a clean spoon. Try not to use your hands. If you’re using compact, crush it well and mix it well with other ingredients.
And here are some swatches:
I’ve used Maybelline copper brown quad. On the right side are the swatches without the base, and on the left with the base. See how the base makes the colours more visible.
Here on my palm I’ve used pink eyeshadow from maybelline’s wine pink quad. See how bright the colour looks with the base under it.
So there you have, an easy eyeshadow base made at home. I hope you like it and it works for you.