How to use Aloe Vera gel as makeup primer

Last Updated on September 8, 2021 by yangandbeyond

How to use Aloe Vera gel as makeup primer or Can we use aloe vera gel as a makeup primer? Exactly the same question I asked myself when I saw some beauty blogger using aloe vera gel as a primer! Then I gave this beauty hack a try, and finally, I am here to answer all your questions! 🙂

aloe vera gel as makeup primer

Let me take you through the process of using aloevera gel as an alternative to makeup primer

If you saw my Instagram post on aloe vera gel and were thinking about how to use aloe vera gel as a makeup primer then your answer is right here! Yes, aloe vera gel works as good as the conventional makeup primers but at a much lesser cost. Whether you are a beginner or someone who is looking for a more natural product that works as makeup primer then go for aloe vera gel instead of makeup primer.

Now, if you are wondering, “Is primer necessary for makeup?” or “why do I even need a makeup primer? ”

Yes, you actually do! Just before putting your makeup on, as your makeup base, also if you want your makeup to stay longer.

Breaking it down in more detail, here is why you need a makeup primer in your makeup routine. Makeup primers even outs the skin texture and give your makeup foundation a smooth surface to work on. It makes makeup application easy and holds the makeup intact for long. However, it doesn’t matter even if you don’t use a makeup primer if you are not planning to have the makeup on for long-duration or for a regular bb cream makeup routine.

Pick the right makeup primer for your skin type. Since I have oily skin, I look for gel-based makeup primers. Those who have dry skin can opt for a cream-based makeup primer.

Does Aloe vera gel really work as good as a primer?

Here’s my first experiment using aloe vera gel as a makeup primer. A few weeks back when I ran out of my makeup primer, I started looking up online for a reasonable makeup primer other than the one that I had been using. I was using Colorbar Perfect Match Primer and was pretty much happy with the way it worked on my face. It’s a gel-based makeup primer that comes in a see-through tube pack. 30 ml and I got it for a 100 bucks discount on Amazon.

After half an hour or so of hunting for a good gel-based primer online, when I didn’t find any good makeup primer at the reasonable price, and even when I did; they were either from a brand that I have never heard of or too cheap to believe that it could do a better job. I began searching for natural makeup primer and then I decided to try aloe vera gel as a makeup primer, because why not? There are so many beauty bloggers out there who have tried it and have given a positive response.

I tried applying makeup using aloe vera gel as a makeup primer for few days, and here I am today, sharing with you’ll on how to use Aloe Vera gel as a makeup primer!

My experience using aloe vera gel as makeup primer :
To begin my first trial, I bought myself Aloe Veda Nourishing Aloe Vera Gel (with Green Tea Extracts and Vitamin E beads), 125g for rs 90 (You can get a better or a good aloe vera skin gels in market. I’ll list them down below.  ) So after wearing it with my regular makeup for continues 3 days and I must say that I am so damn impressed! I have an oily face and it did a great job. I applied a coin size amount on my face after the toner. (If you have dry skin, don’t forget to use your moisturizer) Once the gel was set on my skin, I went about and applied my foundation. I use it as a primer daily for work, and it lasts for good 6-7 hours. After which, I can see my makeup slightly wearing off around my T zones. Aloe vera gel as a makeup primer works best for daily use as it not only works as a makeup primer but also keeps your skin moisturized.

How to apply aloe vera gel as make up primer ?

You can safely use aloe vera gel as a natural makeup primer and also feel happy about it as it’s pocket friendly and really effective. Apply it just like your regular makeup primers.

Easy steps to apply aloe vera gel as make up primer:

Dab a tiny amount of aloe vera gel and massage it through your skin. Just a two-finger tiny scoop is enough.

Let the gel dry completely, it will just take 1 min to dry and then apply your makeup foundation. Don’t be in a hurry to apply your foundation. If the aloe vera gel is not settled properly then it may make your foundation look cakey.

I use my makeup sponge to spread the foundation around my face and neck.

Once you are done with the foundation you may or may not use a translucent powder to give it a final touch up. 🙂

Good points:

  • Not sticky at all.
  • Keeps your makeup look fresh for a stretch of 6 to 8 Hrs
  • Good price
  • Gives your skin a fresh feeling
  • Works best for a natural daily makeup look

Bad points: 

  • I didn’t like the strong fragrance of the gel I used (Aloe Veda Nourishing Aloe Vera Gel) , apart from that nothing bad. I feel colorless and scentless aloe vera gel would work best.
  • Might not hold heavy makeup for long.

Here Are Some Natural Aloe Vera gel available online in India – 

Have you tried aloe vera gel as a makeup primer? What are your thoughts on it, let me know in the comment below 🙂

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  1. I should start using a primer under my make up as I know make up lasts longer underneath it. The Aloe Vera sounds great and a natural product too.

    • Exactly ! Aloe vera gel is a good natural makeup primer to start with. Don’t use the gel directly from the plant, instead go for tube or bottled aloe vera gel that is transparent and scentless 🙂 Do let me know how it worked for you .

    • Thanks for taking out the time to read my post. And yes, do try this and leme know your thoughts 🙂 love, yang

  2. Thanks for all your tip you share ,I am a 60 year young woman that love natural skin care and Aloe is super awesome skin care ,lots of people say to me I love your makeup and I say no ,no makeup today but I love make , Aloe is a great moisturizer for skin etc , I say just give complement On great looking skin , everyone do not wear make up every day, keep the post coming,I’ll be looking for them

    • I absolutely agree with you. Nothing can beat a naturally healthy skin 🙂 Thanks for reading my blog post. I’ll be posting some more natural beauty tips content in the coming day.

  3. Hi, I would like to mention my experience with alovera gel . I have oily and acne prone skin in summers it’s difficult to put on makeup becz of that. So one day i thought of giving a try . I mixed a small pea size amount of primer with alovera gel and when I applied it was great also I fix it with translucent powder it was so amazing, I got smooth skin with awsum skin tone . So if anybody would like to try that it’s good. Primer I use Nykaa for oily skin and alovera gel from patanjali.

    • Hey Priyanka, primer with alovera gel is somthing I have never thought about. I’ll surely give it a try 🙂

  4. Thank for sharong your infornation. Do you recomend any brand for Alo Veragel?

  5. Thank you for sharing your information. Do you recommand any brand of Alo Vera Gel? Thank you

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