If you saw my Instagram post on aloe vera gel and were thinking about how to use aloe vera gel as makeup primer then your answer is right here! Yes, aloe vera gel works as good as the conventional makeup primers but in much lesser cost. You would say “why do I even need a primer? ” Yes, you do before putting your makeup on. Here it is why: it gives a smooth surface and makes makeup application so effortless , it holds the makeup intact for long and it blurs the pores thus making our skin look flawless.
Few weeks back when I ran out primer , I looked up online for a reasonable makeup primer other than the one i had used. 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 100 bucks discount on Amazon. But then, there is no harm trying other primers in the market , and if below rs 500 then tho super cool, I thought to myself and started hunting online. After half an hour or so , when I didn’t find any makeup primer at the reasonable price , and even when I did ; they were either from a brand which 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 makeup primer, because why not? There are so many beauty blogger out there who have tried it and have given positive response. 🙂
My experience using aloe vera gel as makeup primer :
I bought myself Aloe Veda Nourishing Aloe Vera Gel (with Green Tea Extracts and Vitamin E beads), 125g for rs 90 (the cheapest makeup primer I am about to use, I told myself 😉 ) 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. Except for my T zones , my face looked matte through out the day.
- 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
- I didn’t find any, yet I feel you should go for a colourless and scentless aloe vera gel .
Other Aloe vera gels you could Try
- Khadi Natural Aloevera Gel, 200g (Transparent) or
- 100% Natural Aloe Vera Gel for Young & Radiant Skin (Non-Toxic & Zero Chemicals), 100ml
How to use:
Apply it just as your regular makeup primers. Dab a good 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 apply your foundation. 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. 🙂
Have you tried aloe vera gel as makeup primer? What are your thoughts on it, let me know in the comment below 🙂
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