Last Updated on March 4, 2021 by yangandbeyond
Can we use aloe vera gel as makeup primer?
Exactly the same question I asked myself when I saw some beauty blogger using patanjali aloe vera gel as primer! Then I gave this beauty hack a try, and finally I am here to answer all your questions on makeup primer and how to use 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 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 makeup primer? ” Yes, you do ! Just before putting your makeup on, as your makeup base.
Breaking it down, here is why you need a makeup primer in your makeup routine. Makeup primers even outs the skin texture and gives your makeup foundation a smooth surface to work on. It makes makeup application easy and holds the makeup intact for long.
Pick the right makeup primer for your skin type. Since I have an oily skin, I look for gel based makeup primer . For those who have dry skin, can opt for a cream based makeup primer.
Does Aloe vera gel really work as primer?
Here’s my first experiment using aloe vera gel as 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 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 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 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 makeup primer for few days, and here I am today, sharing with you’ll on how to use Aloe Vera gel as 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 natural makeup primer and also feel happy about it as it’s pocket friendly and really effective. Apply it just as 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. 🙂
- 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
- 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 –
- Khadi Natural Aloevera Gel
- Khadi Mauri Herbal Aloe Vera Gel
- Aroma Treasures Aloe Vera Gel
- Patanjali Saundarya Aloe Vera Gel
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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