DIY Eyeshadow School Makeup Tips & Tricks

DIY: Eyeshadow Primer

I have been using Urban Decay Primer Potion for years.
I love the stuff.
It is awesome.
The problem is when I go to Sephora to get it, I get lost in a sea of sparkling new glosses and shadows and treasures I NEED to try, suddenly eyeshadow primer doesn’t seem very exciting. I start trying to rationalize. “I don’t REALLY need primer right? It doesn’t help that much….20 dollars!? Is it that important?”
I am here to tell you that voice in my head has kept me from buying primer potion for months.
My sister  can’t use it because it gives her a rash on her eyelids and she doesn’t like parabens so…

Together we set out to make our own!

After much trial and error we finally found a potion that WORKS!
Get a load of the proof pudding below:

Admittedly, Urban Decay is still the best, but as you can see, the difference is minimal.
So if yer ballin’ getcha some UD Primer Potion.
If yer budgetin’ make yourself some of this stuff.

Get a clean container. I used a sample jar but you could also use an old eyeshadow pot, contacts case or even a tiny zip lock bag.

Recipe/Formula (you can double or triple this based on the size of your container)

1/2    Teaspoon All Natural Chapstick
1      Teaspoon Cornstarch
1 1/2  Teaspoon  Liquid Foundation (whatever you have on hand)

Run the chapstick under warm water for a minute before you add it so it mixes easier.
Put all the ingredients in container and MIX WELL.
It should look like this:
homemade primer potion

and you should look like this:

Hallelujah!

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105 Comments

  • Reply
    randi
    June 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    All hail caralyn brook!

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    Tammy
    June 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I agree with Randi! You keep saving me money and I love you for it!

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    Jodie
    June 23, 2012 at 2:24 am

    quick question(s), why is the chapstick necessary and why all natural? Can’t wait to make this!

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      caralynee
      June 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

      OK so the chapstick really helps to make the eyeshadow go on vibrant and helps adhere the shadow to the lid. It also created a better texture and helps with absorption. I recommended natural just because it’s the best choice for any kind of skin but mine is not sensitive so I also used regular chapstick and I liked it just fine.

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    Rebekah
    June 25, 2012 at 3:10 am

    LOVE this!!! Your sister doesn’t like parabens, so what make up does she use. Please spill!:)

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    Carriep63
    July 1, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Just wondering if Petroleum Jelly may have the same power as the chapstick does? I’m thinking it’s all about the wax, no? Since you have experimented with it I was just wondering if you tried vaseline or anything (I don’t have chapstick and don’t want to go to the store!)

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      caralynee
      July 2, 2012 at 9:17 pm

      I think petroleum jelly will work, just not as good. The wax is really important for the consistency and staying power. The petroleum jelly will help make the color vibrant still but won’t be AS good at the other. Let me know how it goes!

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    Jordin Hufstetler
    July 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Love this primer great idea!

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    Ali Muzzalupo
    July 20, 2012 at 7:18 am

    I’m just wondering to myself how I ever got along without your amazing info! Just made this and I’m so stoked to do my make up tomorrow morning:) I did a little test run with your latest video (date night). I tried to use my finger to wipe it off and almost nothing came off. Yay!

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    laura
    July 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I was just wondering where you purchased the all natural chapstick and would a liquid foundation that is lighter like Garnier BB cream work do you think? thank you for all the wicked tips! 🙂

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      caralynee
      July 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm

      I got it at Walgreens and yes I tried a bunch of different foundations/bb creams/ tinted moisture all of it worked!

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    Maggie
    July 30, 2012 at 2:07 am

    This is so awesome! I use urban decay and love it but I cant wait to give this a try!

    I have a free beauty giveaway at my site, you should check it out. I is worth $200 in beauty products… and your a beauty site! Thought you might like it, http://borntobeblonde.com/beauty-giveaway/

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    janet reid
    July 31, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    just discovered another budget friendly idea- instead of eye makeup remover, just mix baby shampoo with water and save yourself some dough! 🙂

    • Reply
      Jasmin
      August 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

      Also, vasaline/petroleum jelly works wonders to take makeup off.

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        AmySue
        January 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

        Those who have oily or combination skin, do not use vaseline or petroleum jelly. It will clog pores and we have issues eventually. 🙂 Alcohol-free baby wipes help too.

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          Trina
          June 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

          petroleum jelly actually doesnt clog pores..the molecules are too large to penetrate skin. It acts as a barrier between skin and the air; thats why its a great protectant for cuts/burns, it will keep bacteria away that may cause infection. : )

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        Bri
        September 9, 2014 at 11:09 am

        Olive oil or almond oil are great too!!! They WON’T clog your pores and actually cleans your face!!! I’ve been using it for about a year and it’s improved my skin a lot!

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          adri
          May 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

          Ladies, COCONUT OIL. I know my sister doesn’t like it so much, so I guess it’s not for everyone, but for me personally it’s been THE game changer. I use it all over, my hair, skin, etc. I could go on for days, but essentially: my skin looks more smooth and radiant than ever, my hair is manageable and glossy, and it removes makeup better than anything I’ve used since it absorbs and nourishes so well.

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    Jana
    August 2, 2012 at 7:32 am

    I wonder if I can use Vaseline (petroleum jelly) instead of the chapstick because we don’t get chapstick here….? What do you think?

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    Geanine
    August 2, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Vaseline likely wont be as effective as it get’s melty at a lower temperature than chapstick does; thus you have a higher chance of it melting away. (PS vaseline is a petroleum product, you don’t want that on your face!)
    Also to remove waterproof eye-makeup, use Olive Oil. It’s natural, safe and moisturizes! 😉

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    elise
    August 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    OMG. I really wasn’t a big believer in eyeshadow primer as most of it is really expensive and it just didn’t seem worth it to me. When I stumbledupon this I thought “hey, why not?”. I was not disappointed. I spent $3 making this project as I already had everything except the chapstick and it turned out wonderfully!! I tried some on my arm and the difference is amazing and it is lasting a really long time without fading. This has defiantly earned a permanent spot in my beauty routine!!

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    Sara
    August 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    It works great! How should I store it?

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    Betty
    August 9, 2012 at 3:07 am

    Nice, I will have a try later:)

    http://www.ccchinachic.com/

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    Amanda
    August 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    LOVE this idea!I’m going to try it right away. Just a question, though. Is there anyway this can be used (Or altered) to be used as an all over facial primer?

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    Mellie
    August 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Can I use powder instead of the foundation? Will it work the same?

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    osaid
    August 13, 2012 at 8:41 am

    thanks for nice tips…

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    Amanda
    August 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    This looks amazing! I was just wondering where you found the All Natural Chapstick? I can’t seem to find the Chapstick brand version of All Natural. Thanks.

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    Nicole
    August 24, 2012 at 2:18 am

    Can you use any type of chapstick while making this?

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      Cara
      August 24, 2012 at 4:12 am

      You really can, it just kind of depends how much you about having all natural stuff in your makeup…I don’t worry much so I have used different kinds of chapstick and had no problem.

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    AnneGirl
    August 30, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I am sorry if this is a stupid question, but could you also use this as a lip primer? Do you recommend using lip primers?

    • Reply
      Cara
      August 30, 2012 at 12:41 am

      Great minds think alike! I am totally working on one now! Not a stupid question at all!

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    Glamorous Mama
    August 30, 2012 at 1:50 am

    This is awesome. I always feel like all the primers I buy never have a good amount of product! Time to make my own! Glad I stumbled on this!!

    Janelle

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    Angelina
    August 30, 2012 at 4:39 am

    How long will this store?

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      Cara
      August 30, 2012 at 6:38 am

      a couple of months I have had mine and it’s in great shape still…

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    Allie
    August 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Hey, that recipie for the primer is awesome! I also tried the beach Hair recipie and i totally agree it works sooo well! Thanks for all the great tips

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    kim
    August 31, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I am so excited to try this! I actually have UD potion on my to-do list for my next sephora trip, but I know I would pass on it for something more fun and sparkly! One question: does your formula prevent creasing? That’s my biggest problem. I used to use Benefit’s FYEye. But I think they stopped making it.

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      Cara
      August 31, 2012 at 6:40 pm

      YES! It’s my biggest problem too! It was my main concern while mixing the potion, my sister has a crease problem too so we tried everything until we came up with this and we were shocked at how well it worked!

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    Jessical
    September 1, 2012 at 1:50 am

    good collections

    http://www.ccchinachic.com/products/health-and-beauty/makeup-accessories/c-121/

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    Andrea S
    September 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    For years I’ve just been using plain ol’ cornstarch –and nothing else– on top of my foundation, and it really does make a huge difference on how well my eyeshadow glides on and how long it lasts on my oily skin…

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    Agnese
    September 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    does it help agains oily lids?, because i use eye primer mostly because othrvise my mascara transfers to my lids, i have hooded eyes, the chopstick sound like it would make it wosre.

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      Cara
      September 3, 2012 at 7:10 pm

      It does help guard against creasing but I am not sure it would cut the oil as much as your need, if it doesn’t just add more cornstarch

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    Agnese
    September 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    could the chopstick be replaced by bee wax? 😀 or I dont know what i am talking about, just thought that chopstick have bee wax in them!!

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      Cara
      September 6, 2012 at 2:00 am

      there is a lot of wax in chapstick so it could, I have never tried it though:)

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    iheartfestivals
    September 11, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Pleaseeee figure out a way to dupe benefit porefessional, cannot justify 30 bucks for that :/

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    Miriam
    September 12, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Am I correct in assuming that the liquid foundation should be in my tone? Don’t own any so I want to make sure I buy the right one.

    Thanks for all your great tips!

    • Reply
      Cara
      September 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      in your tone or lighter, it isn’t crucial that it is exact:) Thanks!

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        Miriam
        September 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

        Wonderful, that’ll make things much easier!
        Thanks 🙂

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    julie
    September 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    i just made this last night and it didn’t cost me a penny. well, at some point it did, just not last night… even had the Sephora pot! 🙂 so i never use eye primer but tried it today and it is creasy. 🙁 i think i need to add more liquid foundation to it bc it’s drier than your pic looks. And yes, pleasePLEASEplease dupe the Benefit Porefessional!!

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      Cara
      September 13, 2012 at 7:00 pm

      Oh dang! I wander if you put too much chapstick in? Mine didn’t crease at all and I am REALLY picky about creasing so I think you may need to tweak your recipe a bit…let me know if that works!

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        Andrea
        November 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        How much chapstick should you use?

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    Bekah
    September 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Can’t wait to try this today. I also just went out and purchased your basic make-up starter kit suggestion. Thanks a bunch!

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    April
    September 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I just made this yesterday and it is AMAZING!!! My eye makeup was still looking great at 9:00 when my hubby got home. My one recommendation, though, is to NOT use the Burts Bees chapstick. I couldn’t find the natural stuff that you used, but I did have Burts Bees and I figured that was a pretty natural chapstick. Ummm, yeah, it has peppermint oil in it and it kind of burns, LOL. My eyes water so much that I had to go run and get a tissue. But I used it again today because it was so amazing. Plus the “tingle” really wakes me up. And I am going to keep using it until it is gone, because eventhough I didn’t spend $20 like a real primer, I still used quite a bit of my foundation and I don’t want to let it go to waste, LOL.

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      Rikki
      May 26, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      Burt’s bees makes one without peppermint–called honey–and it is perfect. It’s beeswax-based and no essential oils in it. Perfect!!

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    Holly
    September 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

    stumbleupon needs a “LOVE THIS” button, I am sooo trying this!!

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    Heidi
    September 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    OMG I ran out of my urban decay primer and was bummed I need to spend money to buy more, BUT I just found your site today Im so stoked to try this.

    FYI ladies coconut oil works wonders. I agree with others olive oil is great for eye makeup remover you can also use coconut oil.

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    Sueyee
    October 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    OMG!! THANK YOU!! I’ve been looking for a DIY primer forever!!! I’m going to have to try this out this weekend!!! 😀

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    Nikki
    October 30, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    When i saw this DIY i asked my mom to buy me a chapstick.. She bought me one and it has Propolis & Shea Butter in it. Can i use it? It says natural formula though…

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    alice
    November 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    omg….God bless u for doing this…ive bought primers/bases and returned them cuz none of them worked on my oily lids. before i make this i want to ask you a few question:
    1- does this need to be refrigerated ?
    2- how long does it normally last when you make it?
    3- would this work on oily lids ? i rly hope so
    thnks

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      Cara
      November 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

      1 – no just keep it with the rest of your makeup
      2 – it lasts forever! Like a few months
      3 – I think it would but I would recommend using more cornstarch and less chapstick.
      play with the recipe a bit until it fits the consistency for your skin:)
      GOOD LUCK GIRL!

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    Jessica Wray
    November 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    SO GOOD TO KNOW! I have been looking for a primer that won’t break the bank… Looks like I found it!

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    pepper
    November 24, 2012 at 5:04 am

    I don’t have any liquid foundation… can i do without it or with a powder foundation?

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    Mags
    December 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I just found UD primer at Nordstrom’s Rack for less than $10.

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    Frida
    December 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your tips Cara 🙂
    I found your blog via Pinterest just today.

    I’ll be sneaking around for the next couple of hours 😉

    Greetings from Denmark.

    Hugs
    Frida

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    MelP
    December 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Just made this after my 16 year old daughter told me she’d like some eye shadow primer. I remembered that I bookmarked this page, and we went right to making it. Didn’t even need to leave the house to get ingredients. She tested it out on her hand and she gives it two thumbs up!

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    Jessica
    January 7, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Lots of positive comments here, sounds like this works fantastically. I do want to mention that corn starch, while a great absorbent ingredient, is a catalyst to bacterial and fungal growth. It’s possible there may be enough preservative in the Chapstick & foundation to control any icky buggers, but just to be safe, I’d highly suggest only making this in tiny batches (no more than a week’s worth) and refrigerating it until it’s gone. Never can be too careful, especially around the eyes!

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    BonBon
    January 14, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    ummm, get out. this is life.changing:-) xoxo

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    Jen
    January 27, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Can I use baby powder instead of the cornstarch? thanks for the tips!

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    Joanne Richards
    February 26, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Does concealer work as a primer? I have Estee Lauder Illuminating Concealer that I use under my eye then I tend to smear the remainder on my eyelid and then set it with a neutral eyeshadow as a base.

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    Jen
    March 6, 2013 at 1:17 am

    OMG! I read on pinterest I click it and immediately I make it. Its awesome! !

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    Laura Haslam (@PorcelainLaura)
    March 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

    This is great! I’ve just made this as I’ve never used eyeshadow primer before because it’s so expensive; especially good brands like Urban Decay and Too Faced. I’ve also just bought MUA’s Heaven & Earth and Undress Me Too palettes as I can’t afford the Naked palettes (wish I could though!) so I’ve just tried the primer with these palettes and they make the colours so much more vivid! Thanks for saving me about £60 on UD palettes and making MUA palettes even better! <3

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    beautydiariesnl
    April 2, 2013 at 6:55 am

    hello I had a question, can you use coconut butter or oil instead of chapstick ?.
    because I also use it for my lips hihi thank uu

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    Laura
    April 25, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    How do you mix it all together? I just made a huge mess… I tried mixing with a butter knife but it’s still a little chunky. My suggestions?

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      Laura McDermott
      April 26, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Also has anyone tried to use this on their whole face?

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    kelly
    April 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I am also wondering if it could be used on the entire face??? Thanks! 🙂

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    Jessica Kieft
    June 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    It sounds like this worked for everyone else but when I tried it, it was awful, it separated and was greasy. I followed the directions exactly :/. I even tried it twice and the same thing happened. I also mixed it really really well and still look separated and greasy. 🙁 I really wanted it to work.

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    Erika
    June 11, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Hi Cara… Just wanted to let you know I tried this recipe but tweaked it a bit. Instead of just foundation, I had some e.l.f. mineral infused face primer in Radiant I used also. I didn’t like the shimmery on my face but it works awesome in the eye primer recipe. It goes on beautifully, held my shadow like a champ and no creasing at all. Plus, I hate to admit it, but due to a sinus migraine I ended up sleeping with it on and my shadow still looked flawless in the morning! Today I used it with a $1 palette of eye shadow and it makes it look as good as my more expensive shadows! Thanks for the recipe! I love your tips! I wish I was near Las Vegas so I could enter for a makeover Monday… my brows could use your help!

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    Sherra
    August 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

    okay so can I ask a silly question. How do you get 1/2 teaspoon of chapstick? I don’t read anywhere that you melted it.

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      Rachel
      October 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm

      I think you can run the tube under hot water to get it softer. Then I guess just take it off with your fingers and put it into a measuring spoon until you have enough.

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    becca
    August 28, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Cara, do you know of a way to do a whole face primer? One that will not clog pores?

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    meggon
    September 2, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I have been buying e.l.f. eye makeup primer for $1 and it makes all the difference! I thought I was the last person to know about this makeup application step but when I tell people about primer they just stare at me! Thank you for sharing your recipe, I LOVE your web-site and you are beautiful with and without makeup!

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    Ciejay
    September 16, 2013 at 10:54 am

    My daughter is a competitive dancer and I was on the verge of buying a new primer but now I can buy something fun instead!!

    Could you (pretty, pretty please) do a section on stage makeup for dancers??? Tips: i.e. blush hues & application, red lip hues based on skin tone, LOOOONG lasting make up tips, defining and accentuating key features without looking harsh; dupes & steals; and DIY’s (maybe a lip and whole-face primer?).

    There’s a lot of teen and pre-teen dancers that do their own makeup (or in many cases, might be better off doing their own makeup!) that would truly benefit from good easy-to-follow tutorials! Other than competition, my 12 y.o. doesn’t wear make up at all, but I’d love for her to be able to do it herself or at least not come running from back stage looking for me to fix her dangling false lash or smeared/runny eyeliner!

    xoxo,

    Ciejay

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    Monterey
    October 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Love the idea of this; the only part I didn’t understand was the part about “You should look like this”. Didn’t understand the drawing. Thanks—

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    Mary
    October 21, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I love it! I used Burt’s Bees mango lip balm, Physician’s formula Organic Wear tinted moisturizer, and Ben Nye face powder in lieu of cornstarch. I haven’t worn it out yet, but swatch tests turned out AMAZING! Thank you. I can’t wait to test it in the real world.

    (P.s. I found your blog via MakeupAddiction on Reddit.)

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    Alicia
    November 9, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Petroleum jelly does act as a barrier on the skin – which is why it ‘clogs’ pores on those of us with oily skin. It doesn’t allow the pores to ‘breathe’ so the body’s oils back up and cause problems. Any heavy oil, even natural ones like lanolin, cocoa & shea butters, etc. do the same thing. Super light natural oils are wonderful, though – hemp seed oil is my fave – I keep it in the freezer so it doesn’t go rancid.

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    Anastasia Kumakawa
    November 11, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Can dry foundation powder be used instead of liquid or will that just turn out bad?

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    Deanna Pryce
    December 6, 2013 at 11:40 am

    well,….where Does the eyeshadow go then?…..I’ll try the primer!

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    Jacquie Barnes
    December 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I recently just found your site and this recipe. I didn’t have the chapstick and the weather was horrendous so I wasn’t able to go out and get some. I did however have some bag balm and so I used it instead of the chapstick and I’m very happy with the results. Thank you so much for this

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    Donna Hall
    December 31, 2013 at 7:52 am

    PLEASE tell me where you find that natural chap stick. I can’t find it anywhere!!! This primer if FANTASTIC but I had to make it with the original formula of chap stick and it kind of bothers my eyes.

    • Reply
      Mickey
      March 10, 2015 at 8:39 pm

      Get it at a natural foods store. Try Nanak’s Lip Smoothee in an unscented variety. You can find it online. Just do a search. Good luck!

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    Meghan
    January 19, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Do you HAVE to use liquid foundation? Or can the powdered work too? Or maybe just add moisturizer to the powdered foundation, to make it creamy?

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    Alyssa
    March 2, 2014 at 10:49 am

    ok so just wondering, how important is eyeshadow primer to a look, in your professional opinion?

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    Katy
    May 3, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I was just wondering if there was a good substitute for the cornstarch? Like flour maybe?

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    Jenny
    May 19, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    Can I use tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead of foundation?

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    Kelsi
    June 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Love love love this!!!! I hate spending money on the primer! Can’t wait to try it out!

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    August 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

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    Carre
    September 28, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    What if I don’t have foundation?

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    Kyarameru
    October 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Hi! Can I also use this for the entire face? Or strictly just for the eyelid?

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    Mavis Salgado
    February 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Hi, per chance, do you have a recipe for under eye concealer that is tear proof? Or maybe a diy for PoreFessional face smoother? I would appreciate any ideas you may have. Thank you.

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      Jenifer
      April 2, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Mavis, Cara recommends Kat von D Lock It Tattoo Concealer for something that stays put. I’ve got it on order from Sephora, hoping it stays put with my constantly tearing eyes from allergies!

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    Mickey
    March 10, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Love it! Thank you

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    Jenifer
    April 2, 2015 at 8:40 am

    I made this with the philosophy hope in a stick lip balm that come in the travel packs that United Airlines gives out and it works fine, but I do think that the waxiness of Chapstick might stick a little better. Thank you Cara, for all of these great do-it-yourself recipes!

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    August 15, 2015 at 11:56 am

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    Heather Bueltemann
    December 28, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Please add a preservative, lemon jc or citric acid, both found at grocery store, or you product will mold, and this product is not all natural as Chapstick contains Both patrol run Gas and oil on your lips! And if it doesn’t penetrate the lip think about how can it nourish the skin? I am not trying to disparage this writer, but I make real researched cosmetics. And this is not healthy, please don’t use it on lips for Goodness sake, foundation made by big Co. Are full of toxins. Please it’s true. You pay cheap, you get cheap nasty fillers and animal fat!
    Love and Warmest Regards
    Heather Bueltemann
    Fierce Fuchsia Cosmetics Vegan/Natural

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    Samantha
    July 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Do you have to use foundation

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