Running out of an essential beauty product is the worst. Whether your mascara dried up or you hit pan on bronzer, you probably don’t have time to run out and buy a new product — especially if you’re getting ready for a big date or work.

But what happens when your eyeshadow primer is suddenly all gone? No one wants cracked eyeshadow or creasy glitter on their lids! Well, little did you know, you already own a handful of these eyeshadow primer alternatives. #yourewelcome

Aloe Vera Gel
You might be saying “huh?” but trust us, this is a miracle worker in itself. This gel moisturizes your eyelid without adding oil, making it the perfect base for eyeshadow to stay on throughout the night. Once applied, let it sit for a minute before applying your shades.

Grab that little bottle from your makeup bag and spring into action! Concealers are made to be long-lasting and a lightweight formula on your eyelids is always the best route when priming. Your eyeshadow will look picture perfect throughout the night.

We aren’t talking about the neon yellow variety! Grab your favorite highlighter and use it as a base. Not only will it keep the pigment on your lid, but it can also help brighten and even add some glow to your eyeshadow shade. It works great if you’re going for a bright-eyed look!

White Eyeliner Pencil
Grab this pencil you’ve had for ages, but never really found a use for — until now! Lightly fill in your eyelid and smooth across. Once your shadow is applied, it will stay on without creasing. Plus the shadow will be brighter than before!

Foundation and Powder
This trick isn’t a time-saving one, but it can really make a difference in your smokey eye routine. Apply liquid foundation and let it dry. Next, set with your favorite powder. Your eyelids will be primed to handle whatever you put on them and keep oil at bay.

Lip Gloss
We know what you’re thinking…lip gloss on your eyelids? It might sound gross but the stickiness of the gloss will actually help your shadows stay in place. It’ll add a bit of natural sheen to your lids, too!

xx, The FabFitFun Team