DIY Makeup


Whether you run out of a product you need or you want to try something new, these homemade makeup tips will be sure to be useful. These recipes use everyday household items or re purpose makeup you don’t use any more into something amazing.

These DIY homemade cosmetics tips cover some of the beauty basics: bronzer, tinted moisturizer, lip gloss and blush.

To make a great bronzer mix baby powder and cinnamon together in a container. The more cinnamon you add the darker the color. This is a great way to have bronzer always match your tan. If you want to make a batch of this loose bronzer, store in a clean airtight container.

Tinted moisturizer:
Only have a bit of foundation left?? Turn it into tinted moisturizer!  Mix your foundation with a bit of your favorite face moisturizer. The ratio depends on how much coverage you want,  more foundation means more coverage.  You can also mix concealer into your moisturizer.

Lip gloss:
Everyone has that eye shadow they just don’t like any more. If this color is pink, peach, red or anything else that will look good on your lips then turn it into lip gloss. Scrape the eye shadow out of the pot, and then mix with petroleum jelly.  You can make this as deep or as light as you like by controlling the amount of pigment you add. You can also mix colors to create a shade you’re in love with. This allows you to try out new colors without breaking the bank, if you end up not liking it. Store it in a clean airtight container or in an old pot of lip gloss (cleaned well).

A home made blush is easy to make!

• Water
• Baby Powder
• Red Food Coloring:
* 1-2 drops for light pink
* 3-4 drops for medium pink
* 5-6 drops for red/dark pink

In a bowl, mix your desired amount of food coloring with 3 tablespoons of water. Add baby powder using  1-2 teaspoons at a time, and mix until smooth. Continue to add baby powder until the consistency of the mix is almost that of a soft clay and it is no longer all together, but breaks up easily into several pieces. Using your fingers, pat the mixture into an empty make-up container until filled.

If you feel creative, try mixing in a little yellow for a peachy color or a tiny bit of blue for a bit of a purple hue.

To use: You can use it right away, but for best results, allow the mixture to air dry, then press a make-up sponge into the blush and apply to your cheekbones, blending with until smooth.

These are some quick and inexpensive tips to help you look good while saving money and re purposing some leftover makeup.

I hope you found this helpful, thank you for reading!