DIY Make Up

DIY makeup remover

Between my daughter and I, we go through tons of makeup wipes and eye makeup remover! I am not extravagating when I say that these items ended up weekly on my shopping list!

When I saw an FB video about how to make your makeup remover wipes, and realized that I have all the ingredients already on hand, I whipped up a batch for my daughter and me right away, and was convinced.

DIY Makeup Remover – The Ingredients

  • 3 TBSP Coconut Oil (or any other oil you have on hand)
  • 1/2 cup filtered Water
  • 1 TBSP baby shampoo
  • 1 TBSP Witch Hazel
  • 1/4 tsp Tea Tree Oil
  • Vitamin E (optional)
  • a package cotton rounds
  • air tight container 

A lot of people use only coconut oil to remove makeup, but personally it is just a bit too oily for me. The Vitamin E is optional but has the benefits of a moisturizer and anti-aging agent.

The baby shampoo helps with the very hard to remove waterproof eye makeup, and the Witch Hazel and Tea Tree Oil will, in additional to skin care benefits, keep the cotton pads bacteria free and prevent molding!


How to make the DIY Makeup Remover

Melt the coconut oil and mix it with the water. Now add the rest of the ingredients and give it all a good stir. Place a few cotton pads in the container, and soak them in the mixture. Repeat this step until you have your desired amount.

Don’t just dump the whole mixture over the pads. They will probably get too soggy. Go slowly, and always check on the consistency. If you do end up with too wet pads, layer a few dry ones in between, and press down. That way they will soak up the excess.

My experience with the DIY Makeup Remover

DIY makeup remover

The way we use them is, we take one and wipe off all the makeup, concentrating on the eye area. But no scrubbing! It is more along the line of gentle pressure, to loosen the makeup a little. After, we wash our faces with our regular facial cleanser, and finish up with one more DIY Makeup remover pad, to make sure that all makeup residue is gone.

We use them daily, and have no issues what so ever with them. And I was surprised how well they worked with removing the usually very hard to get rid off waterproof makeup!

The DIY Makeup Remover pads are also less irritating to our skin, and with all the extras I added in, our faces are getting a real boost when it comes to skincare.

Molding is also not a problem, as I make small batches, and we use them up rather quickly! This is going to save us a lot of money in the future! And they are economical because making this takes less than 5 minutes with a cost of less than a dollar per batch.

Until next time


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October 27, 2015 11 comments
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DIY Eyeshadow Primer

Want to make a DIY eyeshadow primer? You came to the right place!

Eyeshadow primer is essential to make your eye makeup last all day and to get the most color payoff from your eye shadow! There are some great ones you can buy. My favorite primer is from Urban Decay. I also discovered that cream eyeshadow make for an excellent primer.

As I have hooded lids, I need to use a primer every day, or my shadow will start wandering up into my crease within a couple of hours.

I came across recipe as that seemed to be the most popular with the best results. And I gave it a try myself.

What you need for the DIY eyeshadow primerDIY Eye Shadow Primer Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon all natural chapstick (no essential oils or fragrance)
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch (1 1/2 teaspoons for oily lids)
  • 1/1/2 teaspoons Foundation (matching your skin tone or one shade lighter)
  • small container to keep it in (contact lens cases work great)

Microwave the chap stick for a bit to soften it (low setting for about 1 minute). Mix everything together, stir until you have the desired consistency (creamy smooth) and voila there you have it your DIY Eyeshadow Primer

[infobox style=”alert-block”] My eye area is über sensitive. I have to be careful what products I apply there. 80% of the eye creams I tried caused some irritation. The same goes for foundation, so I had to make sure that the foundation I use for this does not irritate my eyes. Just something to be cautious with, in case you have the same problem with you skin around the eyes. [/infobox]

How did the DIY Eyeshadow Primer hold up in the end?

 I have to say I am very surprised on how well this works! And can give the store-bought ones a run for their money. You only need to use a small amount. The first time I used too much, and it caked into my crease. Make sure to blend this in well as it is very thick. The colors are vibrant, and the shadow stayed in place all day! I am quite impressed with this little concoction.

Until next time


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November 18, 2014 0 comment
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Make Up Setting Spray

[infobox style=”alert-error”] Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links! With each purchase, I will earn a few cents! Thank you for supporting my website! [/infobox]

Makeup Setting Spray and Powders are makeup Lovers, best friends! We spend all that time to apply our makeup in the morning!

Every little pimple, redness, and other not so lovely sights are being concealed, we use our foundation, and might add some HAC!

We admire our result in the mirror and dreading lunch time, knowing that our makeup won’t be looking this good anymore! But, of course, the beauty industry has solutions! In the form of Makeup Setting Spray and Powder! But they come with a hefty price tag.

Me with my dry skin, I prefer the sprays over powder! My favorite spray is Urban Decays All Nighter. All Nighter made my foundation stay on longer, but I run through the product like it’s getting out of style! Naturally, I thought I might be able to make my Makeup setting spray!DIY Makeup Setting Spray


 A DIY Makeup Setting Spray that works

Cruising through the Internet, I found out that each and every single DIY Makeup Setting Spray recipe uses the same two ingredients! And their results were that it is the perfect dupe of UD All Nighter, for just a few cents! Of course, I wanted to add my spin to it. And the results blew me away, it works even better than the makeup setting spray I have been using!

Make Up Setting Spray

Ingredients for DIY Make Up Setting Spray

What you need for the DIY Setting Spray

  • Glycerin
  • bottled water
  • A small spray bottle
  • Witch Hazel (optional)

I decided to add Witch Hazel for three reasons. Witch Hazel is a natural toner, so it helps define the appearance of the skin. It also retains moisture. At lastly because of its antibacterial properties, it contributes to keeping the spray fresh. Check out my article on Benefits of Witch Hazel for more information

What I do is, I measure 2 ounces of Glycerin, 1 ounce of Witch Hazel, and 7 ounces of bottled water. Stir it together, and fill up 2-3 little spray bottles (one for the bathroom, one for the purse to refresh during the day, and one to keep in the refrigerator).

In general the recommended ratio is two parts glycerin and eight parts water. 

And as always, if you have leftovers after about two weeks, discard them and make a new batch! The water will get rancid quickly! My batch lasts me about 1 week, as I am now even more generous with the amount I spray.

[infobox style=”alert-info”] Just for comparison: Urban Decay All Nighter  4 0z for $30

Glycerin 32 oz for $12.60 which in turn you can make 160 oz of Setting Spray!

(links will take you to Amazon product page) [/infobox]

The way any Setting Spray and Powder works depends on your skin type! My experience with the DIY Makeup setting spray is that it works better than the store-bought! My foundation still looks like freshly applied in the evening!

Have oily skin? So makeup setting spray won’t work for you? Check out my post on the many uses for Baby Powder and see what a great dupe for setting powder it can be.

I would love for you to try this! You won’t be disappointed!

Until next time



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August 27, 2014 25 comments
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DIY Make Up Brush Shampoo

Yesterday I talked about my favorite foundation tools, and now I want to talk about on how to keep them clean with my DIY Makeup brush shampoo.

A lot of people neglect theirs makeup brushes when it comes to cleaning them! The amount of germs that collects in the bristles is horrifying, especially if you break out very easy (like yours truly).

Others spend a lot of money on special brush shampoo, which, of course, does it all, taking care of the bristles and killing the germs. But my personal experience is that it does take longer to clean out the makeup. Or some people just use regular shampoo/conditioner!

One of the problems with using regular hair shampoo is that it won’t kill the germs in your brush. But to make your makeup brush shampoo is very easy, and the ingredients are easy to get!

July 11, 2013 0 comment
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DIY Eyemask
DIY Face Highlighter
[infobox style=”alert-info”] What if I told you that in order to make a DIY face highlighter you only need two ingredients? And there is a 90% chance that you have both on hand already? You wouldn’t believe me? Well, keep on reading and you will see 😉 [/infobox]
diy face highlighter
[infobox style=”alert-success”] I love adding highlights as my finishing touches to my makeup – especially around the eyes. And I own quite a few different brands. They all work great, but I was curious if I could make my own, and, therefore, save a few dollars in the long run. [/infobox]

Only two ingredients needed for this DIY Highlighter!

  1. Petroleum Jelly

  2. a light beige eyeshadow (mineral powder shadow works best because then you can skip the frist step) 

That is it! I kid you not! So go ahead grab those two, as I am sure you have them both on hand. And let’s get to creating!

Making your DIY Face Highlighter

Frist step is fun but messy. If you are using a compact shadow smash it up a small bowl, until there is only powder left of the little bugger.

Second step: now add a small amount of petroleum jelly to the powder and get mixing! Do a test on the back of your hand to see if you are happy with the result. If it is too thick or grainy, add more petroleum jelly and keep stiring until your happy!

Third step: Enjoy your DIY Face Highlighter!!! Use small amounts just as you would with your regular highlighter. It works amazingly under the eye and above the cupid’s bow!

Extra tip (because I love you guys)

[infobox style=”alert-success”] Transfer the DIY face highlighter into a contact lens case! It is the perfect size for storage and makes touch-ups on the go child’s play! [/infobox]

[infobox style=”alert-info”] And now don’t be stingy with your love! Share this awesome DIY with your friends and family! As it is just too good and easy not to share! [/infobox]

Until next time!

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February 18, 2014 5 comments
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