Have you ever tried mixing your own makeup before? DIY makeup uses natural ingredients, some of which might already be in your kitchen, so making your own cosmetics can be a cheaper way to look great. In addition, homemade makeup doesn’t contain any preservatives, artificial ingredients, or animal products, so you will be using eco-friendly cosmetics. Check out these recipes for DIY natural makeup to see how easy it can be to mix custom products yourself.
1. DIY Eyeliner
Humans have been making their own eyeliner since the time of the ancient Egyptians! You can rock an eyeliner look that is made of completely natural ingredients by following this recipe from DIYnatural. This DIY makeup only requires a few simple items:
• Activated charcoal: This ingredient gives you the dark look and can be combined with water for a smooth application.
• Narrow makeup brush: Using a steady hand, this tool will help you apply the charcoal mixture to your lash line.
2. DIY Liquid Eyeliner
If you prefer using eyeliner with a more gel-like consistency, you can mix your own DIY makeup using a few household ingredients as seen in this CoconutMama tutorial.
• Activated charcoal for black eyeliner or cocoa powder for brown DIY eyeliner.
• Coconut oil: This natural emulsifier helps combine the powder into a product that is easy to apply with a makeup brush.
• Aloe vera gel: In addition to giving your eyeliner a gel consistency, aloe vera contains vitamins that nourish your skin.
3. DIY Liquid Foundation
This recipe for DIY foundation helps moisturize your skin and provides coverage to even your skin tone. The combination of ingredients is a bit more complicated than some of these other DIY makeup recipes, but once you have the process down, you can make batch after batch of completely natural foundation that is gentle on your face. You’ll need:
• Silicon squeezable tube: Use this to store your finished foundation. This makes storage and application easier than if you stored it in a typical cosmetic pot.
• Shea butter: This nourishing ingredient supplies your skin with moisture and vitamins.
• Witch hazel: This ingredient acts as a toner for your pores.
• Zinc oxide powder: Make sure to buy non-nano zinc oxide to keep your skin healthy and vibrant.
4. DIY Foundation Powder
If you love mineral makeup, you know how expensive it can be! You can make your own natural foundation that applies like mineral makeup using this DIY makeup powder recipe from LiveSimply. You’ll need:
• Arrowroot powder: This product is similar to corn starch but is guaranteed to be GMO free.
• Cocoa powder: The unsweetened powder adds a tan color, so mix a combination that works for your skin tone.
• Bentonite clay: This mineral helps cleanse your pores.
• Lavender essential oil: This product may be pricier to purchase upfront, but a little goes a long way, so you’ll have enough to last through many batches of DIY makeup.
5. DIY Blush
One way to make your own blush is to combine a recipe for DIY foundation powder with hibiscus powder, as seen in this WellnessMama recipe. This method is extremely easy and only requires a few ingredients from your kitchen:
• Cocoa powder: You can experiment how much cocoa powder to use to get your preferred color. As a bonus, your DIY makeup will smell sweet!
• Arrowroot powder: You’ll use the most of this ingredient per batch.
• Hibiscus powder: This ingredient is made from crushed flowers, so it’s sure to be gentle and sweet-smelling on your face.
6. DIY Cream Blush
Cream blush can be more versatile and last longer than powder blush. If you want to make your own cream blush, try this simple recipe from Jenni Raincloud. A few basic ingredients combine for a natural, glowing blush. As a bonus, this DIY cream blush can be applied as a lip stain. You can wear a light application of this blush or create a more vibrant look simply by layering more color. You’ll need:
• Almond oil: This emulsifier holds the colors in place and makes it easy to apply.
• Beeswax: Many natural makeup products contain beeswax because it contains nourishing vitamins and minerals for your skin. You’ll need to melt the beeswax pellets in order to combine them with the oil and coloring ingredient.
• Mica powder: There are many varieties of mica powder available, so choose a color that complements your skin tone.
7. DIY Makeup Setting Spray
Makeup setting spray helps your cosmetics stay in place despite the heat of summer or intense lights when you’re at a special event. Making your own makeup setting spray costs only a fraction of pre-made products! SheKnows has a straight-forward tutorial that combines just a few ingredients for a natural DIY makeup setting spray that will keep your makeup in place. You’ll need:
• Spray bottle: A travel-sized bottle makes it easy to carry your setting spray anywhere.
• Funnel: Use a funnel to carefully pour your mixture into the spray bottle.
• Glycerin: Use a little more glycerin in your mixture for dry skin, or use less if your skin is naturally oily.
• Witch hazel: This ingredient has astringent properties to help shrink your pores.
8. DIY Lipstick
Your skin easily absorbs harmful chemicals, especially near your mouth, so adding natural lipstick to your drawer of DIY cosmetics is a great way to reduce toxins in your beauty routine. WellnessMama takes pride in this recipe that uses simple ingredients to create an inexpensive DIY lipstick, and the color can be customized just the way you like it. You’ll use:
• Beeswax: This nourishing ingredient is found in many natural lip balms, so your lips will stay moisturized.
• Coconut Oil: This moisturizing product also acts as an emulsifier for the color.
• Cocoa butter: You’ll need to melt this ingredient down in the microwave or on the stove before combining it with the others.
• Beetroot powder: Add just a little at a time to create the color you prefer. This ingredient can be pricier to purchase upfront, but because a little goes a long way, you can use it many times over for multiple batches of DIY makeup.
Whether you’re dedicated to living more naturally or you simply want to save money by creating your own makeup products, DIY cosmetics are easy to create, and you can use them the way you’d use any store bought makeup products. Try these eight DIY makeup ideas and share your favorite recipes!