Good makeup can be pricey and sometimes not so gentle on your skin. But you can create your own foundation, eye makeup, lip balm and facials for half the cost. That way you’ll know every ingredient that goes on your skin and you can customize your look just the way you like.
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Lemon Sugar Scrub
Mineral makeup is all the rage, but it usually comes with a hefty price tag. Author Gwendolyn Sweaney of Natural Organic Beauty Recipes shares a economical recipe to make foundation, along with many other great tips.
DIY Makeup Brushes
It’s all about the brushes to create a flawless finish. Sara from Sara Beauty Corner shows you how to use human hair (yes, I said human hair) to make several inexpensive eye makeup brushes out of pencils and glue for about oh … $3 for a pack of pencils and $2 for bottle of glue versus $5 to $40 to buy just one professional brush.
DIY Mineral Makeup
DIY Eye Makeup from Food Dyes and Baby Powder
You Tuber Some Randomness from Me creates eye makeup from food dyes and baby powder. What a great way to introduce cosmetics to younger girls!
Charcoal Eye Liner
Recycled Lip Gloss
Natural Eye Make-up Remover
This DIY is virtually free because who doesn’t have a little olive oil in their kitchen cabinet? Tati uses it to clear away mascara and eye makeup at the end of the day.
Relax and detox with a homemade facial. Kirsten Anderberg, author of Homemade Cosmetics: Over 100 Recipes You Can Make at Home, mixes egg, honey and rosewater to make her personal favorite recipe, a honey rose facial.
Melissa LeGates is a freelance writer and retired Air Force journalist who specializes in features and B2B writing. She is also a colored pencil artist and blogs about it at coloredpencilenthusiast.wordpress.com.