DIY Makeup

I am the worst when it comes to buying makeup.  As I mentioned before, I can be somewhat of a product junkie.  The same applies to makeup.  If it’s a new color, a new product or a new trend, I gotta have it.  I know I spend way too much money on needless makeup, which is the main reason why I decided to write this post.  You can create your own makeup products with the help of a few ingredients in your kitchen.  If you are willing to make the time and a little effort, you can save yourself some bucks in the long run.

Eye-Lash Primer

It seems the “in” thing these days are longer, fuller eyelashes.  If you don’t have them naturally, you can buy them, or spend the money it takes to grow them with products like ‘Latisse’.  Or…you can whip out some olive oil, castor or baby oil and grow them yourself.  Just take a small mascara wand (you can buy them at a beauty supply store or get a couple disposables from the make-up counter at your nearest department store) or a q-tip and saturate it with the oil of your choice.  Sweep over your lashes for a natural long-lash look.  Bonus:  Castor Oil has been proven to promote long, healthy and fuller looking eye lashes.

Lip Gloss

Don’t want to spend the money on an over priced tube of lip gloss?  Try this lip gloss recipe on for size, courtesy of The Herb Companion.

Mix 1 teaspoon of fresh aloe vera gel (you can buy aloe vera gel in health food stores) with 1/2 of a teaspoon of coconut oil and 1/8 of a teaspoon of vitamin E oil.

Simply mix them all together until smooth, then pour into a clean container. You can use the mixture as soon as you’d like to.

You can make this a little more custom though, if you want. If you want colored lip gloss, mix in a tiny bit of your favorite lipstick (you may need to heat the mixture slightly so the lipstick melts and mixes right.) If you want flavored or scented lip gloss, add a drop or two of your favorite essential oil.

A few ideas:

– Mint oil has a great fresh, invigorating scent that has been shown to help increase energy.

– Lavender oil is a lovely, soothing floral woodsy scent.

– Lemon verbena oil has a great, invigorating, lemony scent.

-Rose oil is floral and feminine.

Experiment with the oils, colors and scents to find the right combination for you!

Pamper Wisely,

The BusyBella


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2 responses to “DIY Makeup”

  1. fancieland says :

    Love this! I already used castor oil on my brows and lashes for growth but I never thought about using it as an eyelash primer. Excellent idea!

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