How to Make Your Own Makeup

How to Make Your Own Makeup

How to Make Your Own Makeup | Makeup is one of the coolest things on the planet. You can use it to cover up any little imperfections before a big date, hide a tattoo from your parents, or transform yourself into a mythical creature out of a movie.

This shape-shifting power isn’t without flaws, however. The ingredients in some of the products you use can cause skin irritation, acne, and other problems after long periods of use.

If you’re an unfortunate soul with sensitive skin, you might be better off if you make your own makeup. Taking on this project isn’t as difficult as you may think.

All you need is the right ingredients to create some of the same looks that you can get from the store-bought stuff and cosmetic cases. Keep reading to learn how to get started with your DIY makeup.


First up on the list is mascara. The storebought stuff is full of ingredients that can dry out your skin and cause serious irritation around your eyes.

Red puffiness is a common side effect that many people deal with. As you can imagine, it doesn’t make for a good look. To create your own DIY cosmetics, you’ll need 2 tsp coconut oil, 4 tsp aloe vera, 1 tsp beeswax, 2 activated charcoal tablets, and an empty mascara tube.

Combine all your ingredients (except for the activated charcoal) in a saucepan and stir it over low heat. You’re going to keep it on the stove until your beeswax is good and melted.

Put your charcoal tablets in the mixture until you get the dark color you’re looking for. You can omit the charcoal for cocoa powder if you want brown mascara instead.

Pour the mixture into a plastic bag and cut the tip of a corner. Drop the corner into the empty container and squeeze your mascara in.

You might want to get another person to hold the container while you do this. You’ll have quite the mess on your hands otherwise.


Having beautiful rosy cheeks can come at a price. The chemicals used to keep the product preserved can cause horrible skin allergies. This Blush recipe is simple to pull off, and the ingredients are safe enough for someone to eat.

You’ll need to use arrowroot powder as a base. From there, you can mix and match other things like hibiscus powder, beetroot powder, cocoa powder, and peach powder to create interesting colors. Feel free to experiment as much as you would like!

Powders and Liquid Foundation

Powder and liquid foundation is the base that anyone starts with when they’re applying their daily face. Not only are the ingredients in these products harmful for your skin, but they’re also expensive. Trust us you’ll save tons if you make your own cosmetics.

Who knows, you may also be able to use bpi manufacturing to sell the stuff if you can nail down the recipe. To make the powder, grab some nutmeg, cinnamon, arrowroot powder, and cocoa powder.

Combine these ingredients in a container until you get the shade that you want. That’s all there is to it!

Making the foundation is a little trickier. You’ll have to use a double boiler to heat two tablespoons of coconut oil on the stove. When it’s done, stir in the powder foundation you created.


Making your own lipstick will force you to be a little creative. You can get different shades depending on the ingredients that you use. For this tutorial, we’re going to go with a simple red recipe.

You’re going to need 1 tsp natural red colorant, 1 tsp carnauba wax, 1 tsp rice wax, 1 tsp candelilla wax, 3 tsp shea butter, 2 tsp castor oil, 1 tsp camellia seed oil. When you’re picking up your ingredients, buy a lipstick mold as well.

You’re also going to need an empty lipstick tube. You can buy one or clean out an old one that you have laying around. Create a double boiler set up on your stove to melt your waxes and the shea butter.

When they’re done, add the red colorant. Pour your mixture into the lipstick mold and pop it in the freezer for 15 minutes. After the time is up, remove the lipstick from the mold and put it in your empty tube.


All you need to make your own eyeliner is three ingredients: activated charcoal, arrowroot powder, and water. Open four of the capsules and plop them into a bowl. Add 1/8 of a teaspoon of your arrowroot powder and pour enough water in to make a paste.

Put the mixture into a container, and boom! You’ve got a completely non-toxic eyeliner that shouldn’t smudge as you go about your day.


At this point, you should only have enough room left in your makeup bag for eyeshadow. You can make an entire pallet of different colors using mica powder.

This mineral comes in a variety of different shades. You can mix and match them to create some pretty unique combinations. When you find a color you like, stir in a bit of powder binder.

Press your finished product into an empty lip balm container using a coin and a paper towel.

Make Your Own Makeup and Have Control Over What Goes on Your Skin

Creating unique looks with makeup is a great way to express yourself and show off your unique personality. The problem is that wearing the storebought products isn’t good for your skin.

You may experience serious irritation and acne after long-term use. Make your own makeup and control what goes on your skin.

Filling your bag with your own creations isn’t only satisfying and better for you. It can also be a lot cheaper. That’s a win-win in our book!

Using these homemade makeup recipes isn’t the only way to show your skin a little TLC. Check out the Wellness section of our blog for more tips on taking care of your skin.