There are 3 reasons why we think you should make your own products at least once. First, it's a lot cheaper--because even if the ingredients are a bit pricey, they end up being cost-effective because you can make more in the long run. Second, you can resurrect your old makeup. You can turn that lipstick you're not using to something else and by doing that, you increase their shelf life. Think of it as upcycling, but more glamorous. Third, you get to create your products exactly how you want them. With a bit of experimenting and mixing, you'll finally get the colour, ingredients, and consistency you've always wanted.
To convince you even more, here are 5 tutorials you can watch to give you the know-how on how to DIY your makeup.
HOW TO: Make Your Own Cushion Foundation (DIY)
BB Cushion is all the rage in the Asian market, but it's still a bit expensive. That's why Youtuber meejmuse helps us out by teaching us how to make our own BB cushions! It's actually more of mixing your favourite foundations, sunscreen, moisturisers, highlighters, and serums all in one for that ultra-glowing, second skin look!
DIY Lipsticks using CRAYONS! Organized in a Palette | Wearable Colors
Yes, we know what you're thinking--"Crayons?!" Apparently, crayons are made of non-toxic wax that you can use. And if you melt it with a bit of coconut oil and vaseline, it will glide on your lips like a legitimate lipstick! The best part about it? You can mix colours so you can create tons of custom shades perfect for your skin tone.
DIY Makeup Setting Spray
Setting spray is what seals your makeup; and without it your makeup may not last as long. If you happen to run out of your favourite setting spray, here is a DIY you can try! All you need are glycerine, water, witch hazel, and spray bottle. Add them according to the ratio mentioned in the video and voila! Spritz away for makeup to stay.
DIY Ice Cucumber Pads (bye bye puffy eyes)
by Michelle Phan
Even beauty guru and YouTuber Michelle Phan has contributed to the DIY beauty products market. This one in particular is for those who need to recover from puffy and tired eyes. All you need are cotton pads, cucumber juice, water, and your freezer. It has all the vitamins and moisture found in cucumbers--with an added cooling effect!
3 Beauty DIY's | 2 Facial Masks + 1 Scrub
by Nicole Guerriero
Last but not the least are the facial masks and scrub ideas from Youtuber Nicole Guerriero. What we love most about this DIY is that the ingredients are straight from her kitchen--oatmeal, greek yogurt, sugar, honey, and olive oil. With these DIYs, you get the nutrients your skin needs directly from the source without burning a hole in your wallet.