5 Must-Try Beauty DIY Ideas | Clozette

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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.


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HOW TO: Make Your Own Cushion Foundation (DIY)

by meejmuse 



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

by wendytung




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

by SofiaStyled 




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. 



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We love the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 line for its great nutrient-rich components of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Best thing about it, results are seen in 8 days. But it has also got us thinking about the nutritional and skincare value of fruits--sure, we can apply these benefits topically; but wouldn't it be great if we could supplement our skincare from the inside?


So if you're looking to amp your skincare beyond just your regimen, here are 8 fruits to introduce to your diet. Consume these in conjunction with a solid skincare regimen and...great skin--here you go!


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Pomegranate 



This is the star ingredient in the Estée Lauder Nutritious Vitality8 line. Together with the rest of the ingredients it provides twice the antioxidant power. But to put it simply, pomegranate  calms, soothes, and energizes the skin. It also hydrates and infuses vital nutrients to our skin, giving you a glow from within.

Soap Berry




Soap Berries (or Soap Nuts) are naturally hypoallergenic, odourless, and gentle and are great for cleansing the skin. While mostly used topically (as a great cleansing agent for sensitive skin), it can also be consumed and used to calm blood pressure. It's also high in vitamin C for that extra boost to shield skin from free radicals.



Mangosteen




Much like Pomegranates, Mangosteen also has anti-ageing benefits for the skin. It contains antioxidants that heal cells damaged by free radicals--slowing down ageing and warding harmful tendencies caused by the environment.



Berry Extract 




Berries may be small but they are filled with ingredients with great antioxidant benefits against damaging free radicals. It helps ease redness, improve cellular health, and give the skin an overall healthy glow. 



Oranges




Vitamin C is a familiar ingredient in all types of skin care products and oranges are full of them. Having daily doses of Vitamin C in your diet results in brighter, and healthier skin due to its potent antioxidant protection. 



Avocado




Avocados are a great source of Vitamin E and is one of nature's creamiest and oil-rich food. Vitamin E is responsible for protecting our skin from the harmful rays of the sun and also quells dryness by helping skin retain its natural moisturisers. 



Apples




Apples are great for preventing tissue damage due to its high antioxidant action. It also has great anti-ageing nutrients that minimizes wrinkles and fine lines over time.



Bananas




Bananas are quite a combo. They are rich in vitamins A, B, and E, while also being chock-full of anti-ageing properties. It is also a great source for upping your magnesium, and potassium intake; and as a whole, helps in blood circulation. Great for those looking to get rosy, healthy looking skin from the inside.


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Rise and shine! Literally.




As important as day care regime is to kickstart the day, a rigorous night regime is equally important to me. Due to the nature of my jet-setting lifestyle, i feel my skin is more prone to being dry, thus moisturising has become a religiously rigorous part of my daily routine. As my biological clock ticks, I catch myself faithfully layering my night moisturisers like a dedicated craftsman spreading a new layer plaster of paris. 


For me, a relaxing environment is a must. A freshly scented room, is an inviting haven and creates the perfect setting for my bedtime routine. Fresh bed linens and fluffy pillows are always a welcome invitation to relaxation and rejuvenation. I also have a habit of taking a quick cool shower to unwind before i start to prep my skin for the night’s rest.




Skin rejuvenates itself as you sleep through the night. Therefore, it is vital that you pamper your skin with a treatment dedicated to deeply moisturise and hydrate as you allow your skin to repair itself from dusk to dawn. Probably the best treat you can give yourself after a hard day’s work! 

Elated to add these indulgences to my strict daily moisturising regime. I find myself falling in love with the light scent of the treatment series.




These are my new nourishing babies added to my day regime for a touch of glow.






The radiant dual-phase emulsion, from Estée Lauder, proved to be more than just a treatment lotion. I love that it delivers light hydration and adds a touch of radiance to my skin. No matter your age or your skin type, you will find yourself gleefully basking in this freshly scented emulsion that refreshes and moisturises your face all at once.




Frankly, I have lost count on the number of moisturisers i have bought over the years - both for day and night time use. I think of moisturisers as a coat. They help form a fine protective layer between the skin and the environmental conditions our skin is exposed to. Found myself grinning as I observe how quickly the moisture cream absorbs into my skin, leaving it richly almost velvety and protected, while giving a nourished after-feel. Definitely a pleasant morning’s treat to kick start a day.






At night, I also find myself falling in love with this powerful, nutritious and lightweight magic potion. This highly concentrated intensive detox treatment works well with skin’s natural renewal skin cycle as we sleep. Such a sweet treat to know that our skin is continually renewed even as we rest in our slumberland.




I have always been a huge fan of rich overnight creams which are a big help to my dry skin. This has got be to one of my personal fave from this series as i slap it on religiously every Sunday, to give my skin a nourishing treat every start of the week. I like that i can leave the rich texture of this overnight cream to work it’s magic through the night as i rest my head on my scented fluffy pillow. 





All in all, this routine makes for one of my cherished weekly self-pampering treat. I get to simply rest, relax and sleep soundly through the night knowing that this nourishing cream is building the vital moisture and charging up my skin for the next morning. My reward? Waking to a soft, dewy, and glowing skin that feels well nourished and deeply hydrated to face the week’s new challenges.


Invest wisely and get richly nourished as you snooze. 


A quick tip: A hot steamy face wash loosens any traces of makeup.




Pampering your skin when your pores are still enlarged, helps seal any form of treatment applied onto your skin. Don't forget to moisturise your body, hands and feet generously. Discipline is indeed the bridge between goals and accomplishments. Your glowing skin will soon thank you for the nightly treats.




True and lasting beauty is not just how you nurture your heart and soul. It also shines through your face. So, nurture your skin nightly. Awake confident that your inner beauty will be reflected in the radiance of your face.

So make this your nightly mantra: Sleep pretty and wake up pretty to face a glorious new day!




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