Besides being total DIY lovers, we’re actually also huge beauty and cosmetic enthusiasts. You might suspect that those two passions go hand in hand here and there but, until recently, we hadn’t actually put a whole lot of thought into just how well they can be married together in one place. Then we came across the idea of making our own DIY cosmetics and we were more than a little bit intrigued! The first few homemade makeup and beauty products we tried turned out great and we were very happy with them, so now we’re collecting all kinds of ideas to try in the future.
Homemade Cosmetics and DIY Beauty Products
Just in case you love the idea of making your own cosmetics just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best ideas, recipes, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration, and guidance.
1. DIY foundation with sunscreen
By now, any foundation we ever purchase for ourselves has some kind of sunscreen component to it. No matter your complexion, taking care of your skin in the sun’s harsh rays, even on chilly days when you don’t think it’ll be a problem, is the smartest choice and a great habit to develop! That’s why we were so pleased to come across this tutorial from Draxe that teaches you how to make DIY foundation with sunscreen! They even teach you how to get the right colour match and pigmentation.
2. DIY shimmery loose eyeshadows
Are you the kind of beauty guru who loves to have all kinds of colours, shines, and glittery effects in just about any face you do? Well, we’re much the same, so we can’t say we blame you! That’s why we think you simply must take a closer look at how Makeup Tutorials outlines the steps for making these DIY shimmery loose shadows that are really versatile, awesomely pigmented, and- of course- super shiny!
3. Homemade loose setting powder
Maybe you’ve already got your foundation covered but, on a long day, you simply can’t go without setting powder? Well, we though we’d already chosen a setting powder favourite from our local cosmetics retailer but then we tried this homemade version from Live Simply that works even better than the one we loved and we’re here to tell you that we’ll never go back.
4. Flawless coverage 2-ingredient homemade liquid foundation
Were you sort of intrigued by the powder foundation idea we showed you earlier on our list but you’re just not sure that a powder on its own will actually give you the kind of coverage you’re looking for? Then you, like us, might do better with a liquid foundation. Luckily for all of us, that’s precisely what Coco’s Well is here to show you how to make yourself at home, perfectly matched to your complexion and all!
5. DIY beetroot blush
If you’re going to go to all the time and effort it takes to make your very own cosmetics, would you much prefer to go as out of the way as you can to make sure you’re using the most natural ingredients possible? In that case, even if you don’t like beets on your dinner table, we think you’ll get along very well indeed with this recipe from Paleohacks for organic powdered beetroot blush!
6. All-natural homemade lipstick with customizable colour options
Have we actually really got your attention with this whole idea of making things that are all-natural while still being well pigmented, but your very favourite kind of cosmetic to wear has always been lip products? Then we’re pleased to report that this recipe from Wellness Mama as you covered! Check out how they made this all-natural lipstick, complete with a guide for customizing your shade the way you want.
7. DIY natural cream blush
Have we actually still got you thinking about how much you love the idea of making homemade blush to give your cheeks a bit of colour but you’ve always liked cream blushes better than powdered ones because you find they work better with your skin? Then we’re pretty sure Makes Scents has just the kind of thing you’re looking for! Take a better look at their page to see how they made a whole range of natural cream blush shades in just a few simple steps.
8. DIY tinted lip balm
Did we really hit the nail on the head when we started talking about DIY lip products in different shades, but you’re just not sure that something quite as pigmented as an actual lipstick is what you’re looking for, since you don’t often wear a full face of makeup? Then maybe this lightly tinted homemade lip balm outlined in detail on Mommypotamus would be a better alternative for you.
9. Homemade non-toxic eyeliner
Like us, are you the kind of makeup lover who enjoys a dramatic look more than anything, particularly as far as your eyes are concerned? Well, you can’t really achieve a dramatic look or a good, sharp wing without eyeliner and, believe it or not, that’s something you can make for yourself as well! Learn how easy it actually is to DIY long lasting black eyeliner on Coconut Mama.
10. DIY non-toxic homemade mascara
Have we really got you paying attention now that we’ve started talking about the idea of DIY eye makeup beyond just powdered shadows but you’re not likely to create a dramatic homemade eyeliner look if you don’t have homemade mascara to go along with it? Then stop what you’re doing and give this DIY mascara tutorial outlined step by simple step on Real Food RN a try!
11. All-natural matte eyeshadow
Have we actually still got you thinking about the idea of making your very own loose pigment eyeshadow but you’re more of a natural face enthusiast and you’ve never really been one for sparkles and shimmers? Well, never fear, because Thank Your Body is here to teach you how to make precisely that! Their recipe will work in all kinds of shades but is designed specifically for matte finish lovers.
12. DIY soft and creamy blush stick
Maybe you’re still scrolling through our list thinking about the idea of making a cream blush that’s nice and subtle, but you have very long acrylic nails and products that come in pots aren’t your favourite because they’re harder to apply? In that case, this next idea from Soap Queen is practically a life hack for you! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how they made a very soft and creamy blush but formed it into an easy-on stick instead of putting it in a pot.
13. Homemade bronzing contour powder
Are you the kind of makeup lover who goes all out with every face and even gets into the world of highlighting and contouring for a simple day at work? Well, we’ve been known to do the same thing, so you won’t find any judgement here! You might be just as pleased as we were to learn that even contour powder is something you can learn to make yourself. Check out this version from Crunchy Betty that works as a fantastic contour powder and bronzer with the tiniest touch of subtle shimmer.
14. DIY crayon lipstick (made in any colour in the crayon box)
Are you actually a crafty parent who adores sharing your love for crafting and your other passions or hobbies with your kid snow that they’re old enough to take an interest in the things you like? Then we think this super fun resource from Makeup Tutorials that shows you how to make crayon inspired lipsticks that are not only super easy to do but also wildly colourful might be just hte kind of kid-friendly and slightly out there idea you’ve been searching for.
15. Smooth finish cream foundation with SPF
We’ve already talked about liquid foundations and powder foundations, but what if the texture of full coverage makeup that works best for your skin lies somewhere in between those two? Then perhaps this potted cream blush recipe from Scratch Mommy that’s shade adjustable, all natural, and incredibly smooth to apply will be a little more up your alley!
Have you made other kinds of DIY, all-natural makeup before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to the mixing instructions so we can try it out too!