I think it’s safe to say that I live and breathe makeup. But when you’re living on a budget, it can be quite difficult you get your hands on every single product on your wish list, and we probably all have one. Thankfully, makeup is versatile and multipurpose. Who hasn’t used their mum’s lipstick as a blush and eyeshadow while playing dress-up? I know I have. Here’s a short list of DIYs that you can do in the comfort of your own home.
Pick your eyeshadow that you’d like to use as a cream blush, and make sure it’s not too old. Stick to sheer pinks or corals. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can try tangerine or mauve. The only other thing you need is a gel-based moisturiser. Depot the eyeshadow using a toothpick, powder it up and mix it with the moisturiser in a small container and let it set in the fridge overnight. You have your very own cream blush which won’t be oily, and lasts all day. Be sure you set it with some translucent powder.
You’d need an eyeshadow that matches the colour of your hair, or a shade darker/lighter, depending on what you’re comfortable with. Crush it down to a powder and mix it with some aloe vera gel and some hair-wax. The hair-wax makes your brows stay in place, while the aloe gel works as a mixing medium and soothes your skin. Voila! Tinted brow gel. Just brush this through your brows with a spoolie and you’re good to go. You can also use an angled brush and sculpt your brows with this, like a pomade.
This one’s a no-brainer, but a great tip for those who are tired of glossy lipstick and want to try the matte lip trend. Dust some translucent powder onto your lips (talcum powder works just as well, don’t fret) and apply your lipstick. With a powder puff, apply a second light layer of powder. Matte lips! Easy, right? You can repeat the process if you want your lipstick to last all day. A simple blot of tissue does the trick too.
You’d think this was complicated but once you read how easy this is, you’re going to want to try this one out. Mix equal parts foundation (preferably a matte finish, you’ll see why) and your favourite day-cream. Next, add some SPF. Don’t leave this one out! Add a smidgen of highlighting powder (or liquid highlighter) if you like the glow. That’s how simple it is! If you have an aversion to foundation, this is perfect for everyday.
Ridiculously easy, once again. You just need a powder eyeshadow/pigment and some clear polish or topcoat. Using a funnel, or a make-shift paper funnel, add the powdered eyeshadow to the topcoat. You can add more or less depending on the opacity. To jazz it up, add some cosmetic glitter to the bottle and you have your own shade of nail polish!
I hope this post was helpful and let me know if you try any of these out! What’s your makeup DIY tip? Leave it in the comments below! Like and follow, I’ll be back soon with a review I’m super excited about.