Make Your Own Makeup! Tips And Tricks To Save Your Skin And Your Money! – Makeup is something that girls love to play with. Even as five year olds, pretending to apply lipstick to our dolls and ourselves (and sometimes even the walls!) was just the beginning of what can become a life-long fascination.
Makeup is pretty and sparkly, and even though many women don’t need it to be beautiful, it makes us feel special, like we took a little bit longer in getting ourselves ready for the world by putting our best face forward, literally.
Most of us have at least a drawer full of makeup and beauty products, and some have entire cupboards full. Even if we only use the same three items every single day. We buy a lipstick and don’t like the shade. Or buy mascara that claims to give you the longest lashes ever, only to find out it really doesn’t. So back in the drawer they go. And since you can’t return most makeup items if you’ve used them, wasted money goes along with.
Makeup these days can be very expensive. But it can also be full of chemicals and ingredients that some people prefer not to use. If you have sensitive skin, certain products can cause irritation or even make pre-existing skin problems worse. While some products may prove to be far too difficult to try and attempt on your own, there are some that are easy and inexpensive at the same time.
One of the simplest things to make is lip gloss. You can find the ingredients at any health food shop or natural products department in larger retailers. All you need to do is melt ¼ cup of natural beeswax with 6 teaspoons of castor oil in a small saucepan. You can substitute jojoba oil or sunflower oil if you prefer. Mix in 5 or 6 drops of essential oils, such as peppermint or lemon, to add a hint of flavor. Pour into a jar and allow to cool before covering. Once you have tried this basic how-to, you may find yourself wanting to try making colored lip gloss, which you can do by adding small amount of pure beet juice until you reach the desired shade and depth.
Making other beauty products requires a few more ingredients, equipment and time. However, most of the products needed to make them are easier to find these days. And with the internet, you can easily source a multitude of different recipes, as well as tricks and tips from people who have already made their own makeup products that will help you figure out what you want to do. Have fun and experiment with different methods and ingredients and you may find that the thing that makes you feel the prettiest is something you made yourself!