As much we love buying new beauty products, there’s something to be said for the fun and satisfaction of creating your own lotions and potions. Here are six easy do-it-yourself beauty tricks, specifically for lips and eyes.
If you want to plump up your pout, but don’t have a Venom-like plumping gloss on hand, add one drop of peppermint oil to your favorite shiny lip color. Smooth evenly over your lips, and you’ll immediately feel the tingle and see the arousing results.
This one is really fun, especially if you’re an artistic type. Create your own lipstick shade by selecting a few colors, chopping off the tops (make sure they are sticks you can spare!) and melting them together in a microwavable bowl. About 30 seconds should do the trick. Stir them together while they are still hot, let cool, then apply your new signature shade with your finger or a lip brush.
Treat your lips to a yummy, made-at-home brown sugar scrub. Combine two tablespoons of brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of honey, and one tablespoon of raw, organic coconut oil into a small glass jar. Mix the ingredients until you get your desired texture and—voila!—you’ve got a homemade lip exfoliator.
Feeling like your lashes could be thicker? Instead of caking on coats of mascara, cover a Q-Tip in baby powder and gently run it across your lashes, concentrating on the tips, in between your first and second coat. The baby powder helps the mascara adhere to your lashes and last longer longer, as well as fatten them up for a fuller look.
If you have super sensitive eyes, this gentle, eye makeup remover is a great DIY concoction. In a small glass container, combine ½ tablespoon of baby shampoo with ¼ teaspoons of olive oil and mix. Add water until the container is almost full. Close the container, shake, and you’ll have an all-natural, non-irritating and effective way to remove your eye makeup.
If you find that your eyeshadow isn’t giving you the pop of pigment that you want, use a chubby white eyeliner pencil to coat your lid before you apply. It will serve as a great primer, as well as give your eyeshadow shade a big time vibrancy boost.