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7 Awesome Homemade Makeup Products

*2020 Edition* We, as well as many others, are practicing social distancing while we stay at from home during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Instead of going out and buying new makeup, we thought it would be fun to make something instead — DIY makeup!

I know I’m constantly searching for that perfect pink lipstick shade that just doesn’t seem to exist, so I went out on a limb and decided to try my hand at a few different DIY makeup products. I was not disappointed.

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In this article:

  1. Flawless DIY Liquid Foundation
  2. Homemade Mascara
  3. Natural Powdered Blush
  4. Homemade Lip Gloss
  5. Homemade Mineral Eyeshadow
  6. DIY Natural Lip and Cheek Stain
  7. DIY Makeup Setting Spray

7 Awesome DIY Makeup Products

Why DIY Makeup?

Professional products and even drugstore makeup can add up very quickly which can be frustrating when you’re not getting exactly what you want out of them. Sometimes you just can’t find the best blush for your skin tone or get the flawless coverage you’re looking for in foundations on the market.

These DIY makeup products were so easy to make, and I got beautiful shades of blush, lipstick, foundation, and even eyeliner. Plus, when you’re creating your own makeup you don’t have to worry about all the harmful chemicals that go into commercial products.

This is perfect for women who look for the best makeup for sensitive skin, chemical-free natural makeup products, and the ladies who want lots of customizable color options for their products.

These DIY lipsticks tutorials, homemade foundation ideas, and beautiful mineral eyeshadows are incredibly easy DIY makeup products that anyone can make and customize to create the perfect shades of all their favorite makeup.

1. Flawless DIY Liquid Foundation

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Your foundation goes all over your face and neck, so if you really want to cut back on chemicals, a DIY foundation is a great place to start. It only takes a few simple steps to whip some up!


  • ½ tsp shea butter
  • ½ tsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tsp loose mineral powder


  • Double broiler and stove
  • Spatula
  • Spoon/whisk
  • Air-tight container


  1. Add the shea butter, jojoba oil, and loose mineral powder into the top layer of the double broiler.
    Turn on the stove and set it to medium-low heat.
  2. Gently stir the ingredients with a spatula. Keep it on the heat until all the ingredients are well-incorporated.
  3. Once the ingredients are well-incorporated, turn off the heat and remove the top layer from the burner.
  4. Use a spoon or whisk to check the consistency of the foundation (it should be smooth). If there are any lumps, you can put it back on the heat.
  5. Pour the foundation in an air-tight container. Wait for it to cool down completely before sealing it with the lid.

Once it’s cooled down completely, you can start using your DIY foundation! This recipe is great for dry skin because shea butter and jojoba oil are wonderful moisturizers.

2. Homemade Mascara

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Don’t you love how mascara opens up your eyes and adds that just the right amount of drama? If you want to go all-natural, you don’t have to give up your mascara.


  • 1 tsp beeswax
  • 2 activated charcoal capsules
  • 1 tsp shea butter
  • 2 tsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tsp fractionated coconut oil
  • 2 drops vitamin E oil


  • Double broiler and stove
  • Spatula
  • Ziplock bag
  • Mascara tube


  1. Add the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax, and jojoba oil in the top layer of the double broiler.
  2. Turn on the stove and set it to medium-low heat.
  3. Use your spatula and gently mix the ingredients. Make sure they are melted and well-incorporated.
  4. Take the top layer off of the heat.
  5. Add the vitamin E oil and charcoal capsules. Use your spatula and mix all of the ingredients together.
  6. Once it’s well incorporated, pour it into the ziplock bag. Allow it to cool down.
  7. Make a small cut one of the corners of the ziplock bag. Gently squeeze out the mascara into the tube—just like piping some icing onto a cake.

Voila! You’ve got homemade mascara!

3. Natural Powdered Blush

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Natural Powdered Blush Photo by Free People

The Free People has a great recipe for an all-natural powdered brush. Check it out and make your own at home!

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4. Homemade Lip Gloss

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Make your puckers happy with ultra-moisturizing homemade lip gloss!


  • 1 Tbsp cocoa butter
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 vitamin E capsules
  • 1 tsp beetroot powder (optional)
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint essential oil (optional)


  • Microwavable cup/bowl
  • Microwave
  • Spatula
  • Scissors
  • Air-tight container


  1. Add coconut oil and cocoa butter in a microwavable cup or bowl. Put it in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until you get a liquid-like consistency.
  2. Make a small cut on the vitamin E capsules and squeeze out its content into the bowl.
  3. Add the beetroot powder if you want some color in your gloss. You can also add peppermint oil if you want to add a scent.
  4. Use the spatula to stir all of the ingredients together.
  5. Pour the mixture into an air-tight container.
  6. Put the container in the refrigerator and let it cool down. Once it’s cool, seal the container with the lid.

Tip: Beetroot powder gives your gloss some color. You can it with a small chunk of your favorite shade of lipstick or blush.

5. Homemade Mineral Eyeshadow

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Enhance your eyes with this simple DIY eyeshadow recipe!

Base Ingredients:

  • 1/4 tsp shea butter
  • 1/4 tsp arrowroot powder

Color Ingredients:

  • Beetroot powder – pink
  • Red clay – red
  • Spirulina – green
  • Activated charcoal capsules – grey or black
  • Cocoa powder – brown
  • Tumeric – gold
  • Saffron – orange
  • White clay – white


  • Mortar and pestle


  1. Add the arrowroot powder in the mortar.
  2. Add the color of your choice to the mortar. Start with small amounts and adjust the color as you go until you get your desired shade.
  3. Add the shea butter to the mortar and blend it with the pestle. It’ll make the mixture creamy and powdery at the same time.

Tip: To lighten the color, you can add more arrowroot powder.

6. DIY Natural Lip and Cheek Stain

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DIY Natural Lip and Cheek Stain Photo by Citizens of Beauty

Who doesn’t love two-in-one cosmetics? You’ll love this easy lip and cheek stain recipe!


  • 1 tsp shea butter
  • 1/2-1 tsp beetroot powder
  • 1 tsp castor oil


  • Double broiler and stove
  • Spatula
  • Air-tight container


  1. Pour the shea butter and castor oil into the top layer of the double broiler.
  2. Turn on the stove and set it to medium-low heat. Allow the shea butter to melt and use the spatula to incorporate the ingredients.
  3. Add the beetroot powder. Gently stir the mixture until its evenly colored.
  4. Pour mixture into an air-tight container and let it cool down before sealing it with the lid.

Tip: If you store it in a cool place it’ll last for up to six months.

7. DIY Makeup Setting Spray

With this DIY makeup setting spray recipe, you can go all-natural with your entire makeup routine!


  • 1 ½ cups of distilled water
  • 2 tbsp aloe vera gel
  • 2-3 drops lavender oil


  • Spray bottle


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in the spray bottle.
  2. Twist on the lid and shake the bottle until the ingredients are well-incorporated.

Lavender is a great complexion booster. The aloe vera helps control oil so it can help keep your makeup in place.

Isn’t it amazing when makeup can double as skincare? With these DIY makeup recipes, you can have an all-natural makeup routine from start to finish!

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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.