In recent years, more and more people have turned to the world of natural beauty products and clean skincare. We’ve learned so much about how the toxic chemicals in many traditional beauty products is terrible for our skin and our overall health.
While natural, clean beauty products are a great way to avoid these harmful chemicals, some people want to take their clean beauty a step further and make their own skincare solutions. When you create your own skincare, you get to control what goes in it, so you know exactly what your body is being exposed to.
Making your own skincare may sound crazy or time-consuming, but it can actually be really simple. If you don’t believe us, just check out this super easy recipe for homemade makeup remover! It only requires four ingredients and it will occupy a total of three minutes out of your day!
** This recipe will yield 4oz of product **
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon witch hazel
- 6 drops vitamin E oil
Just like we said: only four ingredients! Both coconut oil and olive oil have been shown to remove even the most stubborn of makeup, while witch hazel and vitamin E provide endless benefits for smooth, healthy skin. So now that you know what’s in this natural makeup remover, how exactly do you take it from four separate ingredients to a makeup-removing concoction that can rival those found in stores? Well, you follow these three easy steps!
- Combine olive oil and coconut oil. Mix the two until smooth.
- Add witch hazel and vitamin E. Mix until smoothly blended.
- Store in a tightly closed glass jar.
Now isn’t that easy? You can create an all-natural makeup remover with beneficial ingredients that works even better than the popular ones sold in stores. From makeup removers to anti-aging products, before you know it, you’ll be creating your entire skincare routine at home!
4 Other Makeup tips besides using your own Homemade Makeup Remover
When it comes to beauty, it seems like there are endless rules out there that we tend to follow. Most of these rules have been instilled into our minds from the first time applied our own makeup and our mothers told us, “Don’t do this, don’t do that…” It turns out, not all of these makeup rules are meant to be followed. In fact, some makeup rules were made to be broken! Check them out below:
1. Don’t Wear Blue Eyeshadow
If you ask many makeup artists, they will tell you that blue eyeshadow is the biggest makeup mistake in the world. Blue eyeshadow was huge in the ’60s and early ’70s, and then it became a relic of makeup’s past. The only people you would see wearing blue eyeshadow would be 13-year-old girls who raided their mother’s old makeup bag.
With that said, blue eyeshadow has been making a slow comeback, and it looks like people are finally doing it the right way. Instead of opting for a bright light blue shade, opt for a darker navy blue or deep royal blue shade. These shades of blue eyeshadow don’t look tacky or retro, and can really bring out blue or grey eyes!
2. Bold Lipstick Is For Fuller Lips
How many of you thin-lipped ladies have been told that you can’t wear bold shades of lipstick? So many women with thinner lips are misled by old-school beauty gurus and told that they should only wear light, nude shades of lipstick.
This is because some darker colors can produce a thinning effect, making your already thin lips look even thinner. However, this isn’t always the case. When a bold lipstick is applied correctly, it can actually accentuate the lips and make your pout look perfect, no matter how thin your lips are!
3. Don’t Put Mascara On Your Bottom Lashes
Who came up with this rule? At some point, someone somewhere said that mascara should only be applied to the top lashes. We’d like to say that this rule is totally bogus and it’s definitely one of the biggest makeup rules that were made to be broken!
Sure, applying too much mascara can make your lashes look like spider legs, but applying a subtle amount to the bottom can really add oomph to your eyes and make them look larger!
4. Only Wear Bronzer In the Summer
You’ve probably always thought that bronzer was reserved strictly for summer, right? After all, when else would you want the sun-kissed glow that bronzer can give you?
It turns out, you can feel free to wear bronzer year-round, mostly as a contour. Apply a subtle amount slightly below the cheekbones, along your jawline, and just under the hairline. This will help you shape your face in any and every season!