Walk down any makeup aisle at a drugstore or store at the mall, and you will find there are many makeup options. It is difficult to decide which products have the proper ingredients and will work best. As a result, you might decide to make your own makeup. There are pros and cons to making makeup. Let us discuss them.
Making Makeup Pros
Making your own makeup can be less expensive. While the initial investment in ingredients may not be cheap, the key word here is investment. One trip to the store for supplies can give you a year or more’s worth of makeup. When you make your own cosmetics, you control the ingredients. If you have allergies, this can be a big plus. You also know where the makeup is coming from and whether it contains harmful chemicals. One key ingredient many people who make their own makeup use is coconut oil, as it has many healthy fats and rarely causes allergic reactions in those who use it. Another advantage to making your own makeup is that you can customize the color. If you can never quite find the right color or shade to complement your complexion, mixing your own makeup might be more effective than a department store makeup counter.
Making Makeup Cons
Making your own makeup isn’t simple. You must find the correct recipe to work for your skin type, keep the makeup on, and still look pretty. Finding the right ingredients and pigments can also be challenging for making makeup if you don’t know where to buy them. Making makeup yourself can also be time-consuming. You’re inventing and reformulating makeup recipes with time that could be used experimenting with your signature look.
How to make your own makeup remover
Making your own makeup is a big commitment, so if you’re not quite ready to take that step, try making your own makeup remover. Have a squirt bottle to store the remover in, and when needed, squirt the remover onto a clean washcloth to use. Ingredients you will need:
- Coconut oil
- Your favorite essential oil (for fragrance)
Mix 1 tbsp of coconut oil with 1 cup warm water, stir, and then add 4-5 drops of your favorite scented essential oil. Stir again, and wait for the mixture to cool. Once cooled, add the mixture to the squirt bottle for use. When using this makeup remover on the skin of your face, rinse your face with warm water after application and pair with your favorite moisturizing lotion to maintain skin moisture. If making your own makeup sounds a little too difficult, check out our mineral based makeup products.