Eye Makeup Recipes

Eyeshadow, eyeliner, highlighter—bring it on and ditch the cosmetics counter!

What do we want in makeup?

Adhesion? Slip? Opacity? A quick overview on the traits we want in our makeup and why.

DIY Cosmetic Ingredients You'll Need

The ingredients list for homemade cosmetics is a bit different than for most other homemade body products—here’s my overview and shopping list.

Help, I made a mess!

My best tips for cleaning up your DIY messes 🙂

Yucca Root Eye Make-up Remover

I think this yucca root powered eye make-up remover is pretty cool. It's easy to make, works well, and has yet to make me cry. All good things, no? Yucca root is full of natural saponins, meaning it lathers all on its own when mixed with water, just like soapwort or...

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Fairy Dust Highlighting Powder

One of my only claims to some sort of familiar fame is a distant relation to J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. Cool, eh? I remember telling this story to a classmate in elementary school, only to have him call me a liar and insist that there was no way that Walt...

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DIY Natural Clay Mascara (that actually works)

Speaking of things I wasn’t sure I’d ever crack—mascara. There’s a reason this is my first entry of my third year of blogging. I have been trying to figure out mascara for ages now. You wouldn’t believe the amounts of black goop I’ve tossed over the last few years....

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Red & Gold Clay Eyeliner

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to share this recipe with you. Eyeliner is one of those things I have tried (and failed to make) many, many times. I tried many times, and ended up tossing a lot of small dishes of darkly coloured muck down the sink. However, I...

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Homemade High Beam Highlighting Creme

One of the most amusing trends that swings back and forth is the trend of how your skin should look—dewy and moist, or matte and dry (or glittery, if it’s the 90’s). Since I don’t particularly care one way or another (oddly enough, I feel that skin should look like...

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I'm really excited about this brightlighter! I know I seem to be saying that a lot these days, but it's true. I feel like I've figured a few great things out over the last few months, and I'm having tons of fun with those discoveries. This little stick is fantastic—it...

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Super Gentle Homemade Eye Make-Up Remover

I've made a few forays into homemade eye make-up remover. My latest version worked really well, but as it sat on my vanity, the strength of the emulsifying wax slowly increased, and my nice, creamy (but liquid) eye make-up remover gradually turned into something...

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DIY Eyebrow Filler/Fixative

As I've said about a million times, I am pretty low maintenance and I like it that way. When I first made mineral make-up I had no idea what to do with it. I don't even know why I made it. Now that I have it I sometimes put it on, but I'm not really sure if I'm doing...

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DIY Benefit Eye Bright

When it comes to make-up, my eyes are generally the only thing I can be bothered to pay attention to (and even that's new). If I'm feeling lazy (but not so lazy as to forego make-up entirely, which certainly is not a rare occurrence), I'll put on mascara, do my...

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Homemade Eyeshadow Trio

I recently learned to use make-up (thanks, YouTube!), and along with that, I've learned about what seems really overpriced, and what seems less stupidly overpriced. Of course all make-up is overpriced to some degree or another (ahem, $50 mascara), but some things are...

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Deluxe Homemade Eye Make-up Remover

I've already written about my super easy, incredibly cheap eye make-up remover. It certainly lives up to its name. Ever since I got my hands on some emulsifying wax, however, I’ve wanted to try something else. Something lotion-y and creamy and lovely. This definitely...

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Simple Eyelash Serum

Castor oil is said to be great for many things, especially hair growth. It's a thick, sticky oil said to help regrow eyebrows, eyelashes, and all other kinds of hair. Though it's thick, it's not quite thick enough to easily apply to eyelashes. This quick, 4-ingredient...

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The Cheapest & Easiest Make-up Remover

My mother got me started on Estée Lauder make-up remover, but I quickly got tired of paying more to take make-up off than put it on. Also, it kind of stings. This quick, easy solution uses things you already have on hand and works like a dream. All you'll need is some...

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