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Well, I make my own mixing medium, 3 parts water, 1 part glycerin…and sometimes I will mix lipglosses or mineral powders to get the right shade…and I do that with nail polish too. But I think everyone does that, lol.

I’ve been known to mix lipsticks and glosses when I can’t get the perfect color… I occasionally make some DIY face and hair masks (avocado, or honey, things like that) and body scrubs. In general, though, I’m too lazy to be bothered – I just buy it premade. :-/

haha i sort of did something once. my foundation cake fall and broke into many pieces. so i jsut pour everything into a case and grind/ mashed everything into fine powder and used it as a loose powder!

I DIY a lot of things.

mixing medium
lip glosses
brush cleaner

I also made myself some pallets with empty CD cases and school glue.

BRILLIANT! 🙂 Thanks – any more info – I cant get pallets in my country, and that would be see through… i love this idea!
Did they crack?

if you go on youtube.com and search EnKoreMakeup, he has a lot of crafty tutorials for making your own pallets with cd cases and makeup storage stuff

The usual makeup items – glosses, brush cleaner, pigments, nail polish, lipsticks, mixing medium etc etc. But i also make my own palettes out of metal tins/cases (pencil cases, tobacco tins, etc) by depotting things and adding magnetic tape to the bottom so i can move things about. This method is great cause i dont need to use metal pans – i can use platic lids or something to put my homemade things into :).

Awesome tips! I might try making a palette. I’ve only made body scrubs and lipbalms… Just yesterday I was pondering making my own make up

I make my own mixing medium, and occasianally do my own asprin face masks/scrubs if I’m having a bad spot day/week/month/year 🙂

Pigments!!! I don’t press them though… I mean, I like eyeshadows as they are in the pan. but it’s always fun with powdery pigments. I have 2 ways of dealing with pigments… either I mix the ones I already have to create a new colour. Or I scrape (gently, with a rounded plastic scoop type of thing) the surface of eyeshadows and tap the powder off and mix them together to create colours. I have to do the latter with care though cuz I don’t wanna ruin my e/s. 🙂

I pressed like 30 once, and I wasn’t impressed. I prefer mine loose and then with mixing medium, lol!

I haven’t gotten creative and mixed them loose yet, though. Any good combos?

I mixed MACs “Vanilla” with “Old Gold” and I got a really pretty pearl like color. Good for high light.

I pressed a few once I didn’t like them either :/

I make my own lip exfoliator. I use grapeseed and/or jojoba oil (both available in the beauty area of health food stores, even Whole Foods). I take a pinch of sugar and mix in the oil until it is sort of a crumbly paste, apply to the lips, rub gently for several minutes, and rinse away. The sugar crystals buff away the dry skin and the oils moisturize. (Jojoba is ‘specially moisturizing, and grapeseed oil has a TON of antioxidants in it.)

I DIY for a lot of things-

*Mixing Medium

*using micas/oxides alone or blending them for use as pigments

*mixing ready-made MAC pigments

*custom bath salts/scrubs

*mixing my oil cleansing blend

*I’ve been making facial masks since I was a kid, LOL

*body butters

*body oil blends

*hair pomade/dressing

*leave in conditioner


*hair gel

*bath bombs

*hair ties/ponytail holders

Geez, I just exhausted myself typing that. Now I know why I feel like there’s never enough time- I’m DIYing all that stuff! LMAO

Coconut oil hairmasks
Salt and bicarb soda bath salts/scrubs
Basically I try to use what’s in the pantry when I can 😀
I also buy tea tree oil and a big bottle of plain sorbolene/glycerin (mineral-oil free). Dump the tea tree oil into that, and you have a cheaaaaap body lotion perfect for my oily crappy skin that’s gentle enough for my face 🙂

Wow! I didn’t know you could do tea tree oil + glycerin for a body lotion. Do you dilute the tea tree oil at all? What are the proportions?

The only mixing I do is my TM. I mix Revlon Colorstay Active with whatever moisturizer I have on hand & a dab of highlight (usually Revlon Skinlights liquid in Natural Light). I hate the feel of any heaviness at all in my base so this evens me out a bit & gives me a great glow

Full fat plain yogurt makes a great moisturizing/soothing mask. Especially for sunburns. Also hair conditioner is a great substitute for shaving gel.

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