Homemade Eye Primer

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I love eye primer! I think this is what eyeshadow was missing all along!
You know when i picked out an eyeshadow I would put it on and the color was not the same. It was disappointing to see a lighter color and would usually come off easily or smear all over. Then I discovered eye primer and voila! The shadow color was bold and exactly what the color should be.

I usually use a primer by urban decay and this works just as good.
I found this recipe at mascara.com

Here’s what you need:
1 tsp Cornstarch
1/2 tsp Natural Chapstick
1 1/2 tsp Foundation

Here’s what you do:
I left my Chapstick sit near the window for a couple of minutes. yes, my house gets that hot in certain rooms that it will melt things. (that’s why my homemade deodorant stays in my fridge).
Mix the Chapstick, cornstarch, and foundation together and put in a small container.

There you have it! You have your very own eye primer.

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DIY Blush

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This trick I learned from katrimalomidze.com and it works!

If you have any broken shadows, powders, or blush this trick helps to fix it.

Here’s what you need:
Broken make up
Rubbing alcohol

Here’s what you do:
Add drops of alcohol to your broken make up and mix together to get a paste like texture. Next smooth it out onto the container patting down and smoothing out. Your blush/shadow/powder will look dark while it’s wet but let this dry over night.

That’s it! Problem solved! Crisis averted! Your blush/shadow/powder is almost good as new!

I also want to link back to ohsoprettythediaries.com they have some tips from commenters on how to keep your make up from flaking and cracking.

DIY Mineral Veil/Translucent Powder

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Since using my own homemade make up remover, cleanser, scrub and toner my skin has never looked and felt better! So I don’t need to use a lot of powder. So this was perfect for me.

Here’s what you need:
1 tbs cornstarch
Make up

Here’s what you do:
Mix your old make up with your cornstarch and your done. You’ve just mastered the art of making translucent powder. Now if you have more of your make up you should get a heavier coverage.

The cornstarch is so light and will help absorb oil. Using your old make up will add a hint of color. When I say old I don’t necessarily mean like 5 years old (you know you probably still have some you can’t get rid of) I just mean previous make up. There’s usually a tad left that you try to save till you he the new one.
I usually use a primer so that also helps to keep the powder on longer.
Good Luck!

Homemade Facial Toner

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This my friends is a recipe used all to often for many things. It may seem familiar because we use it as our homemade conditioner as well.

Here’s what u need:
1 part apple cider vinegar
3 parts water

That’s it! Mix together and put in a bottle or container.
To apply just pour onto cotton ball or cotton pad and apply to face. Don’t worry you won’t be able to smell the vinegar after a minute or so. The scent of the ACV doesn’t bother me as much as it does some of my sisters. If the smell is to much try diluting a little more .
Use this homemade toner morning and night.

Homemade Facial Cleanser

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Sometimes I don’t feel like doing a full skin care routine on my face so I use this cleanser. It’s great for guys too.
I found this little nugget at onegoodythingbyjillee.com

 

Here’s what you need:

2 c water

1tbs rubbing alcohol

1 tbs distilled white vinegar

1 tbs baby body wash

mix ingredients together and you have your cleanser. 

You can also put  cotton pads into a small container and let them soak a little so you have your own cleansing pads.

There you have it!