It is a fact of life that makeup is overpriced and does not last forever. Most of us use makeup well past its expiration, so you might as well make the most of it. For these recipes, all you need is old makeup, coconut oil, and water. Below I listed a few great things you can make from various makeup products that are either broken or “expired”. I have made and tested out all of these as pictured above, and can tell you that they turn out awesome.
Lip Tint: blush
1. Crush the product into a fine powder in a small bowl.
2. In another bowl, microwave two tablespoons–give or take of coconut oil for 30 seconds (until it becomes a liquid fully).
3. Incorporate the oil into the blush powder and blend it with a fork.
4. Clean your old blush container, and dry fully. You can pour the mixture into this, or buy little containers especially made for homemade beauty products on amazon.
5. Close the container and put it into the fridge to set for half an hour.
I love this one because your lips will remain the color of the pigment you use–without having to reapply, but it comes off easily with makeup remover.
Cream Eyeshadow: old eyeshadow
1. Crush the makeup into a fine powder in a bowl.
2. Clean the container.
3. Add a normal spoonful of water (1/4 the amount of bronzer) to the powder. Start with a small amount of water, and add more if needed. Mix thoroughly.
4. Scoop the eyeshadow into your old container.
Adding more moisture to old eye shadow makes the pigment stronger, look cleaner, and stay longer–take my word for it.
Moisturizing concealer/ lip primer: face powders
1. Take an already broken face powder and add 1-2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil. The mixture should be thicker than the consistency of the lip tint.
2. Pour/ scoop into the previous container, and refrigerate for 30 minutes so it can become more solidified.
*Note: If you have very oily skin, this concealer might not work well for you. As a primer, it is absolutely amazing, and if you have dry skin you can use it as you prefer on your face, skipping regular moisturizer.
Save your mascara:
1. Boil some water and pour it into a bowl.
2. Place the sealed mascara into the water, and let it sit for 10 minutes.