DIY Cosmetics: 37 Gorgeous Makeup Hacks

Learn how to make DIY cosmetics in minutes!

By: Emma Hassemer, Editor,
DIY Cosmetics

Although there is no wrong way to apply makeup, there are several hot makeup trends that everyone seems to be doing. Making your face slimmer and jaw chiseled is a popular one in particular. Another is having skyscraper eyelashes. And of course, there's always DIY cosmetics.

With how expensive in-store brands can be at locations like Ulta or Sephora, it's no wonder that making DIY cosmetics is so popular right now! These tips will help you get into the DIY makeup trend, as well as teach you some hacks for how to apply it.

Thanks to beauty gurus, such as Maggie, we can all learn how to master our contouring skills with these amazing DIY makeup products. DIY bronzer and organic face powder are also key when contouring.

Rather than spending money on a full set of lash extensions for $150, you can learn the tips and tricks on how to get longer eyelashes naturally. With a little help from mascara and an eyelash curler, your lashes will be reaching for the sky in no time.

And lastly, we can't put on our makeup without brushes. Makeup brush sets can be very expensive, so it's important to give them the proper care they need to last a long time. From cleaning to DIY storage space to making your own brushes, this collection has it all. 

You'll be sure to find your new favorite trick in these 37 Gorgeous Makeup Hacks.

How to Contour

Natural DIY Contour Powder

Contouring is key if you want a more defined facial structure. If you place each makeup product in the correct place on your face, your face will look more slender.

Essentially, anywhere you darken will recede on your face and anywhere you lighten will pop forward. With that in mind, you can make your nose thinner, your forehead less broad, your jawline more defined, and so on!

For concealer, you want to try and go a couple shades lighter than your natural skin tone or foundation. When it comes to bronzing up the face, grab your DIY bronzer and brush this into the hollows of your cheekbones. To set your whole face, swipe a couple layers of your natural face powder. Now say hello to your new cheekbones, completed entirely with DIY cosmetics! And make sure to check out the Natural DIY Contour Powder from the picture on the left.

Moisturizing DIY Concealer

This Moisturizing DIY Concealer has a dewy finish that will cover your imperfections. It's cheap and convenient!

How to Apply Bronzer

This tutorial on How to Apply Bronzer will have your skin glowing and happy. This is a great way to help your makeup routine.

DIY Natural Foundation

Learn how to make this DIY Natural Foundation! This has multiple skin benefits and gives your skin a soft, smooth finish.

All Natural DIY Foundation

This All Natural DIY Foundation gives a natural-looking coverage with absolutely no mysterious chemicals involved!

DIY Bronzer

This DIY Bronzer gives your skin will receive a gorgeous glow. Your friends will ask where you got such an amazing bronzer!

How to Contour

This How to Contour Your Face Step by Step tutorial will turn you into a contour pro in no time.

Natural DIY Blush

This fabulous Natural DIY Blush is easy to customize for your own makeup needs. Even if you are not a huge makeup person, this natural DIY blush is a wonderful way to start. 

Affordable Homemade Makeup Setting Spray

This Affordable Homemade Makeup Setting Spray is super inexpensive and free of harsh chemicals or toxins.

Pretty DIY Cream Blush

This gorgeous DIY cream blush is easy to make and perfect for any skin tone. You can layer it in order to create the perfect contoured look.

How to Make Your Eyes Pop

Fun Ombre Eye Shadow Look

There's never a bad time to dress your lids up with a little bit of color. These DIY makeup hacks are all about the eyes. From your lashes to your lid, you'll be a pro at winging out your liner after learning the tricks of DIY cosmetics. If you have a date that you want to get a little fancy for, a simple smokey will pair perfectly with any heels. Who said anything about diamonds? Mascara is a girl's best friend. Oh, and make sure not to miss out on that funky purple Ombre Eye Shadow Look!

How to Turn Eyeshadow into Eyeliner

Put that eyeshadow stash to good use! This easy DIY recipe will turn any eyeshadow into a long-lasting eyeliner. 

Winged Eyeliner Tutorial

This Winged Eyeliner Tutorial will show you how a utensil as simple as tape to create that perfect winged eyeliner look!

How to Get Long Eyelashes

Use a few simple, all-natural tricks to get the thick, doe-eyed lashes you've always craved!

How to: Everyday Smokey Eye (Steps with Photos!)

This easy everyday smokey eye tutorial is super fun, so sit down, grab some of your makeup, and dive in!

DIY Natural Eye Makeup

Treat your skin gently with this easy DIY Natural Eye Makeup!

How to Make Mascara

Stop spending money on mascara at the drugstore and follow these secret tips and tricks instead!

Easy DIY Cream Eyeshadow Stick

Do you want to never break your eyeshadows again AND have portable makeup wherever you go? Of course you do!

DIY Eyeshadow Primer

This 5 Step DIY Eyeshadow Primer is a total must-have if you have especially oily skin.

All-Natural Black DIY Eyeliner

The activated charcoal in this DIY eyeliner is great for your skin, and it glides on as easy as any store-bought brand!

Makeup Brushes 101

Chic DIY Makeup Brush Holder

Just like you can't build a house without power tools, you can't put your face powder on without brushes. Brushes are a makeup lover's power tools, which is why it's vital to keep them in the best shape possible. There are so many fun ways to create DIY storage for them. Learning how to clean them with special DIY cleaning products and which brush is for what technique is also important. These homemade storage hacks, like that super cute Chic DIY Makeup Brush Holder in the picture, will save you big bucks and keep your brushes alive and well for a long time!

Makeup Brushes 101: Types of Brushes for Makeup

No more confusion and no more fuss! Learn all about the types of makeup brushes and what they're used for.

No-Sew DIY Makeup Brush Holder

Perfect for traveling, this No-Sew DIY Makeup Brush Holder will prevent you from losing your precious belongings.

DIY Makeup Brush Holder

This minimalistic DIY Makeup Brush Holder would look perfect in a sleek, modern bathroom.

Adorable DIY Makeup Brushes

Decorate your makeup brushes with your own personal style! If your makeup is a form of self-expression, shouldn't your makeup brushes be too?

How to Clean Makeup Brushes Naturally

Learn How to Clean Makeup Brushes Naturally for that flawless makeup finish you need. The natural ingredients are just too good to pass up.

DIY Cloth Pads for Makeup Removal

Makeup remover is so expensive nowadays, yet so essential! Skip the drugstore and make these DIY Cloth Pads for Makeup Removal.

DIY Compact Makeup Organizer

Compacts can be some of the clunkiest things to store and organize. Neaten up your makeup area with this DIY Compact Makeup Organizer!

DIY Lip Products

Liquid DIY Pigmented Lipstick Recipe

Did you know that lip products are some of the easiest things to make yourself? Not to mention that in stores, lipsticks can be some of the most expensive things to buy! Skip the fuss and the worry and make these super cheap, super chic DIY lip products

For example, check out this Liquid DIY Pigmented Lipstick Recipe! Colors don't pop much more than that, and it's so glossy. Love!

Perfect Pout DIY Lipstick Tutorial

Use your leftover eyeshadows to make a dirt-cheap lip look that truly pops!

DIY Lipstick Holder

This cheap lipstick holder is so stylish and easy to make.

Natural Plumping DIY Lip Stain

You don't need to get injections to have full, pouty lips! Try this DIY lip stain instead.

Victorian Homemade Lip Balm

In the Victorian Era, women made their own lip balm, and that's the recipe we're bringing to you!

Winter Wonderland DIY Lip Gloss

Keep your lips hydrated and soft during those blisteringly cold winter months!

Burt's Beeswax Knock-Off Lip Balm

This beeswax lip balm recipe is so simple that anyone can make it. Get big-brand benefits without big-brand price tags!

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Some great DIY products here. I like the idea of knowing exactly what's going on my skin. Store-bought makeup has so many chemicals in it.

Great ideas! I've been thinking about using natural makeup products for a while now to help improve my skin. I think I'll start with the DIY foundation and go from there!


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