I had some mineral make up items (Blushes,Powders ,eyeshadow samples) that were almost empty and taking up a lot space.
And after 10++ years of make up,I haven't found the perfect highlighter yet.
Those are good reasons to do a little DIY make up session.
An empty essence concealer trio or any other empty make up pan
Mineral make up items mentioned above
little spatula aka screwdriver
clean hands or gloves!!!!!!!!
Mixing bowl (aka Chinese take out sweet n sour sauce container,washed and wiped with alcohol)
First you have to think what color you want.I wanted a highlighter with a 'glow' aka golden and silver shimmer mixed,a peachy blush and a rosy blush with golden shimmer.
Then you have to check your products for their finish,shimmer and color.
For example for my highlighter I used a champagne colored eyeshadow,a mineral powder that was too pink for my complexion and a tiny hint of golden shimmer.
|Empty pan before rubbing it w/ alcohol|
If any of your products are pressed,scrape some product off the surface with a flat tip screwdriver.
Add a few drops of rubbing alcohol and mix until you have a paste like consistency.
|Eww! Mixed with rubbing alcohol|
Fill into your pan and lightly press with paper towel to push the product into the edges.Make sure there are no air-sockets/pockets.
Keep in a warm place for 30 minutes,then firmly press with a paper towel.
|After drying for 30 minutes|
Your DIY product will need several hours to dry.
The rubbing alcohol will evaporate,so no worries if you have sensitive skin,there will be no alcohol left in the product
And here are the swatches!