• lip balm recipe
    Beginner,  Lip balm,  Tutorials and recipes,  Winter recipes

    Get an all-season smile with Winterproof!

    The gentlest homemade lip balm When winter is raging on and your lips are so chapped that they look like you could peel them right off, who should you call? Winterproof! The frosty season can try all it likes to wear down your smile, but this homemade lip balm will soften, protect, and nourish it. It’s a true hero for your lips! In developing this lip balm recipe, we decided to use a mix of candelilla and soy wax. Not only are they both vegan, they also share protective and nourishing properties that our lips particularly appreciate in winter. Perhaps surprisingly, we chose NOT to include any vegetable butters. While…

  • how to make aftershave lotion
    Advanced,  Face,  Tutorials and recipes

    Call a Ceasefire between your skin and your razor with a DIY aftershave

    Bring some peace to your shaving experience! Do you have a love-hate relationship with your razor? You adore how smooth it leaves your skin, but loathe the initial onslaught of redness and itchiness? Well, enough is enough, we say! It’s time to declare a Ceasefire between your skin and your razor, thanks to the work of your new ally: a homemade aftershave! To develop this aftershave recipe, we chose soothing and revitalizing ingredients to ease your skin’s discomfort and help it recover from the attack of the blade. We wanted this lotion to have a very fluid texture so that it would be easy to apply and absorb quickly—an important…

  • DIY eyeshadow
    Face,  Intermediate,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    These DIY eyeshadows will give you a Simmering Shimmer

    Light someone’s fire with this eyeshadow recipe Looking to give yourself an absolutely smouldering look? A blazing gaze to melt everyone’s hearts? We have just what you need! Simmering Shimmer is a trio of homemade eyeshadows that will give you the PERFECT smoky eye!  When developing this eyeshadow recipe, we knew we had to master two important factors. First, the powder base must provide good coverage and hold well. You don’t want to look like a panda because your shadow is sprinkling off your lids all day. Second, we had to get the hues right, meaning party time for micas and oxides! Our R&D department covered every surface of our…

  • how to make face cream for oily skin
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Checkmatte in one move with this homemade face lotion!

    A purifying and mattifying DIY face lotion Oily skin is not always easy to care for. You want to brighten up your complexion, but then it turns far too shiny. You try a new product, and your face breaks out. It’s time for a new strategy, one that will clear the board with just the right piece: Checkmatte, a special homemade face lotion for oily skin!  In developing this face lotion recipe, we focused on three key criteria. First, we wanted a light cream that wouldn’t further weigh down your skin, so we opted for Olivem 1000 as our emulsifier. Second, we sought purifying ingredients—so important for oily skin!—including the…

  • how to make blush
    Beginner,  Face,  Level of difficulty,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Get All Dolled Up with a DIY blush!

    Make your own blush in record time Around a year ago, we developed a homemade blush recipe. We had so much fun coming up with it and testing out different shades—occasionally with wacky results! That recipe, Chic Cheeks, was such a hit that we also received a lot of messages asking us to create a recipe for a loose powder blush too. We happily dove into the project and now we’re proud to introduce you to All Dolled Up! Making blush is all about balance. The key was picking ingredients that would make the blush long-lasting (magnesium stearate), silky to the touch (mica powder and white clay), and absorbent enough…