When buying new cosmetics, it can be tricky to pick out the right product. I know I’ve taken home shades of lipstick or eye shadow that look way different on than in the tube! That’s why making your own cosmetics is such a great option – you can create the perfect shades for your skin tone and preference. As an added bonus, you know every ingredient that goes into your recipes.
Those who love easy recipes will love the Rose Gold Cosmetic Collection. It features a packed eye shadow, a lip shimmer made with moisturizing Nourish Lip Balm Base and a nail polish made with Suspending Nail Polish Base. The products all use Rose Gold Mica, which is a gorgeous two-toned color that looks great on a wide variety of skin tones. The color is also so on trend right now (there’s even a rose gold iPhone!) Best of all, making all three products only takes about an hour.
The Rose Gold Cosmetic Collection makes 3 different products with just 1 ounce of colorant!
The Rose Gold Lip Shimmer leaves a subtle rosy color on the lips. For a bold red lip, check out the Radiant Red Lipstick Trio video on Soap Queen TV. The video features three red shades that will definitely turn heads. For a darker red hue that smells like sweet Buttercreme Flavor Oil, click through the Creamy Marsala Lip Tints, which are colored with Merlot Sparkle Mica. The lip tints are inspired by Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year. If you prefer a glossy lip product, you’ll love the Rosy Red Lip Gloss. Looking for a warmer color? The Beautiful Bronze Lip Tint is colored with shimmery Gold Sparkle Mica, Merlot Sparkle Mica and Copper Sparkle Mica.
Top row, left to right: Radiant Red Lipstick Trio, Creamy Marsala Lip Tints
Bottom row, left to right: Rosy Red Lip Gloss, Beautiful Bronze Lip Tint
You can create your perfect lipstick shade with any of Bramble Berry’s lip safe micas. Micas come in a variety of colors and add beautiful shimmer to your lip products. Read more about them in this Sunday Night Spotlight. Using frozen spoons, The Spoon Trick helps you see the shade of lipstick while you’re making it. It also allows you to feel the consistency of the balm. If you want it firmer or softer, you can adjust your ingredients before the balm fully hardens. To find out more about how to harden or soften your balm, click through the How to Create Lip Product Recipes post. The Sunday Night Spotlight: Flavoring Oils post shows you how to add scent and sweetness to your recipe.
Top row, left to right: Sunday Night Spotlight: Mica Colorants, How to Create Lip Product Recipes
Bottom row, left to right: The Spoon Trick, Sunday Night Spotlight: Flavoring Oils
Mica colorants can also be used to create custom eye shadows. Creating your own shadow is so easy, all you need are a few ingredients. Learn how in the Learn to Make Mineral Makeup video on Soap Queen TV.
The Learn to Make Mineral Makeup video shows you how to make eye shadow from scratch.
For warm shades perfect for the holidays, click through the Glamorous Gold Eye Shadow Quad Tutorial. It features shimmering colors like Cappuccino Mica and Gold (light) Mica. The Mystic Mermaid Eye Shadow Tutorial has bold shades inspired by the sea. The post also shows you how to apply the shades for a fun look.
Left to right: Mystic Mermaid Eye Shadow Tutorial, Glamorous Gold Eye Shadow Quad Tutorial
Another product you can make at home is blush. The Soft and Creamy Blush Sticks Tutorial has a coral and pink shade so you can choose your favorite cheek color. The blush also has green tea seed oil and jojoba oil to help moisturize your skin. The Moisturizing Highlighter Sticks add some shimmer to your face. Typically applied on the cheekbones and under the eyes, highlighters help define your features.
Left to right: Soft and Creamy Blush Sticks, Moisturizing Highlighter Sticks
Nail polish is a surprisingly easy DIY project (I’ve even made it with my four year old!). All you have to do is add your favorite color to Suspending Nail Polish Base and mix well. Check out the How to Make Nail Polish video to see how it’s done, and check out the Talk It Out Tuesday: Nail Polish post for tips and tricks.
Making nail polish is easy and fun.
Because nail polish is easy to make, it is perfect for crafting parties. Learn how to host a crafty get together in the Nail Polish Party + Nail Polish Colors and Free Templates post. Your friends can take the polish home to use right away, or give it to loved ones. The Holiday Glam Nail Polish is perfect for holiday gifts. The Peacock Glitter Nail Polish is made with Peacock Nail Polish Glitter, and is perfect for the sparkle lovers in your life. While nail polish looks great, it can be a bit harsh on the nails. The Nourishing Nail Polish has argan oil to moisturize your nails and Radiant Plum Colorant for a lovely pinkish purple hue.
Top row, left to right: Nail Polish Party + Nail Polish Colors and Free Templates, Nourishing Nail Polish
Bottom row, left to right: Holiday Glam Nail Polish, Peacock Glitter Nail Polish
Do you have any handmade cosmetics tips? I’d love to hear them!
Desperate soaper says
I am looking for a recipe to make a cleansing makeup remover balm. One that turns creamy once it gets wet and wipes clean. I have spent the past 3 hours searching. Any direction?
I don’t believe we have a recipe like that, sorry! We can definitely look into it for future blog posts though.
You can also use an oil like coconut to remove makeup! Oils are great for breaking down makeup. Then, you can follow that up with a gentle facial cleanser. I’ll include some links below. 🙂
Coconut oil: https://www.brambleberry.com/Coconut-Oil-P3196.aspx
Fresh Face Cleansing Bars: http://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/melt-and-pour-soap/cleansing-soap-dry-oily-skin/
Thyme and Witch Hazel Facial Bar: https://www.soapqueen.com/bath-and-body-tutorials/cold-process-soap/guest-post/
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
Laurie (Fullamoon) says
I used to make soap – absolutely loved the swirly designs I learned to make using Brambleberry products. Now I make water-marbled jewelry using nail polish, which gives me instant satisfaction when I dip cabochons in the swirly polish (no 6-week curing time here!). I think I am going to try making my own nail polish for my jewelry now using Brambleberry’s mica colorants. Ooooh I can’t wait to try it!
I am totally in love with your jewelry! The rings and cuffs you make are absolutely incredible.
Also, making nail polish is so much fun! You can get really creative with some custom color blends that go perfectly with your creations. 🙂
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry
Do you guys sell the square nail Polish bottles?
We sure do! You can find those here: https://www.brambleberry.com/Rectangular-Nail-Polish-Bottle-P6197.aspx
-Kelsey with Bramble Berry