DIY Make-up Tips: A New Mini-Series

Every time people discover I do my own make-up, I get the same look of disbelief – "is that even possible?" I hear them thinking.

It really is.

"Like, foundation, blush, eyeliner, lip pencils, concealer, lip gloss, eyebrow pencils, mascara, mineral make-up, kohl liners and pressed eye shadow?" They then ask (but not always in that order).


It's fun, works just as well (if not better) than store-bought, and it's not even that difficult. Honest engine.

I started doing my own make-up a fair while ago. Through my many trials and (gazillions of) errors, I've learned a few things about DIY make-up. I've decided to share some of my best make-up making tips with you. These are going to be things I really wish someone had blogged about when I was starting out (read: back when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the 'it' color was pink).

My Mission is a Simple One

- to inspire you to try making your own make-up too

My Ulterior Motive

- to meet more make-up makers and share experiences

Whether you're a complete newbie, semi-practiced, or an old hand at making your own make-up, I hope you will find this upcoming mini-series of tips inspiring and useful.

And for it to be really useful, I will need something from you – your questions – all of them! Drop a comment below and I'll do my best to answer. 

(Come to think of it – isn't pink STILL the 'it' color?)


Ben and Melanie said…
I would Love to order some of your products... But cant quite figure out how and prices U.S. dollar! We also have a little guy with Down Syndrome that has many skin issues and eczema. Lavender helps A Lot but I feel as though there is still something I am missing.
Lise M Andersen said…
Hey there Ben and Melanie,

You can either go through the contact page at my website, or write me an email ( Look forward to hearing from you :)
alicyn said…
as someone who has never made makeup and doesn't wear much anyway, these are my two questions:

1) what's the easiest/cheapest place to start?

2) how do you give makeup extra skin-protecting or -enhancing oomph?

i mainly use lip balms, black mascara and eyeliners, and occasionally lipsticks for lips/blush.
Starfire said…
Sorry to say I have never heard of an "honest engine" lol! Honest Injun is the colloquialism.
Love your blog and tips.
Thank you for all the inspiration.
Lise M Andersen said…
Thanks Starfire! You are the first to notice my 'take' on this expression. For that, you get a gold star :)
Lise M Andersen said…
Alicyn- Thanks for your most excellent questions! I will include in an upcoming post :)