• how to make eyeliner
    Beginner,  Make-up,  Tutorials and recipes

    Go glitz or go home with Heavy Hitter Glitter

    This homemade glitter eyeliner packs a punch! Who doesn’t love glitter? From Pride to Carnival, from glitzy New Years’ soirées to glam rock, from make-up for your wee Halloween princess to the concert look that’s sure to turn heads… You can sparkle no matter what your age! That’s why we decided to add some glitz to our DIY make-up kit with Heavy Hitter Glitter, a homemade glitter gel eyeliner.  You’ll soon note that we played around A LOT with colours in making this glitter eyeliner. We provide formulas for no fewer than 13 different shades, of various colours and intensities! Our sincere apologies to anyone who’s a little superstitious, but…

  • how to make liquid foundation
    Advanced,  Face,  Make-up

    No Touch-Ups with this DIY liquid foundation—guaranteed!

    A homemade foundation as bright and natural as you! Greetings dear Coco Community! Today, we are very pleased to introduce you to our DIY liquid foundation, called No Touch-Ups! This homemade foundation gives you lovely bright skin and lasts all day, so you won’t have to escape for—you guessed it—touch-ups! Its medium coverage yields a natural look while evening your skin tone and softening imperfections. It’s a true winning combo! There are two essential parts to a liquid foundation: first, a light and fluid emulsion so that the product is light on your skin, glides on smoothly and evenly, and is kind to your face. Second, the powder blend yields…

  • making face cream
    Advanced,  Face,  Facial cream,  Tutorials and recipes

    Radian-C: The face cream recipe that will leave you looking radiant!

    Vitamin C: The secret ingredient for a healthy glow Did you know? Vitamin C is not just important in our diet, it’s also vital for our skin! A very useful antioxidant, vitamin C evens and brightens your complexion. That’s why we decided to use it to create Radian-C, our DIY face cream that turns dull skin positively… radiant! While vitamin C is the star ingredient in this face cream recipe, a host of other ingredients play crucial supporting roles. With its lovely orange hue, sea buckthorn oil brightens your complexion. So does rose geranium essential oil, which acts as a toner, too. To top it off, we’ve included revitalizing vitamin…

  • How to use emulsifiers
    Body cream,  Facial cream,  Tips and tricks,  Tutorials and recipes

    What are emulsifiers and how do you use them?

    Introduction Emulsifiers are very important ingredients in DIY care products. But it’s not always easy to understand what you use them for, how they work, and what result they’ll yield. That’s why we decided to devote a full article to them to let you in on all their secrets!  What is an emulsifier?  An emulsifier is a molecule in the surfactant family. Surfactants include a large number of molecules with detergent, foaming, or emulsifying properties—that last one is what we’re interested in here—and are important ingredients in cleansing products and creams. Surfactants are made up of two parts: A hydrophilic head (which is attracted to water).  A lipophilic tail (which…

  • 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…