DIY Makeup Setting Spray

Hey guys, sorry I haven’t posted in like forever but today I have an awesome diy for you guys. I haven’t really known about setting my makeup with a spray until I watched YouTube videos and I set out to buy one. I looked and looked and found many great setting sprays: Mac Prep + Prime Fix + , Urban Decay ALL NIGHTER Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. They were so expensive! So I looked through Pinterest and found out that I can make my own. So that is exactly what I did. I modified the recipe to suit me and it turned out really amazing and not too sticky. Here it is!


  • Filtered Water
  • Glycerin
  • Witch Hazel
  • Flavouring not oil based (optional)

I found recipes that just used water and glycerin but I found that quite sticky and it didn’t work as well as adding witch hazel which made it smoother.


  1. Clean out a spray bottle and depending on how big it is fill it up to roughly a tenth of the bottle.

2. Next pour in an tenth of Witch Hazel then fill the rest of the bottle with filtered water.

3. If you want some scent in yours add a few drops of flavour. I used Strawberry. Then make sure the lid is closed tightly and slowly turn the bottle upside down until the glycerin drips down. Shake it up then voìla! You have your very own makeup setting spray for a fraction of the price!

To use it:

When you finish applying your makeup use 5-7 sprays from an arm length’s away and let it set in and then your makeup should last all day!

Thanks for reading everyone and I hope this helped you!


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DIY Tinted Cheek Gel

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 12.07.23 PM Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 12.05.58 PM             So a while ago I started to want a cheek tint. I was considering a Benefit Benetint but it was a bit on the expensive scale. I thought why not make my own, but then I had the idea of a cheek gel instead of a liquid one. This was 100% my idea and I am really proud of it. I hope you try it out and make it. Here it is.


1/3 cup of aloe vera gel

2 tablespoons of light moisturizer, I recommend Clean and Clear Essentials or a Nivea cream because they are light.

Red food colouring or any other colour you want your tint to be

Shimmer/Glitter (optional)

Other Things You Will Need: 


Container to keep your cheek gel




  1. Put  the Aloe Vera Gel in the bowl with the light moisturizer and combine it gently. If you have chosen a light moisturizer that isn’t rich it should mix together perfectly. If not then it will have split and you won’t have a good consistency.

2. With the dropper add about 10 drops of food coloring to the mixture. If you want a more pigmented gel then add more. If you want a lightly colored one then that should be enough.

3. If you desire shimmer add a pinch of ultra fine glitter and test it on your hand to see if there is enough. If it is too glittery add more of everything else.

I hope you guys like the recipe for my cheek gel and love it as much as I do! I experimented with a few different mixtures of food dye colours. The first is just red, the second is pink, red, and a tiny drop of blue. The third is pink and a tiny bit of yellow. Pictured at the top is an airtight container which you press on the top to get the product to come out. It is a really cool way to keep your gel, but a normal jar would be perfectly fine. I don’t have a picture with the product in the jar because I can only have two pictures but just imagine it in there.

~Maybelinerose xxxx