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5 Zero Waste Experts Share Tips On How To Make Your Own Makeup

By Kristin Hunt

It's tough to stay plastic-free when you're shopping for cosmetics. Because makeup is brimming with liquids and powders, it tends to rely on lots of plastic packaging to keep everything together. This leads to lots of waste every time we replace an old tube of mascara.

But what if you controlled the ingredients and packaging? Thanks to the internet, it's easier than ever to make your own lipstick, foundation, and other everyday cosmetics. With the right recipes and YouTube tutorials, anyone can become a zero waste beauty expert.

Still, it can be a little overwhelming when you're just diving into the world of DIY beauty. That's why we asked five bloggers to share their best advice to beginners. Their insight should help you select the right ingredients and hone your technique — even if it takes a few tries to get that blush just right.