DIY makeup remover pads are easier than you think

Oct 30, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. ET

Making your own makeup remover pads is easier thank you might think. In fact, you probably already have all the ingredients you need around your house. The best part? They cost only pennies to make.

Materials: 

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon baby shampoo or gentle shampoo
  • 1 small jar with lid
  • Round cotton pads

Tools:

  • Small mixing bowl
  • Spoon

Directions:

Step 1: 

Step 1: Place your cotton pads in your jar

Place your cotton pads in your jar. Fill it up to the top, but don't overstuff it.

Step 2:

Step 2: Pour your 3 ingredients

Pour your 3 ingredients (water, baby shampoo and extra virgin olive oil) into a mixing bowl.

Step 3: 

Step 3: Mix your newly made makeup remover

Mix your newly made makeup remover solution with a spoon.

Step 4:

Step 4: pour your makeup remover solution into your jar

Slowly pour your makeup remover solution into your jar. Pour only enough solution so the pads absorb all the liquid. If you have some extra solution left over, you can store it for next time.

Step 5: 

Step 5: Time to test it out!

Time to test it out! I've used my favorite waterproof eyeliner on my hand here, and with a few swipes from my new DIY makeup remover pads, it comes right off!

Travel tip:

If you're on the go, you can travel with these DIY makeup remover pads by simply placing them in a zip top bag.

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