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Coconut Oil Makeup Remover Stick 

​I really love matte liquid lipsticks, they stay put through eating and drinking and some are even transfer proof (aka kiss proof) when dry. They’re super flattering and most brands have jumped on board with their own liquid lipstick formula, including drugstore (which you know I love, I’m all about saving money when possible!)

The only downfall is when you’re ready to take it off at the end of the day…let’s say it’s much easier to apply than remove! Liquid lipsticks can be a serious pain to remove, as can the rest of your long wearing makeup.

So, since I’ve realized this I’ve been looking for a simple solution to this problem. I often take my makeup off using coconut oil, but that can be really messy when the oil melts from your body heat. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made a mess of coconut oil because of it melting in my hands while trying to apply it to my face quickly to avoid such a mess. I knew there had to be a better way and I thought of one. I might not be the first to discover this, but I did come up with a great idea nevertheless.

One sleepless night I was thinking about this and had a good idea for a DIY fix to the liquid lipstick problem and a second variation for the rest of your face makeup. It’s very simple and easy to do, and will save you from making a mess if you too enjoy using organic coconut oil to remove your makeup.

DIY Lipstick Remover Stick

What you’ll need:

-Coconut oil (organic virgin cold pressed is best)
-Microwavable bowl or measuring cup
-Empty lip balm or lipstick tube

What to do:

1. First, make sure to clean out a lip balm or lipstick tube with a twist up bottom. I used a random old lipstick tube from a dollar store. The lipstick was well past it’s throw out date so there was no loss.
2. Fill the empty tube with water to see if it’s going to leak. This is very important as it will change the way you continue to do this project. You can continue to use an empty tube that leaks, but it will take a bit more work. Or, you can try to find a different tube that doesn’t leak. If you have a leak proof tube, continue on with these steps. If not, scroll down to the end of this post for an alternative way to do this project with a leaky tube.

3. Microwave the coconut oil just until it becomes runny enough to pour, don’t let it get hot.

Melted Coconut Oil Ready To Pour!

5. Pour your coconut oil into your lip balm tube and put the cap back on.

Cap it & Refrigerate!

6. Put in the fridge in an upright position to solidify the coconut oil again. Depending on the temperature of your home you may need to keep it in the fridge in order to keep it in a solid state.

The Finished Product Ready To Use!

That’s it! Go grab your new natural and organic liquid lipstick remover when you’re ready to take off your lipstick. Run it across your lips until your body heat melts the coconut oil and applies onto your lips.
Apply liberally and let it sit on your lips for at least 5-10 minutes. The oil will break down the product and make it a total breeze to wipe off, no more vigorous and painful scrubbing with makeup remover!

DIY Facial Makeup Remover Stick

What you’ll need:

-Coconut oil (organic virgin cold pressed)
-Microwavable bowl or measuring cup 
-Empty foundation stick/highlighter stick

What to do:

First do the leak test with water! I unfortunately found this out the hard way. I used the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick tube and it turns out that it’s NOT leak proof! So much wasted coconut oil! 🙁

If you have a leak proof tube, you’ll just repeat the same steps from the DIY liquid lipstick remover stick listed above, the only difference being that you’ll be using the foundation or highlighter stick tube instead of the lip balm or lipstick tube. 

Alternative Method: What To Do If Your Tube Leaks

Coconut Oil Mashed Up
A Small Spoon Is Best For This Alternative Method

You have 2 options in this case. One is that you can line the inside of your tube with some plastic wrap to create a barrier so the liquid oil doesn’t leak out when it’s poured in. Or, you can skip the microwave step and mash up your coconut oil in a bowl so it’s not liquid, but easy to manipulate, like a mashed potato consistency. Then you can scoop your coconut oil into the tube a little bit at a time, pressing it down each time you add more to eliminate bubbles until you’ve filled it. Then, refrigerate until it’s in a solid state again. This is what I had to do with my Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick, and it’s still setting in my fridge. (I’ll add photos of the finished product tomorrow!)
You might need to keep this DIY product in the fridge as well to ensure it stays solid. Especially if you chose not to line the tube with plastic wrap, if the product melts that would create a huge mess and render this project useless since our goal is to NOT make a mess of melted coconut oil when removing our makeup!
When you’re ready to remove all your face makeup you can grab this handy and organic DIY makeup remover and simply swipe it all over your face, wiping off any makeup that is on the coconut oil stick so you’re not just pushing makeup around your face. Leave this on for 5 minutes or until your makeup begins to wipe off easily.

This DIY hack is not only convenient for makeup removal, it also moisturizes and nourishes your skin in the process, at least for me it has.

Disclaimer: It’s a bit controversial to use coconut oil on your face as it is considered a comedogenic oil by some with a rating of 4 or 5 on the scale of comedogenic oils. 0 being the least likely to clog pores and 5 being most likely to clog pores. It’s important to note that virgin organic cold pressed coconut oil is less likely to cause breakouts than plain old coconut oil and it also has much better benefits to the skin. I personally have not experienced breakouts from using organic virgin cold pressed coconut oil on my face. I can’t speak for regular coconut oil as I’ve never bothered to buy it…I’d rather splurge on the good stuff!
I hope you enjoy this DIY hack and that it works out well for you!

What’s your preferred method of makeup removal? Are you thinking of giving this DIY a try? Let me know in the comments!

-CandeeGlam 💋


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