I’m now two days into my 60 day ban, and have done a full review of my entire ‘vanity’ collection and am positive about lasting the distance.

There was one thing that was concerning, and that’s my near empty waterproof makeup remover. It was not going to last and I was in a bit of a panic.

A search online quickly reassured me there’s easy and very inexpensive DIY alternatives, the key ingredient being oil. Olive oil, baby oil, almond oil… Take your pick.

Lucky for me I had just the product for it. Enter Sukin Organic Rosehip Oil. I hadn’t seen a DIY formula using this type of oil, so this is my own spin on it.


Now this little gem, is one of my all time best beauty secrets. My top organic rosehip oil choices are:

  • Trillogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil – my favourite formula & aroma
  • Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil – my best cheaper alternative

I love the smell of rosehip oil. I find it so relaxing and natural smelling. And it gives you amazing skin to boost. A drop or two is all you need on your skin when you need an overnight pick me up. Oil might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I swear by it. Just remember the golden rule, less is more!

DIY Waterproof Makeup Remover

You will need:

Distiller water
Organic rosehip Oil
Cotton pads

Step 1: wet cotton pad with water
Step 2: add 3 or 4 drops of Rosehip oil

L: waterproof mascara, M: gel eyeliner, R: glitter eyeliner

Step 3: place cotton pad over makeup and hold in place allowing solution to soak
Step 4: gently wipe makeup. Repeat step 3 and 4 as needed until all gone.

Favourite bonus: Adds hydration, softens delicate eye area AND its organic!

Works wonders on cleaning dried gel liner off my makeup brush…

I first tested this formula on my waterproof mascara on my lashes, and the result was great. I’m really glad I decided to do this challenge, I’ve spent ridiculous amounts of money on makeup remover over the years and you know what? I think I’ve found a permanent DIY solution. Rosehip oil is not as cheap as olive oil, so I will be trying that next for a more long-term solution!

Other DIY Recipes

You will need:

  • Dispenser bottle – consider sterilizing the bottle using baby sterilizer or the steam method. Remember this is for your delicate eyes, so we don’t want germs!
  • Distiller water
  • Baby no-tears shampoo or soap/Natural soap – you could use anything with a soapy consistency that doesn’t sting your eyes.
  • Olive oil/almond oil/baby oil – any of these oils will work. I wont use baby oil, as I find it stings my eyes.

Combine contents in bottle, with mostly water and a dash of soap and/or oil and shake before use.


Want to take the Beautiful Kayekie 60 Day challenge with me? Read about it here!

4 Comments on DIY Organic Rosehip Oil Waterproof Makeup Remover – 60 Day Ban: Day 2

  1. torijohnson5
    June 12, 2012 at 11:46 pm (6 years ago)

    Love this blog post! Do you mind if I “borrow’ the idea for my blog? I’ll link back to you of course 🙂 P.S. I’m hosting my first giveaway of a fabulous pair of earrings if you’d like to participate. http://bit.ly/MHu9Or

    • Beautiful Kayekie
      June 12, 2012 at 11:48 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Tori! I don’t mind at all! I’m really glad you liked it. I was so excited when I realised I could use my rose hip oil. For all the times I ran out of makeup remover and thought I didn’t have anything I could use… no more 🙂

      I’d love to check out your giveaway also.

      • torijohnson5
        June 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm (6 years ago)

        Thank you! I’m on the lookout right now to see which oil I’m going to use. This could make some cool gifts!

      • Beautiful Kayekie
        June 12, 2012 at 11:53 pm (6 years ago)

        Oh it really would! At first I was afraid at the thought of using olive oil on my eyes but I think it would work well. Good luck with your oil search! 😀

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