Keep in mind that this is not a substitute for your regular concealer and I don’t recommend you use your DIY crayon concealer on your skin for an extended amount of time. I find that the concealer loses effectiveness and may begin to peel after 8 hours.
This tutorial requires the use of candles which poses a fire hazard. Adult supervision is advised.
We don’t normally think of crayons as a makeup product but they can be used as a DIY concealer. Crayons are made of paraffin wax and color pigments which makes them a good choice for filling in fine lines and wrinkles. The flexibility of the wax helps to create a smooth surface for other makeup such as foundations and setting powders.
This tutorial will work for you even if you are not good at color matching. The idea is to find a shade of crayon that is close to or slightly lighter than your skin tone. The consistency of the concealer should be thick enough to cover your trouble spots and you will need to blend your regular foundation on top.
Here’s How to Make Concealer with Crayons:
What You Need:
- Small ceramic or glass bowl
- A Candle w/ candle holder
- A crayon that is a close match your skin tone. To do this, try matching different crayons to the underside of your wrist under natural light. If you can’t find a crayon that matches your tone, try to find one that is a shade lighter.
- Setting powder
- Cotton Swabs (Q-Tips)
- Facial moisturizer
- Small glass makeup container (for storage)
What you Need To Do:
- Scrape around 1 tsp of setting powder into the ceramic or glass bowl.
- Add 1 tsp of facial moisturizer. Mix the setting powder and moisturizer together to form a thick consistency.
- Break a few small, pea-sized chunks of crayon into the mixing bowl.
- Light the candle and hold the bowl over the flame until the crayon shucks melt completely. Use a cotton swab to mix the melted contents together. Don’t touch the contents with your fingers because the contents are really hot!
- Once everything is thoroughly mixed, pour the contents into a small glass makeup container.
- Place the glass container in a safe place and let it sit until contents have cooled down.
How to Use:
Use a makeup sponge to apply your DIY concealer to your spots and cover with foundation and setting powder if you wish.