Weekend Beauty 101: DIY Makeup Remover Wipes

We’re girls… we wear makeup. Trust me, it’s probably for the best. I’m not saying dramatic black eyeliner and fire engine red lipstick should be worn on the daily but a little cover-up here and there never hurt anyone. Unless, of course, you have a habit of passing out before washing your face — in that case, there might be an issue.

Hey, it happens. Whether you’re drunk or borderline zombie-tired, removing your makeup before you hit the sack is muy importante.

That’s why keeping makeup remover wipes on deck is a fantastic idea for the laziest of nights. Unfortunately, store-bought cleansing wipes can get pricey. Not to mention, you run the risk of exposing your skin to harsh toxins and chemicals lurking inside the package. I mean, who knows what half of those words mean on the ingredient list anyway?

Some of the most common brands are known to leave the skin feeling dry which in turn causes you to overuse the product and eventually buy more and more of it! Sneaky, sneaky cosmetic companies. We’re on to you.

Luckily, there are other options. Fresh, natural and homemade options. In addition to costing significantly less, this version is made up of materials and ingredients that you probably already have!

What you need: 

  • 1 roll of select-a-size paper towels
  • 2 cups purified water,
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 squirt of all-natural cleansing face wash
  • 1 container with airtight lid
  • sharp knife


  1. Gather your materials.
  2. Cut paper towel roll in half (or the appropriate size to fit in your container).
  3. Pour coconut oil into the water. Stir.
  4. Add cleansing face wash to water mixture. Stir.
  5. Pour water into container.
  6. Place paper towel rolls (cut side down) into container. Allow to overflow.
  7. Seal lid. Place upside down for 5 minutes.
  8. Drain excess solution.
  9. Remove cardboard center.
  10. Seal lid. Slice a 2 inch cut in center of lid.
  11. Pull out your first wipe!
  12. Cleanse 🙂

These wipes definitely do the trick! They smell fresh and keep your skin feeling hydrated. This is because coconut oil actually hydrates your face in the process! Place a piece of tape or cellophane wrap over the cut in the center of the lid to lock in moisture and decrease chance of molding. It’s smart to not make enormous batches of these wipes since they don’t keep as long as store-bought products do.  

Be careful, there’s a chance that your theme song for the rest of the night might be a little ditty by Outkast… consider yourself warned!

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2 Responses to Weekend Beauty 101: DIY Makeup Remover Wipes

  1. habiba says:

    Great tips! thanks for it!

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