The Makeup Dummy - a blog full of DIY tutorials and natural beauty recipes


I’m the Makeup Dummy.

I try and test DIY Beauty products and write about it here.

I’ve always been a crafter at heart. Rainy days where never dull for me.

My DIY beauty obsession started when I was diagnosed with contact eczema.

I asked (ok, begged) my dermatologist for an allergy test, but she said that it was impossible to test every single ingredient in all of my skin care products. And there were a lot of them.

I decided to go back to basics. Not only did my eczema clear up, my skin had never looked better in my life.

Here you’ll find an overview of all the projects I have ventured on so far.

Feel free to take a look around and start your therapy today!


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Lil’ disclaimer:

I’m not a cosmetologist, physician or other health care professional. I have tried and tested every single one of these recipes and DIYs on myself. However, everyone reacts differently to certain products. Therefore, I cannot be held responsible for any bad reactions, mishaps or fashion faux pas.


Joanna 21 October 2015 at 18:53

HI page owner of “the Makeup Dummy “,

I am wondering how you cure your eczema?/
I was diagnosed eczema when i was 5, today i’m 22.
It doesn’t go better, particularly my hands go worse and so dry, it looks like 50 years old lady hands (sorry for saying that..), but i really want to know how you cure that and how you maintain not recur.

I have been reading you blog, that’s great ideas and awesome, so keep being awesome! And thanks for the great content.


The Makeup Dummy 21 October 2015 at 19:06

Hi Joanna, that’s so so sweet thanks! YOU are awesome! With my eczema I’ve found that moisturizing is key. Also try to find out what is causing your issues. For me it’s an ingredient (I’m not sure which one) that’s in a lot of store bought skin care and makeup products. For your hands I would recommend wearing gloves as soon as you go out (especially now that it’s fall) and putting on hand lotion all day long. Also avoid washing your hands and doing dishes when you can 😉 Let me know if you see any improvements! I hope it gets better soon!

Miriam 23 May 2016 at 18:13

Your content is purely wonderful, thank you! I was wondering where you purchase all your ingredients? I stay well stocked with the likes of olive and coconut oil, but when it comes to “vitamin e oil” and all the “essential oils” like rose geranium and the likes I am at a loss

The Makeup Dummy 31 May 2016 at 18:05

That’s so sweet, thank you Miriam! I buy most of my ingredients at local health stores. You’d be surprised what you can find at drugstores as well. They often have things like Shea butter and aloe vera gel, but hidden on lower shelfs. Another great source is online, like mountainroseherbs.com. If you live in the UK or Europe, Holland and Barrett has a lot of these ingredients as well. Hope you find what you need soon so we can DIY together! 🙂

Ky 29 August 2016 at 13:10

I am a huge fan of your blog and all of your DIY’s!

I was wondering if you could do a copycat recipie of Lush’s hot oil hair treatments?
I love them so much but they are so expensive!

Kind regards

Lisa 5 September 2016 at 18:09

Can you duplicate lush cosmetics Shangri La?


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