7 DIY beauty buys for easy at-home grooming
Just do it yourself doll
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / November 29 2023
We’re at a pivotal time in history where beauty has had to become increasingly more DIY-friendly than ever before; heck, we’re our own brow techs, nail artists, facialists and everything in between at this point.
Lucky for us, we don’t have to slog it for months or even years to actually become accredited in any of these skills though, because there are a slew of beauty products to help us achieve pro-level results from the comfort of our own homes.
Here are seven DIY beauty buys that’ll make at-home grooming a cinch.
The DIY Blow Dry: Silver Bullet Limitless Volumizing Hot Brush
Look, we’ll be the first to admit that nothing will ever replace the feeling of freshly blow-dried hair, but with this smoothing and volumising hot brush in tow you’ll at least be able to imitate the art that your hairdresser makes. Enhance shine with smoother styles or create voluminous curls and waves with this frizz-reducing pick.
$169.95 at Oz Hair & Beauty
DIY Manicure: Coscelia Quick Building UV Poly Builder Nail Gel Polish Extension Acrylic Kit
Achieving the perfect manicure is all about patience and practice, but having a literal hoard of nail tech tools to help you out certainly doesn’t hurt your chances for achieving salon-level results either. This set is equipped with everything you need to create a full set of gel and acrylic nails, including a UV light and several pinky-nude nail shades.
$32.99 at eBay
DIY Hair Colour: evo fabuloso colour boosting treatment
There’s nothing more soul-wrenching than realising you’re in need of a colour top-up but there’s no way you’re going to be able to reunite with your colourist for a quick gloss. These coloured conditioners from evo make great additions to your usual hair washing routine, depositing and reinvigorating colour as needed and nourishing strands too.
DIY Facial: Foreo UFO 2
Your facialist may be out of reach but we think you’ll find this pick fits easily in your hand and does almost just as good of a job as your aesthetician. Sync your UFO to the FOREO app to optimise and customise your facial routine, then simply clip in any of the compatible UFO 2 masks to enjoy the skin care benefits of the mask formula, T-Sonic pulsations, cryo-technology and thermo-technology.
$395 at Adore Beauty
DIY Chemical Peel: Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel
AHA extracts, lactic acid and fermented plant enzymes are to thank for the baby soft, uber-fresh skin you’re going to have after you introduce his peel to your skin care routine. Skin will appear firmer, while fine lines and wrinkles will be minimised in appearance and surface debris and dead skin cells are sloughed away.
$116.10 at Adore Beauty
Marzena Sensitive Body Wax Strips
We’d do anything to save the embarrassment of quietly whimpering while a nice lady yanks the last of our leg hairs out. So, luckily we can turn to the TV (to hide the sniffles) as we rip away at our body hair ourselves. This sensitive Marzena formula means less skin-sticking and more hair-pulling (a win we assure you). You’ll be on your way to hairless cat territory in no time!
$9.99 at Priceline
DIY Brow Lamination: Brow Code Lustre Advanced Lamination
Want brows that speak for themselves? Then you can’t go past a brow lamination. The fluffy, natural look is now achievable at home with easy-to-use kits like this 5-step system. It utilises keratin to transform your eyebrows into the kinds of furry caterpillars that could rival even Cara Delevingne’s impressive arches.
$239 at Mecca
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.