Homemade make up can save you a TON of money, it’s more healthy for you, and it can be fun to make your own. I found the items I needed in my pantry or vitamin store.
Anything that you use on your skin should be tested first; especially anything you use on your face. As you know, the face on your skin can be a lot more sensitive than other parts of your body. Test the ingredients on the inside of your wrist to see if you react, then try a small spot on your face. I grew up in an area where Mica was everywhere! I used to collect varying colors of it….and as a kid, couldn’t figure out why I would break out in an itchy rash….so you never know.
Homemade Eye Shadow
This is probably the easiest thing to duplicate. So easy that I wonder why I never thought of it! Mix shades that you like and store them in 1 oz containers. Use a small brush instead of your fingers so that you do not spread bacteria. I do not use iron oxide or other man-made products – sort of defeats the purpose.
- Browns – Use cocoa powder, combine it with arrowroot powder (or cornstarch) to make it lighter.
- Greens – Green clay or Spirulina combined with arrowroot powder for different shades. You can get capsules for as low as $6, just make sure they come in capsules that you can cut open.
- Black/Grey – Activated Charcoal mixed with arrowroot powder.
- Orange – Combine saffron and beetroot juice for a paste
- You can use various natural clays for different colors as well.
- Try micas for glitter and sparkle. Make sure you are not allergic.
- Browns – Cocoa powder, arrowroot powder combinations
- Reds – Grind dry beet roots
- Oranges/orange-red – saffron, combine saffron and beet roots
These mixtures can also be combined in small amounts and put into a 1 oz container. Use a small lightly damp brush or your finger to line the eye.
- Brown – cocoa powder and coconut oil. Add a small amount of cocoa powder to the coconut oil until it is the color you want.
- Black – activated charcoal powder and coconut oil. Add a small amount of charcoal powder to the coconut oil until it is the color you want.
- You can also use 3 tsp. cocoa butter, 3 tsp. coconut oil, 1/2 tsp. charcoal or cocoa.
I have not yet used this recipe on a very hot day.
- 1/2 tsp.vitamin e oil
- 1/2 tsp. aloe vera gel
- 1/2 tsp or less of activated charcoal powder
See: Homemade Lipstick
I hope you enjoy!!