Monday, May 16, 2016

Create your own makeup

There are plenty of make-up brands and products out there to choose from, but it can be fun to mix it up a bit and create your own make-up at home. Here are some simple ideas to try, using easily available ingredients.


D.I.Y. Bronzer
·      1 tbsp ground cinnamon
·      1 tbsp cocoa powder
·      1 tsp ground nutmeg
·      2 tsp arrowroot powder
·      10-15 drops lavender essential oil (leave out if you prefer loose powder)

      Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl until they’re evenly blended.  These ingredients can be adjusted depending on the desired tone. When the powders are thoroughly blended, add the oil. Pour ingredients into an empty compact or small lidded container to store.


D.I.Y. Eye shadow Primer
·      ½ tsp coconut oil
·      1 tsp arrowroot powder
·      1 ½ tsp regular liquid foundation

Simply mix these together in a small container and apply before your eye shadow for long-lasting color.


D.I.Y. Lipstick
·      3-5 tsp candelilla wax
·      1 tsp shea butter
·      1 tsp jojoba oil
·      1-3 tsp beet root powder
·      2-3 drops peppermint oil

Place your wax, shea butter and oil in a glass container and microwave until completely melted. While still in liquid form, add your powder and peppermint oil, mix until thoroughly combined, and place in  a small lidded container. Leave it in the fridge to cool and solidify.

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