So it isn’t so much, how to make your own – as why?
“Christi are you crazy? I can just go to the store and buy make up!”
Obviously, I know this. But did you also know that your skin is your largest organ? I bet you did know that – but probably forgot. If you think about it, why should you care so much what you are putting into your body, while completely ignoring what you put on your body? What soaks into your skin can also cause you cancer/other diseases, and shouldn’t be ignored. A great website that details out different make up products and their ingredients/potential dangers is http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/brand/MAC/
The link above was my search on MAC make up – because that’s one of the higher end brands, but you can literally type in any make up brand you have and see what it’s score is. After just a little bit of research into this, you’ll see why an all natural make up is the way to go.
You have two options for this – One) A compact form of powder Two) A loose-form of powder.
– Cocoa Powder
– Arrow Root Powder (or corn starch)
-Ceylon Cinnamon Powder (optional)
– An Essential Oil (optional)
Begin with arrow root/corn starch as your base, and then slowly mix in the cocoa powder and cinnamon until you reach your skin tone. To make this a more compact powder, add in a drop or two of an essential oil, and press it down to compact.
I simply use an old powder make up container to store mine and use it more as a loose powder.
This honestly makes your face smell amazing, and covers so well! I got this idea from a blog called wellness mama and you can find this and other great ideas she has here: http://wellnessmama.com/
I also have used an old eye shadow container, and filled it with cocoa powder and compacted it down with some tea tree oil, and voila – I have a new dark eye shadow for eyebrows, eye liner, and smokey eyes.
Has anyone ever made another type of make up? A DIY lipstick/lipgloss maybe?? I’m going to start experimenting with more types so let me know!