DIY Beauty Pack: Blush, Bronzer, Lipstick and Eyeshadow

Making your own beauty products sounds incredibly daunting, doesn’t it? As it turns out, however, like most natural substitutions, they are easier to make than you might think!

As most conventional beauty products are full of chemicals (yes, even the “natural” ones), it just makes sense to make your own!

These DIY beauty products also make excellent gifts.

Why use natural beauty products?

Traditional makeup products (and even many “natural” beauty brands) use harsh chemicals and unhealthy ingredients in their blends. Conventional companies have to use chemicals and preservatives to keep their makeup fresh and to reduce manufacturing costs and increase profits. However, these benefits are detrimental to the end user.

Conventional makeup may lead to serious problems, such as chemicals absorbed by the bloodstream, breakouts, uneven skin tone and overactive oil glands. According to natural makeup advocacy group Safe Cosmetics, conventional makeup products often contain mercury, lead and bacteria in addition to chemicals.

If you find your eyes stinging after applying makeup, for example, it is likely due to a reaction to one of the many chemicals and unhealthy ingredients found in traditional makeup.

4 DIY Makeup Products
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Recipe by:The Alternative Daily
  • cocoa powder
  • arrowroot powder
  • Beetroot powder
  • beeswax
  • coconut oil
  • shea butter
  • turmeric
  • Airtight mini-pot containers
Servings: mini-pot container
DIY blush
  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of arrowroot powder, 1 teaspoon of beetroot power and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Use a brush to test the color on your skin, and add more white, brown or pink powder to create the desired shade. Store in a mini-pot container or an old powder container.
DIY bronzer
  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of arrowroot powder with 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder. Add additional cocoa powder until you reach your desired shade. You can always add more arrowroot powder if you go too dark. Store the mixture in an old powder makeup container or a mini-pot container.
DIY lipstick
  1. Melt 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, 2 teaspoons of shea butter and 2 teaspoons of beeswax in a pot on low heat. When the mixture is completely melted, add the color of your choice. Start by adding beetroot powder and add a little cocoa powder if you want the lip shade a little darker. The more pigment, the brighter the shade. Pour the mixture into a mini-pot and allow it to harden before putting the lid on top. Apply the lipstick with a tiny brush or your fingers.
DIY eyeshadow
  1. Mix ½ teaspoon of arrowroot powder with ¼ to ½ teaspoon of your chosen color. Beetroot will create pink colors, cocoa powder will create brown colors and turmeric will create gold colors. Try mixing and matching colors to create your desired shade.

Studio portrait of a gorgeous young womanYou can also purchase additional color pigments made from foods like algae or red cabbage (which makes blue!). Place the eyeshadow powder in a mini-pot container when you have the desired color.

With these simple recipes, you can exchange chemical-filled makeup with DIY makeup that is not only better for you, but costs less, too! You will feel much better knowing that what you place on your skin is completely safe and chemical-free. Even teens can safely use these DIY beauty products on their faces without worry or fear of breakouts.

—The Alternative Daily 


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