Creating your own makeup can personalize and customize your image. There are many benefits to using handmade makeup. Whether you’re on a budget, have sensitive skin or want to use makeup specifically designed for you, crafting your own cosmetics does not have to be difficult.
Blush is used to highlight cheekbones and to give life to the face. To create a natural blush makeup, start with a few basic ingredients: arrowroot and 1 tsp of cocoa powder and cinnamon. For an additional pink hue, try adding dried hibiscus flowers. Once the arrowroot, cocoa powder and cinnamon are gently mixed together, you can store them in a shallow container or jar. The dried hibiscus flowers can be stored in a separate jar as to preserve its color.
The significance of the ingredients is important. Arrowroot powder is gluten-free and frequently an alternative to flour. This is especially helpful for those who are prone to allergic reactions from facial makeup. Arrowroot is also a natural thickener substance that works well when blended with other ingredients.
Cocoa powder and cinnamon can create aesthetic texture to the cheeks by adding a slightly darker hue. This provides a light shadowing so that it does not overwhelm the face with intensity. The consistency of cocoa powder is often lighter than cinnamon and the two mix well together.
Using dried hibiscus flowers will create the pink hue used slightly above the cinnamon and cocoa powder. By blending the bottom of the hibiscus flowers with the cocoa powder, the transition of light to dark can highlight the contours of the face.
When using any type of eye cosmetic, there may be a risk of irritation. To create a natural eye makeup, first combine these ingredients: cocoa powder, spirulina and tiny dab of coconut oil. By using both the cocoa powder and spirulina, the texture is not overwhelmed by the more dense use of coconut oil. Using a designated eye makeup brush, gently rub the mixture against both eyelids for a brown and green shadow effect.
Spirulina powder is made up of chlorophyll which can help skin retain moisture. By hydrating the skin, this powder can create a more youthful appearance. Spirulina powder is a natural dark green shade that works well with brown hues. It is subtle, but noticeable and only a small amount is needed.
Coconut oil lasts a long time and can be stored at room temperature. It is an excellent texture for powder makeup as it holds the powder together without overpowering it. This oil is a natural face moisturizer that has been known to soften the skin.
Lip gloss is great if you want to draw attention to your mouth without a lot of intensity. Unlike lipstick, it is usually less bold, but more shiny. To start, use these ingredients: beeswax, castor oil and natural food coloring. The only tools necessary include a microwave, small container or jar and a stirring spoon.
Melt one tablespoon of beeswax in a microwavable container for approximately one minute. Once the wax is hot, stir in one tablespoon of castor oil. While it’s still warm, add natural food coloring for whatever tint you’d like.
Beeswax is especially good when used in lip makeup because of its hydrating properties. Many lipsticks can dry out the lips and cause them to crack or feel rubbery. Using beeswax prevents a hard, plastic-like shell that can come with wearing lipstick that isn’t hydrating. By softening the beeswax in the microwave, it is effectively used as a way to mix in the other ingredients so that it can take proper form.
Castor oil is what is known as a “carrier oil”. These oils are primarily used to dilute other oils that are used for a topical treatment or makeup. Castor oil can effectively carry the essential ingredients onto the lips. Since this is a vegetable oil that is pressed from beans, castor oil is organic and an obvious choice for natural makeup.
Makeup can be created from many household ingredients that are often used for cooking. Because these ingredients are ingested, many of them are a safe and organic alternative for cosmetic wear. By using naturally created makeup, you can avoid unnecessary chemicals and toxins by knowing exactly what you’re putting on your face. Using homemade makeup is an organic and affordable way to create the perfect look.