DYI Mineral Powder/ Blush/ Eyeshadow & Liner

DIY Mineral Powder

Mix Dry Ingredients
  1. 8 tsp Micronized Titanium Dioxide.
  2. 3 tsp Sericite Mica.
  3. 4 tsp Zinc Oxide.
  4. 1 tsp Magnesium Stearate.
  5. 1/2 - 1 tsp Yellow Iron Oxide.
  6. 1/16 tsp Brown Iron Oxide.
  7. Pinch of Red Iron Oxide.

Homemade Makeup Setting Spray

Grab a little spray bottle. Put 1/2 teaspoon of vegetable glycerin in it. Add 1 teaspoon water. Add 1/2 cup rose water. Shake well and apply before you put makeup on. Keep this in your fridge! OR you can just mix 1 part glycerin to 3 parts water and use the same way. Easy peasy – and best of all – it will not clog your pores!

Basic Ingredients You’ll Need for DIY Natural Make-Up: 

  • Kaolin clay or arrowroot powder (Foundation Base)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Activated charcoal
  • Cinnamon (please make sure it’s Ceylon)
  • Dried hibiscus, alkanet root powder, and/or beet powder
  • Mica powder
  • Iron oxides (Red/black/yellow/brown for pigmentation)
  • White organic face lotion/moisturizer (For liquid foundation only)
  • Aloe vera gel (For eyeliner)
  • Shea butter (For eyeliner)
Grab a bowl, spoon, and sieve to mix each thing!

1. Powder Foundation

  • Mix your base powder with very tiny amounts of iron oxides at a time to get the perfect shade.  As you add the pigments, mix very, very well before adding more. Note that the color of this powder when dampened might be different, and you can test it on the back of your hand. Zinc oxide can also be mixed in for full spectrum sun protection! I personally use plain kaolin clay – no pigments – for a setting powder.

2. Bronzer

  • Mix a base powder with cocoa, cinnamon, iron oxides, and/or mica to get the color you like. If you want more of a contour color without the shimmer, leave the mica out.

3. Eye Shadow

  • Mix any ingredients above to get the colors you want. This is really one DIY makeup product that you have to play around with! I always feel like a mad makeup scientist – it’s so much fun! Right now I have kaolin clay mixed with brown iron oxides and activated charcoal for different shades of brown. You can add mica for some shimmer, too!

4. Blush

  • Mix your base with the dried and powdered hibiscus flower, alkanet root powder, and/or beet powder until you get a color you like. You can add cinnamon, cocoa powder, or iron oxides for more pigmentation too. Note that it will look darker mixed than it will be on your skin, so you’ll need to test it as you mix. Also, alkanet root powder will be darker than hibiscus. Also also (ha), you will need to add a few drops of water to get the hibiscus to make a blush with the base powder (no more than about 1/4 teaspoon) for a small batch of blush. Add mica for some shimmer!

5. Liquid Foundation

  • Make your powder foundation and then mix with an organic white cream/moisturizer.  You may need to make your base powder a tad darker, depending on the shade and which cream you use. This foundation will be light coverage. You can also add a small amount of zinc oxide for full spectrum sun protection.

6. Eyeliner

  • Mix 1 part activated charcoal, 1/2 part black iron oxide, and either 1/2 part aloe vera gel, or 1/3 part shea butter for black eyeliner. You can add a small amount of mica powder for a little shimmer. Mix very well and store in an air-tight container. You’ll have to use a brush to apply. Feel free to play around with the ratios to get the perfect consistency for your eyelids. You can add cocoa powder or brown iron oxide for brown eyeliner.

DIY Eyeshadow 

DIY Blush

DIY Face Powder 

A few years back, I realized that the makeup I used was full of toxic ingredients. Perhaps not at the level of toxicity that would kill me instantly, but the ingredients were harmful enough that I didn’t want to risk anything even if I wouldn’t notice for another twenty years.
I have long since switched to natural makeup. When I go looking for a new natural product, I like to make sure it’s as close to perfectly natural as possible. I mean isn’t that the point of making the switch in the first place; to avoid harmful ingredients?

I couldn’t afford to spend $30 just on one thing of face powder and even if I could, I would rather save that money to use elsewhere.

This led me to homemade natural face powder. I love making my own makeup. It’s so easy to make and costs me next to nothing. I know that the ingredients are all natural and not harmful because I’m the one making the product!

Homemade natural face powder is one of the easiest makeups to make! Just three ingredients and suddenly you’ve made your own face powder for practically pennies!

What are the three ingredients in this face powder?

Arrowroot Powder

This is the safer version of cornstarch. Not that cornstarch is horribly unsafe but it can pose allergy issues and is often made from GMO’s, thus I prefer to use arrowroot over cornstarch but the two are interchangeable. Arrowroot powder helps make your skin soft and silky and it is the base of this homemade natural face powder. 

Cocoa Powder

Not only does cocoa powder act as the main coloring ingredient in this DIY but it’s also beneficial for your skin! Cocoa powder contains antioxidants which helps heal and repair any skin damage. 


This spice does provide a tiny bit of coloring but the reason I love adding cinnamon to my face powder is because it’s helpful for acne. It’s also a natural skin plumper which I’ll admit didn’t strike me as an amazing trait but then I realized that means that it helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles! 

Homemade Natural Face Powder

Light Powder

2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Medium Powder

2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
1 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Dark Powder

2 Tbs. arrowroot powder
1 Tbs. cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Directions:Place ingredients into a bowl.
Mix well, use the back of a spoon to break up any cocoa powder clumps.
Start out with the shade closest to your skin tone but to get a perfect match you may need to add more cocoa powder or cinnamon.
Transfer to a clean jar or old compact container.

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