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DYI Mineral Powder/ Blush/ Eyeshadow & Liner
All Natural Homemade Eyeshadow
For the base:
Arrowroot Powder* Shea Butter
And a combination of any of the following:
Cocoa Powder Nutmeg Dried Beet Powder (make your own** or find it online) Turmeric Allspice
1. Start by placing 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. in a small bowl. The more arrowroot powder you use the lighter and more subtle the color of your homemade eyeshadow will be. You can always add more, so start with less.
2. Add your other spices/powders and mix thoroughly until you get the color you desire. (I have four color combinations to get you started below, but have fun and experiment.)
3. Once you have a well-mixed color, add in 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. of shea butter. Use the back of a small spoon to “cream” the butter in with the powder against the side of the bowl until you have a soft, creamy powder. (It really will still look mostly like a powder.) The shea butter will help keep this homemade eyeshadow on your lids and provide a nice moisturizing kick.
*Since I know I’ll be asked for a substitution for arrowroot: You could probably use cornstarch, but I would highly recommend arrowroot because it’s a finer and lighter powder and less irritating in my experience. Tapioca flour might be another alternative. But experiment at your own risk.
**For dried beet powder: I washed and peeled one giant beat and then cut it into small 1/4″ cubes. I then used my dehydrator for 8 – 12 hours until they were dried. After a quick spin in my handy little “mixer” (you could also use a spice grinderThank ) I had some lovely beet powder. Make sure your dried beets are SUPER dry and grind them very fine or else you’ll just have a clumpy mess. (And the beet smell will subside, promise.)
To use: use your finger tip or a small brush. Tap off any excess and gently wipe as you would other eyeshadow.
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?
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.
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!
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.