How To Do Makeup From Scratch

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Another plant known for its bright pigment is the beet. Its distinctly magenta màu sắc is perfect for cheeks.

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Try making a custom blend by gradually adding beet root powder lớn a tablespoon of arrowroot powder until you get the shade you want. Two parts beet root powder to lớn one part arrowroot powder will give you a rich pink color, but you can go as light as you desire.

Add in a cảm ứng of turmeric powder to achieve a peachy màu sắc or cocoa powder khổng lồ darken the mix. Blend the powders with a sterilized fork và transfer khổng lồ an airtight container when ready.

To apply, simply dip a makeup brush in the homemade blush và dust cheeks.

First, heat a tablespoon of organic coconut oil, two tablespoons of aloe vera gel, and 1.5 teaspoons of grated beeswax in a sterilized double boiler or similar thiết lập until it's melted.

Stir in a quarter-teaspoon of activated charcoal for a light-black màu sắc or half a teaspoon for jet-black. You can use half a teaspoon of cacao powder instead of charcoal for brown mascara.

Once finished, use a funnel to lớn transfer your homemade mascara into a clean mascara tube. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before using. Tip

Candelilla wax is a great vegan alternative to lớn beeswax.

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Cocoa powder can also be used lớn make brow filler. Depending on how dark you want your brows lớn be, you can showroom a pinch of activated charcoal powder to this recipe.

In a sterilized glass bowl, add 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder and 1.5 teaspoons of cornstarch lớn 2 teaspoons of a gentle carrier oil, such as sweet almond, castor, coconut, jojoba, or a combination. Stir in a pinch or two of activated charcoal for a darker color.

Mix with a sanitized fork, making sure there are no lumps, và transfer to lớn a clean, lidded container when ready. Apply khổng lồ brows with a makeup brush or clean mascara wand.

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This eyeliner recipe gets its jet-black pigment from burned-to-a-crisp almonds. No, really. You start by skewering a single almond with a long, metal skewer (to protect your fingers) và charring it in the flame of a candle. This should, of course, be done over a fire-resistant surface. It should take about 10 minutes lớn char one, và you'll need three to lớn four burned almonds.

Allow the charred almonds to completely extinguish và cool (preferably on a copper plate or some other nonflammable surface) before grinding them into a powder using a sterilized mortar & pestle. The powder should be black lượt thích charcoal.

Mix in a few drops of vegetable glycerin until it becomes a thick paste, then apply using an angled eyeliner brush.


This recipe contains almonds và should not be attempted or worn by those allergic lớn tree nuts.

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Store-bought foundations typically contain a laundry menu of mysterious chemicals. This DIY iteration gets its color, rather, from a mix of herbs and spices.

Add as much cocoa powder, nutmeg, & ground cloves as needed to a gentle arrowroot powder base to lớn achieve the right shade for your skin tone. You can also use green clay to lớn counteract redness. Here's a very basic, customizable recipe.

Start with 2 tablespoons of arrowroot powder & 1 tablespoon green clay (optional). địa chỉ spices little by little, testing shades on the back of your hand along the way. Record the amounts added of each spice so you can replicate the recipe in the future.

Store your powder in a sterilized powder-sifter jar or other container và apply using a makeup brush.

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Many DIY liquid foundation recipes start with a powder foundation base. So, create your desired shade using the arrowroot powder foundation recipe, omitting the green clay to avoid excessive thickness. Then, you'll địa chỉ cửa hàng it to a set of moisturizing shea and cocoa butters, argan and vitamin E oils, & beeswax following these steps.


1 tablespoon homemade powder foundation1 ounce shea butter1 50% ounces argan oil1/2 ounce cocoa butter1/2 ounce beeswax pellets or candelilla wax1 drop vi-ta-min E oil


Combine all ingredients except the powder foundation in a sterilized double boiler or similar setup and heat until melted.In a separate heat-resistant bowl, gradually showroom the melted oil-butter-beeswax concoction lớn a tablespoon of powder foundation until you reach your desired consistency.Mix thoroughly khổng lồ get rid of any clumps before transferring to an airtight container.
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Luminizer is comprised of subtle, light-refracting shimmer that creates the look of a healthy glow. Mica powder—derived from a naturally shiny stone mineral—is most often used as the main ingredient of luminizers.

You can make your own by first melting a tablespoon of beeswax or candelilla wax, 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, & a teaspoon of jojoba oil in a sterilized double boiler. Once melted, add 1-2 teaspoons of mica powder—the more you use, the more the shimmer.

Pour your luminizer into a clean container while it's still in liquid form, then allow it to set for at least 10 minutes before using.

Sourcing Ethical Mica

A reported 25% of the world's mica is sourced from illegal mines in the Indian states of Jharkhand và Bihar, impoverished areas where child labor is common. Avoid supporting these systems of oppression by researching the source of your mica powder khổng lồ make sure it's been responsibly mined without child labor.

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Making eyeshadow at trang chủ is very simple given all the rich colors made available by plants. Creating a general base for color is the trickiest part of all, though—only because it requires some uncommon ingredients.

One way lớn make a base is by combining a teaspoon of rice flour with 3 teaspoons of kaolin clay (a mild, skin-friendly, và generally sustainable soft clay commonly used in skin care products), a quarter teaspoon of titanium dioxide, and an eighth of a teaspoon of zinc oxide. Just make sure you're not using nano versions of titanium dioxide and zinc, which can be harmful to marine life. Finally, create your màu sắc by adding pigmented herbs and spices to lớn your base.

Creating Eyeshadow Colors With Food

Brown: Nutmeg, cocoa powderGold: TurmericOrange: SaffronPink: Beet powderGreen: SpirulinaGray: Activated charcoal
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DIY powder bronzer contains the same ingredients as homemade powder foundation—the key difference here is that a higher concentration of herbs gives the bronzer a deeper color.

Start with 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder or cornstarch, then start adding your pigment: cinnamon for a glowy reddish tint, cocoa powder and nutmeg for a sunkissed look, và beet root for a cảm ứng of pink. You'll have khổng lồ experiment a bit lớn find your perfect shade.

Feel không tính tiền to showroom a few drops of sweet almond oil or essential oils of choice for a creamy texture. Make sure the essential oils you"re using are safe to lớn use on skin undiluted, lượt thích tea tree, lavender, rose, và sandalwood.