Making your own makeup with natural ingredients, completely free of toxic substances, can be fun and creative. Dare yourself!
Making your own makeup at home has many advantages. Not only does it allow you to fully customize it, but to avoid ingredients that are toxic and common in non-organic commercial cosmetics. You can decide the color, the presentation and even adapt it to the characteristics of your skin type.
The purpose of doing makeup yourself is no longer just to cover imperfections, show off prettier skin or highlight your features. By choosing ingredients such as butters, vegetable and essential oils, hydrolates or clays, you have the opportunity to use a makeup with a plus of true skin care, healthy and ecological.
The use of natural raw materials for makeup is as old as mankind. The pharaohs, in whose tombs henna, khol and eye shadows have been found, painted their lips with iron oxide pigment and red ocher, and hid their wrinkles with apricot pulp or flour. In France, pollen served in the time of Louis XIV to color the skin.
And the geisha of the seventeenth century turned makeup into an art of seduction, making lipsticks with rose petals and saffron, or make-up bases with a soy wax that also served to fix the hairstyle and wigs.
AVOID TOXIC SUBSTANCES IN YOUR MAKEUP
Today we have countless products to make up. However, we cannot be sure that they are not dangerous to our health. Some contain allergenic or toxic ingredients that can act as endocrine disruptors and cause alterations in our sexual health, different types of cancer, allergies, diabetes or obesity.
Sulfates, aluminum, lead (found in long-lasting lipsticks) and phthalates are some of the harmful ingredients that we must avoid at all costs to have future problems.
COSMETIC LAB AT HOME
The makeup cosmetics that we can make at home with natural ingredients not only gratify us, but are also cheaper. We can consider them hypoallergenic due to their natural composition, especially if the ingredients are organic (pesticides are irritants and allergens).
Despite everything, there are people who are allergic to natural substances such as walnuts, peanuts, almonds or gluten. In that case they should make sure not to use them on their makeup.
HOW TO MAKE THREE BASICS OF YOUR MAKEUP BAG
In this article I propose a powder blush that will illuminate your face and for which you will only need two ingredients; a liquid eyeliner based on mineral pigments to highlight your eyes; and a corrective cream to apply to the eye contour and conceal dark circles and skin imperfections. In the latter, you can substitute the rosehip vegetable oil for one of raspberry seed, hemp, jojoba, tigernut or avocado.
1. POWDER BLUSH
This rouge or blush (“blush” in English) illuminates and gives “health” to the face. It is prepared in a plis and it is kept up to 6 months.
- 15 g cornstarch
- 15 g pink clay
- Stir everything in a mortar until you get a fine powder.
- Transfer the mixture to a powder bottle. Apply it with a brush or with a swan.
- You can replace the cornstarch with rice starch.
The eyes express what the lips sometimes keep silent. An eyeliner highlights them, makes them look bigger and increases their expressiveness. This is liquid, it is removed with water and lasts about 3 months.
- 10 ml of mineral water
- 15 g guar gum
- 1 g mineral pigment
- black oxide
- 3 drops of preservative cosgard
- In a container disinfected with alcohol, mix the water well with the pigment and add the guar gum. Stir until it is integrated and there are no lumps.
- Add the preservative and stir.
- Transfer to a brush liner container.
3. CREAM CONCEALER
Contains moisturizing oils and helps you hide dark circles, blemishes and blemishes in seconds. It lasts about 6 months.
- 4 g of shea butter
- 3 g rosehip oil
- 7 g zinc oxide
- 1 g mineral pigment
- yellow ocher and 0.3 g
- pink ocher
- 1 drop of vitamin E
- Melt the butter in a double boiler.
- In a mortar, grind it together with the oil, vitamin E and mineral powders until it forms a smooth paste without lumps.
- Pack it up and wait a few hours before using it. It is applied with the finger, a sponge or a special brush, gently tapping the area.