There are many cosmetics out in the market but we really don’t know what is actually in them. There isn’t much we know about the ingredients in them.
However, we can have that in our hands because now more than ever. We have the capability of creating our own homemade products.
We can rest assured that we won’t be spending too much money and know what goes on to our faces. We’ll also know what works best for our skin and the benefits of the natural ingredients on our skin.
Throughout this article we’ll learn how to make our own makeup with natural ingredients.
Always keep small containers on hand to put your makeup in.
The first step to a great makeup routine is setting a base for foundation
This foundation serves as both a great base and foundation. This is because the ingredients used in the foundation itself are moisturizing to the skin. The ingredients to make the base in your foundation will be shea butter, argan oil, aloe vera gel, witch hazel and a vegetable base emulsifying wax.
In order to add pigment to your foundation, you have the option of either purchasing a mineral makeup in your skin tone or you can make your own skin color pigment by experimentation.
If you choose to make your own makeup in your skin tone you can make it by using cosmetic clays, mica powder, organic cocoa powder or zinc oxide powder.
All of which will provide enough coverage to cover imperfections but not too much to make it seem overdone.
In the process of making your own foundation you’ll need:
- 2 teaspoons of argan oil- The benefits of argan oil is that it is a natural moisturizer that doesn’t clog pores and helps promote a natural glow.
- 1 teaspoon of shea butter- Shea butter serves as an anti inflammatory, which means it reduces inflammation and reduces tumors in the skin (Link) and it also has anti aging properties too. (Link)
- 1/2 teaspoon of emulsifying wax
- 1 tablespoon aloe gel- which gives a moisturizing property.
- 1 teaspoon witch hazel- which gives a toner like affect.
These are the ingredients for the base moisturizer.
If you’re using pre-made mineral makeup you can just mix that with the base mix. If you’re using your own formula, with the zinc oxide, you’ll need to add it to the base with the same quantity as the rest of the ingredients.
As for the cosmetic clays, you’ll have to mix in small bits to prevent clumping. With the cocoa powder, add small amounts and build till desired results.
After applying foundation as our base we’ll get started on how to make your own lipstick.
Related: 10 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Natural Makeup Today
How To Make Your Own Lipstick With Any Shade You’d Like
For a base lipstick, we’re going to use ingredients which do not dry out the lips and moisturize them. Our base ingredients will be beeswax, cocoa/shea butter and coconut oil.
If you’d like to add color, you can use red food dye without chemical additives, beet juice for a red, for browner shades you can use turmeric, cinnamon, and cocoa butter.
For a matte shade just use clay to the mixture when adding your color. If you don’t want to use beeswax, you can use soy wax, which has the same consistency.
To make your lipstick you’ll need:
1 teaspoon beeswax pastilles (or soy wax), and a tablespoon of cocoa butter or shea butter, and one teaspoon coconut oil – Coconut oil has anti fungal and antibacterial properties which allows your skin to remain supple yet also prevents any infections and shortens healing time.
With these ingredients, melt them into one small container and then separate them to color them if you’d like.
With the red hues of color, be sure to start off with 1/8th of a teaspoon as the beet juice dye goes a long way. Build your shade accordingly afterwards. If you’re using food dye 1 drop should be enough.
If you’re doing any brown or tan shade you can simply use 1/4 of a teaspoon of cocoa powder, turmeric or cinnamon.
For a more matte shade, just add a small bit of bentonite clay.
You can also add essential oils for a scent, if you want your lipstick to have a scent.
How To Make Your Own Gel Eyeliner
Making your own eyeliner is simple and non-toxic. However the type of eyeliner you’ll be learning to make is very similar to a gel liner.
In order to make this gel liner, you’ll need: coconut oil, aloe vera gel and activated charcoal for a black liner or cocoa powder for a brown liner.
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 4 teaspoons of aloe vera gel- aloe vera gel has a healing property of acting as sunscreen and heals acne.
- 1-2 capsules of activated charcoal or half a teaspoon for the cocoa powder.
All you need to do for this eyeliner is mix all the ingredients together and store in a cool place. Make sure to clean your brush each time to prevent any introduction to bacteria to your makeup.
If you’d like an easier way to make eyeliner without activated charcoal, you can buy an old eyeshadow and mix it up like this video. This video gives a great way for natural makeup in a way that’s also safe for your eyes and waterproof.
How To Make Your Own Mascara
It’ll be a little tougher to make your own mascara, as you need a double boiler. In order to make mascara, you’d need: 1 teaspoon coconut oil, 1 teaspoon shea butter, 1.5 teaspoons of beeswax (for the consistency), 2 teaspoons of jojoba oil, 2 capsules of activated charcoal and 2 drops of Vitamin E oil.
First you’ll need to melt the coconut oil, shea butter, beeswax and jojoba oil together, then you can add the activated charcoal and vitamin E oil. Some benefits of Vitamin E Oil is that it has anti aging properties because it acts as an antioxidant.
Afterwards pour it into a plastic baggy and allow it to cool. Afterwards you can use it after cooling for a bit.
Making Your Own Eyeshadow
There are two ways to go about making your own eyeshadow, you can either use mica powder, which you can get in many shades. You can also mix the shades to make a shade unique to your liking.
If you’d like to make your own eyeshadow from other ingredients you can use arrowroot powder mixed with natural agents such as cocoa powder, turmeric or saffron depending on the color you want.
Make Your Own Blush
If you’d like to make your own blush, you can use the same ingredients from the eyeshadow, using arrowroot powder. If you’d like to make a red/pink blush, you would just need to add beet root powder, hibiscus powder and rose clay for pink undertones.
For an orange-red, add beet root powder and saffron.
If you’d like a purple type of blush you can use alkanet with rose clay for something different.Remember to use arrowroot powder if you’d like the shade to be lighter.
How To Make Your Own Natural Tan Pop Out
If you’d like to make a bronzer, remember that bronzer is like blush but with a warm brown undertone. All you need to make a bronzer is cocoa powder, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon to create a warmer shade.
You can also add an essential oil to make your mixture pressed.
However, if you’d like to keep it as a powder, don’t add the essential oil. To make the bronzer, you would need 1 teaspoon of each of the ingredients and then 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder.
Remember to keep your brush clean to prevent any bacteria from entering your makeup.
How To Make Your Own Highlighter, So You Can Glow
If you’re going to contour with your bronzer, you know you need a highlighter with it to light up your face! In this portion I’ll be teaching you how to make your own highlighter.
To make a highlighter you’ll just need 1 teaspoon coconut oil, half a teaspoon of cornstarch, a tube of chapstick or 1 teaspoon of beeswax and an old shimmery eyeshadow (preferably a white or champagne shade as it provides a nice glow).
First you’ll need to melt the chapstick/beeswax along with the coconut oil. Then you can add your eyeshadow shades afterwards you can add cornstarch to remove the greasiness of the beeswax or chapstick for a smoother consistency.
Afterwards, you can put this mixture into the chapstick tube and cool it overnight.
Once it’s hardened, you can put the highlighter on with the tube and blend it into your skin to have that shimmer.
How To Make A Lip Balm To Keep Your Lips Smooth
Just like the lipstick, you’ll be using coconut oil, jojoba oil, beeswax, vitamin E and also cocoa butter. With this mixture, you can also replace the jojoba oil with olive oil or avocado oil.
You’ll just need:
2 tablespoons of coconut oil. 1 tablespoon jojoba oil, 2 tablespoons of beeswax, 2 teaspoons cocoa butter, and a teaspoon of vitamin E oil. Adding essential oils can also help make your balm smell nicer.
With these ingredients with the exception of the cocoa butter, you’ll need to melt them together.
Once they’re done melting, mix in 2 teaspoons of cocoa butter in completely and quickly. Afterwards, let it cool and you’re set!
How To Make Your Own Shiny Lip Gloss
Just like the lip balm, except lip gloss has a slicker and glossier feeling to it. For lip gloss, you’ll need to use white beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil and castor oil. You can also mix in your favorite essential oil for a scent you’d like.
Just like making lipstick you’ll need to melt: 1 teaspoon of white beeswax, 3 teaspoons of shea butter, 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and 11 teaspoons of castor oil. After boiling you can add 10 teaspoons of your favorite essential oil (if you’d like).
With melting these together, you’ll have your gloss ready, all you’ll need to do is make sure you have a lip gloss container with a roller as the top to glide it on your lips.
How To Make Your Own Lip Stain
Unlike lipsticks, which can fade, lip stains last longer on your lips compared to any other lip product. Lip stains tend to be closer to your natural lip color to make the lipstick appear more natural on your lips which makes them great for day and night.
In order to make lip stain you’ll need shea butter or coconut oil, beeswax and beet root powder/hibiscus powder depending on the shade you like. For more of a pink shade you can use hibiscus powder and for a red shade use beet root powder.
To make lip stain mix equal parts of the shea butter or coconut oil with the beeswax. Afterwards mix in the hibiscus or beet root powder (or both) in until you get the shade you like. After that you can let it cool down and place it in a small container.
Once the mixture is cooled and hardened you can apply it on your lips to have a stained effect.
How To Make Your Own Bronzing Lotion Bars
These bronzing lotion bars, will not only moisturize your skin but also give you that “getting back from a tropical vacation” look. This mixture will be very similar to the base in the foundation mix. However, this lotion bar serves as more of a tinted moisturizer.
In order to make the bronzing lotion bar, you’ll need half a cup of coffee-infused coconut oil, 1/3 of a cup of beeswax, 1/4 of a cup of shea butter and a teaspoon of non-nano zinc oxide. (The zinc oxide will provide the golden glow of the lotion bar).
All you’ll need to do for this simple tutorial is melt all of these ingredients together and place them in a mold to freeze overnight. Once you’re done hardening them you’ll be able to remove them from the molds and use them how you like by lightly rubbing it on your skin.
How To Make Your Own Translucent Powder To Make Your Photos Look Amazing
Translucent powder not only can make your makeup appear more crisp but in photos, it gives you that photoshopped, no pores appearance. It’s also great for those with oily skin without making your skin appear oily.
For this mixture all you’ll need is cornstarch and equal parts of green clay, you can also add a small bit of cocoa powder for a slight bronzer effect.
All you have to do is mix these two together and put it into a container and you’re done. Use with a brush to use on your skin and there you have it a mattifying powder for your skin.
The benefits of cornstarch on your skin is that it can heal rashes as Dr. Oz stated and it also absorbs oils on your skin without drying your skin out too much.
How To Make Your Own Setting Spray
After our whole makeup routine you need to set your makeup. A setting spray will keep your makeup in place all day long. All you need is aloe vera gel, witch hazel, purified water and lavender oil.
Mix these together and place in a spritzing bottle and you’re set.
How To Make a Make Up Remover
After a long day you want to remove your makeup in a way that’s free from harsh chemicals. Luckily, makeup remover is easy to make as all it requires is coconut oil and water. You can use olive or almond oil if coconut oil irritates your skin.
To make wipes use one cup of water and a few teaspoons of oil and mix and soak your tissues. Then you can remove your makeup without irritating your skin.
(To keep bacteria out, use tea tree oil every once in a while.)
Start Making Your Own Makeup Today!
From this article, you learned how to make your whole makeup routine on your own. You know what goes in your products and know what works best for you. While you don’t have to do all of these at once you can start with the makeup you use most.
My makeup routine is just eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. Start with something in your usual makeup routine and you can build your way up to doing a full face of makeup.
You can also remove your makeup in a natural way as well. It’s all up to you on how you choose to do your makeup and remember to have fun with it!