Guest Blog: Top 5 Tips to Create Homemade Make-up Products

Wednesday 30 October 2013

Beauty comes at a cost when we realize that out of our shopping-assigned budget, a major portion went into purchasing only one sexy pink lipstick. But wouldn’t it be great if we could make the same lipstick from the ingredients dwelling in our very own kitchen?

Say hello to some irresistibly dashing make-up products at home, and save money for dresses!

1. The flash of black: Non Toxic Eyeliner

Getting killer eyes can be quite quick now. Open the kitchen cabinet and get your hands on 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, 4 teaspoons of aloe vera gel and ½ teaspoon of activated charcoal. Done! Store this mixture in an air tight container, and use it with a clean brush to avoid any bacteria getting mixed in your makeup.
Also while applying, be careful not to let the mixture sneak into your precious eyes. If you want to sport brown eyeliner mix ½ teaspoon of cocoa powder instead of activated charcoal.

The lashes of the temptress: Natural Mascara

You must have heard most actresses saying that the one make-up product they can’t do without is the mighty mascara. Long fuller eyelashes are sometimes all you need to light up your face. Take the aloe vera gel you used for your liner, cut open a Vitamin E capsule and pour a few drops of the liquid into the gel.
Mix it well and add a small pinch of activated charcoal (for black mascara) or cocoa powder (for brown mascara). Mix it again before dipping your mascara wand into it. There you go, a wand to give you the perfect eyes!

2. The lack of fish scales and beetles: Natural Juicy Lipstick

It is weird to be using products ground with fish scales and juices of beetles. After all, not all of us are Lady Gaga (no offence, she rocks)! Flaunt fuller and cleaner lips by using natural products. Mix 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel, ½ teaspoon vegetable glycerin, ½ teaspoon honey and a bit of cocoa butter to form a gooey mixture. Pour in some almond oil for the health of your lips.
To add flavour to your lipstick, pour in either lime juice, cinnamon or vanilla extract. You could go healthier by mixing freeze-dried powdered strawberries, cranberries or beetroot. 

3. Clear and pristine: Smooth Foundation

Sometimes, a smooth toned skin sans any lipstick or eyeliner can also work wonders. Get your hands on some arrowroot powder. Next is the much loved cocoa powder which helps to enhance texture. Add a hint of it into the arrowroot powder. Now to form a shade that is close to your skin tone, add cinnamon powder in it until you get the desired color. You may need a few tries to get the perfect color matching your skin tone.

Once you get it right, dab the brush in it and flaunt a smooth and clear skin. If you want to use this as a regular compact, you will need to make the base a little more solid. You can mix a few drops of vodka or essential oil into it. Your skin is no doubt making all the other ladies jealous and making them gulp down bottles of vodka.

4. The blush to blush

This tip is easier than easy. Take the base you used for your foundation (arrowroot, cocoa and cinnamon powder). Now take a hibiscus flower. If you are allergic to flowers, take a dried beet root. Powder the former or the latter, and mix a hint of it into the base. This will give you a nice pink tone on your cheek bones.

5. Skin care

Even if you are using the above products which are healthy and totally natural, you can never shun away skin care post applying any sort of makeup. Using microfiber products for washing the face skin is great as it doesn’t have any chemicals.

The oil cleansing method or mixing natural oil with sugar in equal parts is good for cleansing and moisturizing. Proper restful sleep is the cherry to top it all.

The author Adana Baro writes blogs and guest blogs for Pender Medi Spa. The Botox Vancouver spa specializes in skin care and juvederm treatments.

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