Facial makeup often contains harmful ingredients used to help it absorb into the skin and stay on all day and all night. While chemicals can help makeup stay put longer, it’s time to stop and consider if we really want our make up (toxins and all) to be absorbed into our pores!
Products that are natural are bound to wear off a little quicker, but they give you the opportunity to feel comfortable in your own skin and save a little money. A healthy lifestyle with plenty of sunshine, whole foods, water, and healthy fats is the best way to keep your skin looking gorgeous. Natural makeup is the cherry on top!
For a chemical-free, beautiful face, try this three-ingredient, oil-absorbing powder.
- Corn Starch
- Cocoa powder
- An old (clean) powder makeup container, or other small jar with lid
Step 1: Measure 2 Tbsp of corn starch into a small bowl for mixing.
Step 2: Slowly add 1/8 tsp of cocoa powder and 1/8 tsp of cinnamon, alternately, until you reach a desired color for your skin tone. Mix thoroughly to see color, and test on the inside of your wrist to see progress. Each ingredient adds a different depth of color, so the amount each person needs will vary.
Step 3: Once you have thoroughly mixed the powder and found the right color, you’re ready to give it a try on your face! Transfer to makeup container. Shake a small amount into the lid and use a clean makeup brush to apply to your face after you have washed and moisturized. Apply in small circles, always working from the middle of your face out. This powder can be worn over your regular natural makeup, or alone for a natural matte look.
Originally posted 2013-06-26 22:32:17.