How to make natural eyeshadow

diy eyeshadow recipeOne thing to always remember about making your own natural makeup is, don’t expect too much. Don’t expect the same coverage, colours and staying power as store-bought cosmetics. In order to make your own natural makeup at home (and not in a lab), the ingredients need to be simple to find and easy to combine. Having said that, let’s all remember that natural makeup is just that – it’s natural. And that goes for the kind of coverage and colours you can expect from it too. So it’s best to keep your DIY makeup for everyday natural looks, and rather opt to buy a good brand of natural/ organic makeup products for more glamorous occasions. This is true for any homemade makeup, including my powder blush, cream blush and tinted lip balm recipes.
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Homemade cream blush (Rouge)

make your own natural cream blushBlush, blusher or rouge as some people like to call it, is very simple to make. Well, the powdered version at least (see my powder blush recipe). Cream blush on the other hand, required a few failed experiments to say the least.

While researching, I found many recipes, and made them all. Most followed the logic of simply mixing homemade blush powder with homemade cream, shea butter or coconut oil. Makes sense right? Cream + blush = cream blush. Nope! The result was always a lumpy, uneven mixture that left an equally inconsistent tint on your face. Fortunately, I do try every recipe that I publish, otherwise I would be sharing something very similar here today.
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Makeup remover: one ingredient

organic makeup remover recipe with one ingredient.What if I told you, the makeup removal process doesn’t have to be so tedious? You can use one natural ingredient to remove makeup, cleanse your skin and moisturize all in one go. 

Life’s no fairytale, I can’t fall asleep like Sleeping Beauty, and wake up looking just the same as years before with mascara in tact and lipstick smudge-free. Instead, I resemble a raccoon. We are governed by the makeup commandment, you know, “Thou shalt not sleep with makeup on thy face”. Every night we scrub once, twice and three times over, then wipe again with toner; only to apply the same makeup the next morning.

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Organic powder blush

diy blushHomemade makeup may sound a little daunting, but I promise it’s actually simpler than you think! The biggest plus about homemade makeup is that the ingredients provide nourishment for your skin, rather than clogging it up with toxins. Plus, you get to customise the colours, textures and fragrances of your makeup! First stop? Blush. This is one of the easiest makeup recipes, and therefore the best place to start.
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Natural tinted lip balm

tinted lipbalm_smLipstick is not for everyone, and it’s certainly not for every occasion either. Tinted lip balm, on the other hand, is perfect when you want a toned down natural look, and it’s great to use everyday. It makes a great gift too! Just find a pretty little tin et voilà – a berry beautiful lip balm for under R9, and ready in just under 5 minutes. Continue reading

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