Vegans are not the only people who would like to be able to pronounce every ingredient in the potions and lotions we’re putting on our faces. And nobody likes the idea of 500 chickens stuffed into cages being forced to wear lime green eyeliner, cherry red lipstick and other makeup. Homemade cosmetics help to avoid this issues – and it’s cheap!
Laying the Foundation
Don’t be intimidated by “arrowroot flour.” This is just a GMO-free version of corn starch, so if you’re not fussed, neither are we. This is a two-step process and in addition to being an ethical and cost-effective makeup choice, you avoid the trickery of finding a foundation that matches your skin tone. Make it yourself!
Bronzer, Contour, Blush
Let’s be honest. Bronzer, contour powder, and blush are the same cosmetics in different shades. This recipe is not only easy, but I guarantee you already have all of the ingredients or can grab them at your corner store.
Charcoal powder comes from charcoal capsules. Charcoal capsules are available at any chemist or drugstore as a digestion aid. Just pop open a few of the capsules and carefully dump the black powder into a clean, old makeup container. Add the mica powder of your color choice for shadow and then add the tiniest bit of water for eyeliner. Easy as pie.
Finish the look with lipstick. These crayon/oil lipsticks are quick and easily tailored to whatever color you’re looking for.