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We all have those days where we wake up for an important meeting/interview/date/wedding and go to use our favourite foundation or eyeliner to find none left! And from here we quickly arrive at panic stations, running round trying to work out what to do with what is available! I have had this happen to me many times in the past (although not since starting Greener Beauty!) and I had to make up something to use in place of my favourite shop brought makeup. Here is a selection of 3 essential items found in most makeup bags which can easily be made using things around the house. These items do not have a long shelf life so if you are going to make your own I would suggest making in small batches every 5 – 7 days.
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The beauty of making your own face powder is that you can really blend it until you get the exact shade to match your skin tone. This is a really simple recipe.
Pop one tablespoon of arrowroot powder in a pot. Slowly slowly add in cocoa and/or nutmeg and mix in well to get the desired shade.
The great thing about this recipe is that it is really versatile and can be made into a blusher by adding dried beetroot powder instead of the cocoa/nutmeg, a highlighter by adding gold mica, or eyeshadow by adding in different coloured powders! Again add everything in slowly and blend well before adding in more.
This is a really simple lip tint that is nourishing for your lips. It is better to make this one little and often so it is ideal to make it in small batches. This lip tint has a coconut oil base and can be mixed with many different fruits that can be easily bought in any supermarket to give it your desired colour. You can even go one step further and add in a few drops of an essential oil to give it a flavour.
Melt one teaspoon of coconut oil. Select your colour based on the fruits colour and add it in the following way:
Strawberry Red Mash up one strawberry, sieve to remove any seeds and extract the juice. Fold through the coconut oil.
Beetroot red purple Mash up one beetroot and squeeze out the juice. Add the juice to the coconut oil and fold through.
Blackcurrant purple Mash up one Blackcurrant, sieve to remove any seeds and extract the juice. Fold through the coconut oil.
Mixed Berries Mash up a strawberry, blackcurrant, black berry and raspberry and add the extracted juices to the coconut oil.
Neutral but fragrant Add a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice to the coconut oil and mix in well for a citrus natural sheen or just add some essential oils to your coconut oil
Be aware that Coconut oil has a very different consistency in hot or cold weather. Make sure that you keep your lip tint in a sealable pot that wont leak if it gets hot. If preferred you can swap out the coconut oil for olive oil.
This black eyeliner is simple yet effective. Similar to the lip tint, watch the consistency in hot weather and make sure that this pot is well sealed if you are using it on the go.
Melt 1 teaspoon of coconut oil and mix in activated charcoal. Depending on what consistency the charcoal is in either add in 0.5-1 teaspoon or 1 capsule. Add it slowly and blend well. If you have sensitive eyes you can also add in some aloe vera gel. Apply using a fine brush.
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The full Green Beauty Round Up of all our favourite ethical vegan and clean beauty products for July 2020! Don’t forget if you sign up to our monthly newsletter you will get exclusive discounts for all the products featured in our beauty round up every month!!
I love spending an evening pampering myself so today I am sharing with you my three favoutite super easy DIY vegan face masks for you to make at home!