Homemade makeup – you will be surprised by the aroma and pure natural ingredients
Welcome to our Part I. of your beautiful and natural DIY face makeup recipes. Enjoy this experience by letting your imagination flow into creating your very own unique and exciting products.
Towards the end we even have a bonus makeup recipe for you, a tonic from roses!
Don’t forget to always prioritize your safety by researching the ingredients and testing the formulations so it’s suitable for you and your skin. Always do a patch test of every ingredient on your lower, softer side of the arm, before trying the finished product. Every skin is different therefore some can have more sensitive skin to certain ingredients.
Makeup for prepping
Face primer helps you to blend your makeup with facial skin and possibly make it last longer. The benefits you get from these recipes is smooth base for makeup, evens out skin tone, reduces inflammation and redness, reduces excess oils on the face, prolongs the wear time of makeup. Natural face primer makes the pores on your skin appear smaller, hydrates and nourishes facial skin.
- 3 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp Aloe Vera gel
- 2 drops of almond oil (rich in vitamin E, nourishes the skin)
Mix well and apply it evenly on the face, allowing it to dry before applying makeup. Refrigerate and use within a week . If your container is about 55-60 mL in size, then that should be enough.
- 1 tsp Aloe Vera gel
- 1 tsp glycerine (vegetable glycerine)
- about 1 tbsp facial moisturizer
Combine (in a bowl or container) one teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel, one teaspoon of glycerine, and about 1 tsp of your favorite facial moisturizer. Store in an airtight container or bottle with a pump . If your container is about 30 mL in size, then that should be enough. Refrigerate and use within a week.
Makeup for a flawless base
Scrape some of your powdered foundation in a cup with a spoon and mix apart any big pieces into smaller ones. Add aloe vera gel little by little until you reach the preferred texture or thickness. If the consistency is too dry then add more gel and if it’s too wet then add more powder. Store in a cool and dry place . The size of your container depends on the amount of ingredients you will mix for your preferred color, but a 5 gram container should be good for a start.
The proportions of the colors depend on the skin tone.
- arrowroot powder (creates a base, lightens),
- cocoa powder (adds depth and darkness),
- bentonite clay (detoxifies skin, absorbs excess oil),
- cinnamon powder (fights acne, adds warmth),
- ginger powder (acts as an antioxidant, brightens)
Mix well and store (the final mixture can be pressed down by a spoon for less mess and easier application) . The size of your container depends on the amount of ingredients you will mix for your preferred color, but a 10 gram container should be enough. Refrigerate and use within a week
The proportions of the colors depend on the shade suitable for your skin tone.
- arrowroot powder,
- cocoa powder (adds depth and darkness),
- cinnamon powder (adds a glow),
- nutmeg powder (adds brown)
Mix and add to your container (optional: press down with a spoon) and store. Customize your shade . The size of your container depends on the amount of ingredients you will mix for your preferred color, but a 10 gram container should be enough.
The proportions of the colors depend on your preferred shade.
- arrowroot powder (base, lightens)
- beetroot powder (adds pink color)
Mix and add to your container (optional: press down with a spoon) and store. The size of your container depends on the amount of ingredients you will mix for your preferred color, but a 5 gram container should be good for a start. For a different color you can add cocoa powder or hibiscus powder instead or mix and match between these different coloured powders .
GS tip: If you prefer a blush stain then mix beetroot and aloe vera gel together.
Makeup for finish!
Setting spray with two different methods:
- 60 mL water
- ½ tbsp vegetable glycerine
- 6 drops (pick one ingredient depending on your skin type):
- Frankincense essential oil for normal skin
- Geranium or Tea Tree essential oil for oily skin
- Myrrh essential oil for dry skin 
Mix well and store in a 100 mL spray bottle for one amount. If you keep it at room temperature it should be good.
- 3 tsp vegetable glycerine
- 2 tsp Witch Hazel
- 1 tsp Aloe vera gel 
Mix well and store it in a 30 mL spray bottle. If you keep it at room temperature it should be good.
Tonic water – Rose water:
The SIMMERING method:
- Add your clean rose petals (2-3 cups) to your pot or saucepan.
- Add enough distilled water to just cover the petals. Don’t add too much water, or you’ll dilute your rose water!
- Place the pot on the stove on low heat.
- Cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 30–45 minutes.
- Simmer until the petals lose their colour.
- Leave your rose water to cool completely.
- Strain the water into a glass spray bottle (100 mL) or jar (0,5-1 L).
- Refrigerate and use for up to a month .