Posted 03 Jul 2015

Three DIY chemical-free makeup recipes

Makeup has always been one of the essentials in a woman’s life. Only women know how hard it is to find makeup that actually suit one’s skin, what with all the chemical laden products that could bring about irritation and allergy reactions - not to mention expensive.

As there are a lot more awareness on how chemical ingredients can affect our body in a lot of hazardous ways, most women these days prefer mineral and natural-made makeup that are normally more beneficial for the skin. But the mineral makeup option are normally more costly and given that women wear makeup daily, the budget set aside for makeup has to be pretty high.

Here’s where Beauty Guide come in to help, as we’ve compiled three homemade makeup recipes that are simple, organic, and easy on your bank accounts – sans the chemicals. Hurrah!


Arrowroot loose face powder


Easy and economical makeup alternative


Of course, it’s not exactly the same as the store bought powders if you’re looking for something that lasts all day long, provide SPF protection and all the benefits enhanced by chemicals – but if you’re looking for a natural loose powder to even out your complexion and reduce the shine, this homemade loose powder is a great alternative for you. Here’s how to make it:

4 tablespoon of arrowroot powder
1 tablespoon cocoa, cinnamon or nutmeg powder (choose what’s best for your skin tone)
Few drops of peppermint oil (optional)

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl until they’re mixed evenly (add the cocoa/cinnamon/nutmeg powder gradually to get the best tint for your skin) before adding the peppermint oil (if you prefer) for a refreshing smell. Peppermint oil is great for your skin, as it has antimicrobial properties.

Store in an airtight container. Go green! Re-use any empty makeup or spice jars and apply the end-product with a brush or facial puff.


Charcoal eye-liner


Activated charcoal is also good for our health


Store bought eye-liners are normally made with a lot of harmful chemicals for smudge-proof, water-proof and other effects to make it last longer. Try this natural eye-liner recipe instead and enjoy the benefit of natural, harmless eye-liner for that Cleopatra flick we’re all fond off.

Activated charcoal powder or capsule (you can find these in pharmacies)
Coconut oil (or any natural oil of your choice)

In a small bowl, mix one tablespoon of charcoal powder (or 2-3 capsules) with half a teaspoon of coconut oil (or as needed) until it reach your desired consistency. Store the mixture in a small container. We have feedbacks from people who found the homemade eye-liner actually last all-day long without running or smudging, but that will depend on your skin’s oil secretion level. Like brown eye-liner better? Just swap the charcoal powder to cocoa powder!


Beetroot lip and cheek stain


Natural way to dewy pink lips and cheeks


Lipsticks and blushes are all very well for a night out or those special occasions, but for a more casual or natural look, we recommend the use of lip and cheek stain. Not only this dual-purpose product saves time and effort, it also creates a more effortless look – while still enhancing your beauty.

We have a good news for you, this all-natural homemade lip and cheek stain recipe only requires ONE ingredient – beetroot. Just chop one beetroot and blend it in a food processor until it turns into a fine paste. Use a cheese or muslin cloth to filter the juice and transfer it into a small container or re-used lip gloss tube.

The liquid will stain your outfit, so remember to wear an apron over your outfit! As this is a preservative-free make up, its shelf-life is much shorter than the store bought ones. It will last for up to two months if you store it in a freezer, or about a month if you keep it in the refrigerator.        


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