Posted August 8, 2012

Does anyone here make their own natural cosmetics? I would love to hear any ideas or recipes you might have. Particularly for how to make foundation. I make blush and lip stain out of beets and use activated charcoal for eyeshadow, but I haven’t found anything yet that works for foundation. Any other ideas would also be appreciated. Thanks so much!


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  1. Caralee

    Anna Grace,

    Hello. I am too interested in this topic. How have you made your blush and lip stain and charcoal eyeshadow?

    Also, does anyone have any suggestions as to what makeup brand that is safe to wear and not too expensive to buy? I am wanting to use natural products for makeup instead of the regular makeup that is not good to wear.

    I look forward to hearing more about this from others.

    # August 9, 2012

  2. Arina at Pure Natural Makeup

    I’ve made my own skin care creams and I prefer them to shop bought ones. They are fairly easy to make and I at least know what is in them. I would definitely recommend doing it.

    # August 12, 2012

  3. Caralee

    I would love to go “natural” and not wear makeup, but I have such fair skin, lips, and blonde eyelashes that I always look very pale. I try to wear makeup to give me a little color for everyday, and for special occasions, I wear more.

    Arina, how do you go about making your own makeup?

    # August 13, 2012

    • Bethany the Dreamer

      I know what you’re saying. I cheat and use eyebrow pencil sometimes.

      # August 14, 2012

      • Kat

        Haha! I’m the other end of the spectrum. I tweeze my monstrous dark eyebrows every day – sometimes twice a day! I have a blonde, fair-haired friend who dyed her almost-white eyebrows a dark blonde color so they show up. They are just about as dark as her hair and don’t look fake at all.

        # September 2, 2012

  4. Faith T.

    I bet there’s tons of recipes out there on the internet. I know for lip balm & chapstick the base is beeswax and olive oil melted together then cooled. More beeswax for a firmer balm, more oil for a softer one. You can add natural flavorings, such as peppermint or cherry. Mica pigment is natural and is sold online in a variety of shades, which you would add for color. A friend of mine makes her own lipgloss this way. It is basically oil and mica pigment. She purchases little lipgloss bottles with the applicator somewhere, too, as well as chapstick containers and little lip balm tins.

    I just found a site that has a Mica Safety Chart:

    The various oxides are naturally occuring minerals, and carmine is made from these crushed up beetles that are found in South America. Not vegan, but natural!

    # August 16, 2012

  5. Faith T.

    Wow, just found a site that probably has everything you’d ever need! However, not all the ingredients are totally safe and natural. Check the ingredients in every item before purchasing. Fabulous prices!

    # August 16, 2012

  6. Anna Grace

    I just discovered a great new powder foundation! I mixed dry Bentonite Clay from with cocoa until it matched my skin color pretty closely. I think a little beet powder would help with the color too, but I don’t have any yet. Then I simply rubbed it on with my fingers. You can then apply blush if you like (powdered beet would be great) Then, before you wash it off, if you want a cleansing clay mask (it draws out toxins and impurities when it’s wet), you can simply wet it, let it dry and then wash it off. It’s makeup and a cleanser all in one! Isn’t that fantastic?

    # September 2, 2012

  7. Kelcie Armstead

    AWESOME! thanks

    # September 3, 2012

  8. Caralee

    Such CREATIVE young women. I love it!

    # September 4, 2012

  9. Anna Grace

    I just discovered a video by Shoshanna Easling (daughter of the Pearls) where she shows how to make natural colored lip balm. Here’s the link:

    # September 8, 2012

  10. caralee

    Hello again,

    For those of us who have less time and are not able to make our makeup,
    I found a natural makeup company that is in Canada that is cheaper than most of the organic labelled makeup companies and it is called Pure Anada.

    Also you can go on the (environmental working group website) and find out how healthy a certain type of brand of makeup is. This is the website that convinced me to try Pure Anada over the other organic makeups which were more expensive and had things in them that I did not want to put on my skin. I really like this makeup thus far, and I use so much less than before.

    Hope this helps others.

    # December 11, 2012

  11. amanda

    I make my own mascara, eye shadow, lip gloss, lip stick, lip balm, lotion, soap, shampoo, ect….
    If you guys want tips on how to make them, I would be happy to help!!!

    # December 13, 2012

    • forhisglory21

      I would love to have any tips!! I have tried making mascara and it hasn’t really turned out!

      # February 7, 2013

    • faithgrubb9a2faithgirl

      Need to know your mascara recipe 😀

      # March 2, 2013

  12. jbeth

    For foundation I use the recipe I found on here It’s more of a bronzing powder, but I find it works very well.

    # January 13, 2013

  13. countrygirl

    Great ideas everyone! There is a company called Lemongrass Spa Products that makes all kinds of makeup and lotions that are healthier than most. They are rather expensive, but their products are really nice. Also Jenny Ann’s mineral makeup is natural, and it’s a lot cheaper.

    # January 16, 2013

  14. faithgrubb9a2faithgirl

    Ya we tried Cocoa with powder. But it didn’t work. It clumped here in TX. And as far as the Beet powder it doesn’t work. It clumps bad on my and my sister’s oily skin. We’ll have to try it again but the recipe you shared, Anna Grace, about the beet lip balm looks better than the one I tried.

    Also creams and lotions are on Shoshanna’s Bulk Herb Store videos and in her ‘making babies’ book.

    I am excited about the charcoal stuff but mascara I need to come up with some recipe for that with charcoal!

    # March 2, 2013