The do-it-yourself trend has reached the beauty industry with a bang. We've compiled some fashionable make-up recipes so you can create your very own eyeshadows, powders and eyeliners. Take a look!
Arrowroot is the raw material that is used as a base for DIY eyeshadows. Use 1/4 teaspoon to start off with and add your favourite colour until the perfect shade is achieved.
Brown eyeshadow: cocoa powder
Pink eyeshadow: beetroot powder
Green eyeshadow: spirulina
Black or grey eyeshadow: Activated charcoal
For a creamy texture simply add a small amount of shea butter to the powder mixture. This moisturises the lids and prevents the colour from rubbing off.
A powder that adds more tone to the complexion requires arrowroot as a base component mixed with one part cocoa powder and one part nutmeg until the perfect shade is achieved. Warning: Double-check to ensure that you are not allergic to nutmeg before use.
Eyeliner and Mascara
This practical recipe can be used to make your own eyeliner or mascara.
Option: an empty mascara tube (thoroughly cleaned)
Eyeliner: Place the beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter and aloe vera in a heat-resistant container. Place the container in a pot with water. Heat the water allowing the ingredients to melt slowly. Slowly add the activated charcoal and mix well.
Mascara: Use a funnel to pour the mixture into the empty mascara tube. Alternatively, pour the mixture into a normal container and use an applicator brush to pick up product when needed.