Makeup and skincare routine is followed by women and men all over the world in order to achieve the desired look for themselves. Since the age-old time, makeup is used to look beautiful which results in a boost in one’s personality. There is a variety of makeup available in the market, from chemical based makeup to makeup which is made with natural ingredients. It is a well-known fact that women are conscious about their looks and they tend to take certain measures in order to look beautiful. Some women are born with natural beauty and they do not need cosmetics regularly but others who are not comfortable in their own skin tend to use makeup to cover up their flaws. As makeup is used on a daily basis by women all around the globe, the best method is to use natural ingredients in place of chemical based cosmetics.
There are makeup companies all around the world who are promising to give chemical free cosmetics but the best is to make it at home. Certain pros and cons are there with natural makeup. Some of the pros are that there will be control over the ingredients used, consistency and it saves time and money in the long run, whereas some of the cons are there will be an investment in the supplies and spaces required to keep the supplies. Another major problem is, in the beginning, it will take some time in order to achieve the perfect makeup.
Chemical based makeup can be substituted with organic makeup. One can achieve the full-face makeup look using only homemade natural ingredients. Some of the ways to make cosmetics at home are:
Foundation: The base of makeup is the foundation. This product varies from person to person as it depends on the skin tone. Every other person has different skin tone and one needs to be very careful while buying the foundation as it needs to match with the skin. But if the foundation is made at home then with the help of some trial and error one can achieve the desired skin tone.
To make the foundation at home some of the ingredients required are arrowroot powder, cocoa powder or cinnamon or nutmeg, jojoba oil or olive oil or almond oil. First for the base arrowroot powder is taken. For dark skin tone one teaspoon of arrowroot powder is taken and one tablespoon for light skin tone. Then after that slowly cinnamon, cocoa powder and nutmeg is added until the desired color is reached. This will give the powder foundation. In order to get liquid foundation 5 to 6 drops of any of the oil should be mixed with the mixture to get the desired consistency. With the use of a brush the foundation can be applied to the face.
Concealer: This is mainly used to cover the dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. Concealer can be made at home with very minimal ingredients such as argan oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, Shea butter and pure pigments which are available at the beauty store. Firstly, the argan oil should be taken in the desired quantity which helps to fight the signs of skin aging. Then the beeswax or cocoa butter or any other thickening agent is mixed to get the right consistency. Then the pigment is to be mixed to get the right skin color.
Lipstick: Lipstick is one of the most important parts of makeup. Majority of the lipsticks found in the stores are chemical based. To get the base of the lipstick which can also be used as lip chap beeswax, Shea butter and coconut oil is required. One teaspoon of each ingredient should be mixed to get the base of the look. Then for red color, a bit of beet root powder can be added. For brown color, cocoa powder or cinnamon can be added to the base to get the color. To make the lipstick have a nice scent any essential oil of choice can be added.
Kajal: Kohl or kajal is commonly used by women all over the world. Applying kajal enhance the beauty of the eyes and add drama. In the ancient time kajal was made at home but eventually, commercial kajal became easily available. But as the store bought kajal have chemically mixed in them it can be harmful to the eyes. To make the kajal at home few things are required such as two bowls, a small lamp with oil and wick in it, a steel plate and castor oil. The lamp is to be lit and placed on the floor and the bowls should be placed on both sides. Then some castor oil is to be applied on the steel plate and should be placed on top of the bowls, the oiled side facing the lamp. Let the plate be in that position for half an hour. The castor oil will eventually burn and the soot can be taken off the plate and stored in a container. Few drops of oil can be applied to get the right texture of the kajal.