Try These Surprisingly Effective Natural Alternatives for Your Makeup Basics

Homemade Lipstick Instead of Drugstore Brands

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You can make your own lipstick, too. The basic recipe starts with 1 teaspoon each of beeswax pastilles, cocoa butter or shea butter, and coconut oil. Add different ingredients depending on your color choices. Use beetroot powder for red, cocoa powder for brown, bentonite clay for a matte finish and a drop of your favorite essential oil for an added scent.

Homemade Bronzer Rather Than High-End Makeup

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Create homemade bronzer with 1 tablespoon of cinnamon powder, 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 2 teaspoons of arrowroot powder and 15 drops of lavender or rosemary essential oil. Experiment with the mixture and adjust the amounts of the ingredients to get the shade you want.

Homemade Mascara for Luscious Lashes

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Homemade mascara starts with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, 4 teaspoons of aloe vera gel, 1/2 teaspoon of grated beeswax and 2 capsules of activated charcoal for black or 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder for brown. Bat your lashes at those store-bought brands after you try this recipe.

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