The raw and organic product movement has been taking over grocery stores all over the world. Now that families are picking up on this health trend and high quality organic products are widely accessible to everyone, it isn’t uncommon to see how chicas are beginning to really look at what they are putting into their bodies. What lots of girls and women, like you and I, overlook when considering what harmful additives we consume on a daily basis are the harmful chemicals being put into cosmetics. Think about how long makeup can sit on your skin – the body’s largest organ. Think about how many chemicals are listed in the ingredients, and whether or not you even know what they do or mean scientifically. Latinas come from cultures where the use of natural products for beauty purposes is commonly practiced, but girls often wonder ”aside from using aloe from abuela’s jardin for sunburn and healthy skin, what else is there to use for beauty purposes?” Well, no worries girls! Here are a few quick and simple recipes that will enhance your natural beauty without all the mess of modern day cosmetics:
Liquid to Gel to Powder Eyeliner
- Activated charcoal capsules (you can find these on the vitamin shelf at your grocery store)
- Jojoba or coconut or almond oil
Break 1-4 capsules of activated charcoal to 1 tsp. of oil and mix. Add more or less of the powder or oil depending on the consistency you’d like (more oil = closer to liquid; more charcoal = closer to powder). *HINT – you can use cocoa powder to make a brown liner!
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground nutmeg
- Cocoa powder
- beet root capsules (can find these at the vitamin aisle)
- Corn, tapioca starch or powdered sugar
- Jojoba, almond or coconut oil
According to your skin tone, mix a combination of ingredients in a container.
Tip: Cinnamon = warmth; Nutmeg = sun kissed effect; Cocoa Powder= contour/depth; Beet Root = rouge.
Once you get your desired shade add a few drops of oil. This serves as a moisture agent that allows for the powder to “pack” and adhere onto itself. Mix and pack into a clean compact or container.
*HINT – you can also skip the oil and have a loose powder recipe. (ALSO:
Tip: Skip the beet root and try matching this recipe to your exact shade; this can also be used as a finishing powder and applied all over the face!
- Beet Root Capsules (can be found at a vitamin aisle of any grocery store)
- Jojoba, Coconut or Almond oil
Crush strawberries and Beet Capsules into 1 tsp of oil. Mix vigorously (almost to a whip), adding more oil if needed. Once creamy, transfer to a clean container.
*HINT- you can also add cocoa powder to give an earthy, nude look to your stain.
Tip! When making your own makeup, try using all natural and organic products to avoid problematic ingredients like pesticides and color additives that can harm your body through your skin. Most importantly, rock how great you look in your natural skin!