But don't let that deter you right away! I'm going to do more research and see what I can add/take away to make this even better. It's too awesome to not work!
All you need is:
- French Green Clay (I bought mine at Whole Foods)
- Corn Starch
- Cocoa Powder (optional for color)
Here's how it went for me.
I started small, with a 1/2 tsp of corn starch.
Then a 1/2 tsp of French green clay.
Then about 1/16 tsp of cocoa powder.
And this is what it looked like. A bit too green for me.
So I added more cocoa powder.
Then more corn starch to lighten it.
Even better, but not quite.
More of each!
This was my final color. It's not what I was expecting but it doesn't look like that color on your face. It blends into your skin very well.
As you can see, I didn't make all that much. This old spice jar works perfectly, especially if I make more!
Tips and hints:
- This is more of a translucent powder than a powder foundation.
- French green clay is used widely for facial masks and is completely natural. It's full of important minerals for our bodies and skin.
- Corn starch acts as an oil absorber but it won't dry out your skin.
- Some with sensitive skin may have reactions so be cautious if you have sensitive skin. I had no issues.
- If you want, buy all organic ingredients. I just used what I had on hand. Even all organic you can buy the ingredients for less than $10. How many make up brands are THAT cheap??
- Because it's a powder, you'll need to apply a moisturizer first in order for the powder to stick to your skin. I recommend using Alba Organics SPF 15 Daily Moisturizer. It's light, organic and I love it! (Not paid, just love the stuff.)
- One awesome benefit of this is you can simply add more cocoa powder for the summer months when you're more tan then make a lighter batch for winter! So awesome!
- It's gluten-free!! I know this is extremely important for many people. Before this, I didn't have any clue that make up could have gluten in it!
- Even if it doesn't turn out right, you didn't waste hardly anything but time! French green clay is great for face masks so mix your leftovers with some water for a mini spa night. Treat yo'self!
I haven't made one yet. I really didn't see a major difference with the make up. It also seemed to wipe off way too easily. I'm not giving up yet, though because I really want this to work. How cool would it be to make all of your own make up for pennies?? I'm glad I didn't buy the 1lb jar of green clay to start with, though! I'm going to do more research and see what I can find to improve upon this. I don't want to give it up yet!
What's your favorite kind of make up? Do you go au-natural whenever possible? What's your best make up trick? If you've used this recipe before, any tips or tricks for me?
Till next time,