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With or without make up believe me, you are a natural beauty.  Consider the miracle it takes to make a beautiful human being. From the Egyptian era thousands of years ago to now, make-up has been used for centuries to enhance the natural beauty we already have.

A natural lipstick would normally cost around $26-$45 dollars and a top french brand may set you back $50-$60. Instead of using unknown chemicals on your face from lipstick to contouring bronzer you can make your own. We’re going to show you how to make your own, lipsticks, bronzers and contour powder for around $2.00-$5.00. 
 
Also there are wonderful ways to customize your products. You can add Rescue remedy in your lip balms for stress, cinnamon as a natural lip plumper, rose or peppermint essential oils, beeswax with a little honey for sweet nourishment. Experiment to make your own and get it right for you. Cleaning up is essential with hot water as wax and these butters can harden and make a mess.
 
What we are making
Bronzer
Contour 
Blush Tint
Lip Balm
Lip Gloss 
Lip Stick
 
Ingredients and what they are for
Organic Beetroot Powder 100g $7.75 For natural red colour or use red mica
Vegetable Gylcerine 250ml $11.80 For gloss, emulsifies
Beeswax Bar $2.20 Gives it hardness
Organic Cocoa Butter $5.00 Creamy texture
Cocoa Powder (unsweetened) $5.00 Natural colour
Cinnamon Powder $2.30 Natural shine and stimulator to the skin
Organic Coconut oil $9.00 Hardens at room temperature
Castor oil $10.00 Adds stickiness and gloss
Vitamin E Antioxidant and protective
 
Information and other things you’ll need
Sterilized containers of your choice. I like the old make up containers or pretty new inventive ones from the $2.00 shops.
Rubbing alcohol, Vodka, Brandy, Gin or Tequila for sterilization or to make the bronzing powder.
 
Red natural colours: Beetroot powder, blueberry powder and red mica. The natural colours are more dense and will sink to the bottom or not mix well especially with beeswax, so after making you do have to stir them to mix well. Use castor oil instead of glycerine because gylcerine stops it from mixing well. 
 
Customise your own
Non toxic Crayons e.g. Crayola, for colour and texture although the colour is not natural and wax is petroleum so if you’re going for pure natural forget this. 
Old lipsticks, perhaps these aren’t natural but if you’re on a budget you’re on the right track.
Red or pink food colouring. Again not natural but will pigment your balm, blusher or lipstick.
Bach flowers Rescue Remedy
Honey, Vanilla essence, essential Rose oil or Peppermint oil
Cute stickers so you can brand your own makeup.
 
How to make your own beauty products 
Bronzer
Use Vodka, Brandy, Gin, Tequila or white spirit (or rubbing alcohol) and paper towel to sterilize old product and container you wish to store your DIY bronzer in. Take a spoonful of cocoa. A generous shake of cinnamon powder and enough alcohol to make a paste, effectively pressing the powders together.
Mixed evenly, put two spoons of the mix into your container. Press paper towel down on the mixture as hard as you can to flatten and absorb excess moisture. 
Clean off excess powder to make it tidy and freeze overnight. Use a contour brush to contour your cheek bones, forehead, nose or chin.
 
Liquid bronzer, contour tint or lip tint
Spoonful of coconut oil with a spoonful of cocoa and a sprinkle of cinnamon (optional, some people find it too stimulating on the skin). Mix together and put in your sterilized container and you’re ready to go. Use on areas you want to contour. Avoid your eyes as cinnamon may be too strong for some. I used it on mhy lips and it was brilliant.
Coconut oil sets and goes hard at room temperature so warm it between your fingertips before you apply and blend in to contour or in a cup of hot water.
 
Cheek or Lip Tint
1 tablespoon of glycerine
Colouring of choice (red colouring, old red lipstick or a non toxic red or pink crayon)
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
If you don’t want to use a microwave (1 minute) use a double boiler (bain marie) just watch the heat. Poor into your favourite container or plastic squeezy bottle using a plastic syringe and its ready.)
 
Lip balm
1/2 bar of beeswax grated is easier. 
2 cubes of cocoa-butter
1 tablespoon of glycerine
Colouring of choice (16%) or a crayon, finely powdered beetroot powder or red mica
Vitamin E a natural preservative and moisturiser
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
 
If you don’t want to use a microwave (1 minute) use a double boiler (bain marie) just watch the heat. Add the vitamin E and stir in. 
Customize
You can flavour with honey, peppermint oil or rose oil. Add 2 drops of Rescue Remedy if you don’t use the peppermint oil to protect your lips from the harsh winter dryness. If you’re stressed just lick your lips.  If you want a mild limp plumper add a dash of cinnamon. 
 
 Lip Gloss
1 teaspoon of glycerine 
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of castor oil (or olive oil) 
1 block of grated cocoa butter 
1 Vitamin E capsule
Customize
1 tsp of honey
Colouring of choice  or a crayon
Heat all the ingredients in a double boiler or Bain Marie. Mix well, pour into containers and let it set over night in the freezer. 
Use a plastic syringe if you want to put in a lip gloss container. Or pour into small containers. 
 
 
Lip Stick
1 tablespoon of grated beeswax
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 blocks of grated cocoa butter
1 Vitamin E capsule
Customize
Colouring of choice or a crayon or old lipstick in the colour of your choice. You can also flavour with honey, rose oil or peppermint oil.
Heat all the ingredients in a water bath-double boiler or Bain Marie until the mixture is smooth and glossy. Mix well, pour into sterilized old lipstick container, or pour into small container and let it set over night in the freezer.  
 
 
References
Begoun P, Barron B. 2008. Don’t go to the cosmetics store without me. 7th Ed. Beginning Press. Washington. USA. 
 
Schlossman M, 2002. The chemistry and maintenance of cosmetics; Volume 3 Ingredients. Book 1 and 2. Allured Publishing. IL. USA. 
 
[Web accessed online 26 May 2016. Lipgloss testing 8 recipes. www.curious-soapmaker.com.] 
 
[Web accessed online, Youtube,  25 May 2016. DIY- make your own bronzer #Rclbeauty101Bronzer]