I was tooling around our local health food store, Amber Waves, and I came across clay powder. Red and Green. Well I bought it. I had an idea it would be good for making makeup. I was right!
I followed the guidance provided by Wellness Mama, but instead of using cocoa powder and cinnamon (these are all wrong for my skin tone) I used the clay.
|I found this at the local health food store,
score! Only $3 each.
|Things I always have around the house. I used the
arrowroot powder but skipped the
cinnamon and cocoa.
I grabbed some scratch paper, to keep track of how much of each ingredient I added. I started with 2 tsp of arrowroot powder. I added a half a tsp of red clay and 1 quarter tsp of green clay.
|Using an old empty powder container,
I made my first batch of basic powder.
|A side by side comparison with
my expensive mineral makeup.
|Top, expensive mineral makeup.
Bottom inexpensive homemade clay makeup!
You could press the powder mixture into a compact with a spritz of alcohol if you prefer the pressed powder. I prefer loose powder so I’m all set
Just for curiosity’s sake I tried patting on a little of the powder after moisturizing in the morning and it was darker than when I brushed it on without the moisturizer. It will absorb moisture, so if you are using a lot of moisturizer you will want to make sure you’re face has absorbed it before putting on the powder. I am assuming the same is true for cocoa and cinnamon since all these are absorbent and will become darker when damp. In this case it became a pretty shade of clay red, which would be nice on lips or maybe even just a little on cheeks, but not all over.
I will have to see how this pans out. I may just go straight arrowroot powder to absorb shine and avoid the color except for highlighting. I don’t wear much makeup, so this is low priority, but there may be updates in the future should I find something that works better.