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How to make homemade ecological makeup

The recipes to make homemade or natural makeup are being sought more every day. The main reasons are several, from helping to take care of the planet without giving up a beautiful look and skin care, to avoiding the use of commercial chemicals that, in the long run, greatly damage the dermis. In addition, it is really easy to do it at home and it is cheaper.

If you are wondering how you can do natural makeup at home, then you have come to the right place. In Green Ecology we are going to explain to you how to make homemade ecological makeup , so that you can look a well-cared and more beautiful face, while also taking care of the environment. In the following recipes we teach you how to make a cinnamon makeup base, strawberry blush, cocoa eyeliner, algae or saffron shadows, activated charcoal mascara and shea butter lip balm.

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  1. How to make ecological makeup base
  2. Homemade blush or blush
  3. Homemade eyeliner and eyeshadow
  4. How to make homemade mascara
  5. How to make easy homemade lip balm
  6. How to make homemade lip balm with color

How to make ecological makeup base

More and more people are looking for ways to make chemical-free makeup to take better care of their skin, to contribute to less pollution and to avoid the use of animals in the tests and tests that are carried out on some products before they are released for sale. This option is also cheaper than quality cosmetic products and offers excellent results, both in the finish and for the health of the skin. For example, to make homemade makeup base for the face or base we can choose the following recipe:


  • 1/4 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon red clay or cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Buy the ingredients mentioned, keeping in mind that if you want it to be ecological makeup, they will have to be products with an ecological label.
  2. Choose a jar or jar that you will store your face base in.
  3. Add the cornstarch or cornmeal to the bowl, then the cocoa or red clay, and finally the cinnamon. If you want the tone to be darker, add more cocoa or red clay.
  4. With the help of a long toothpick or with a teaspoon, stir the ingredients very well, until you see that they have been well integrated and the resulting mixture is homogeneous. You will already have your homemade and ecological makeup base ready.
  5. If you were wondering how to make homemade cream makeup or liquid foundation, you just have to add to this mixture a tablespoon of moisturizing facial cream that is ecological, either homemade or made by yourself. You just have to mix very well so that the mixture is perfectly integrated.

Now that you know how to make an ecological makeup base at home , you can encourage yourself to do the rest of your makeup products, such as blush or mascara.

Homemade blush or blush

To continue learning how to make makeup based on natural products , after having prepared your homemade face foundation, now it’s time to prepare homemade blush or blush to highlight the cheeks. In the following recipe we show you an inexpensive and simple way to prepare your own blush:


  • 1/4 of cup of beetroot powder
  • 1/4 of cup of natural strawberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil


  1. Buy all the ingredients with an organic product label . If you cannot find powdered or dehydrated beets, since they are not sold in all countries, you can crush a few pieces with the mortar or you can use the blender directly.
  2. Add the beet, the strawberries without leaves and the olive oil in the blender, process the ingredients and, when you see the homogeneous mixture, you will have the blush ready.
  3. The best way to apply this homemade blush, as it is not powder, is to use your fingers or a fine brush.
  4. Make sure you store it in a tight-fitting jar and keep it in a dry place. Remember to clean the brush well after each use.

Homemade eyeliner and eyeshadow

Other highly sought after natural cosmetic products are eyeliners and eye shadows . To make them at home you just have to follow these tips and simple steps:

Homemade eyeliner

  • Coconut oil : half the capacity of the container that you are going to use to store the eyeliner.
  • Cocoa powder or activated carbon: depending on whether you want a more brownish or a very black tone, you will need the amount of these ingredients that is necessary to fill the other half of the container.

To do this, you simply have to mix these two ingredients in the chosen container until we see a homogeneous mixture, with a teaspoon or a toothpick. It is convenient to use the applicator of an old gel eyeliner or similar.

How to make homemade eyeshadows

To prepare eye shadows, you will only have to decide what color or tone you need and get the ingredients that we indicate for each of them below.

  • Greens: powdered algae such as spirulina.
  • Brown: cocoa powder.
  • Oranges and reddish: saffron.
  • Nude and clear: arrowroot or the starch of a light-colored root.

You can choose to simply apply the powder directly or you can try mixing some if you want to achieve a different shade. You can also apply more or less amount on your eyelids because, for example, in the case of saffron, if you use little, you will have an orange tone and if you use more and mix it with cocoa powder, you will have a reddish-brown tone.

How to make homemade mascara

Do you want to know how to make homemade mascara ? Then pay attention to this recipe for homemade ecological makeup and learn how to make eco-friendly, easy and economical mascara.


Steps to follow

  1. Extract the gel from an aloe vera leaf and set it aside.
  2. Buy capsules of vitamin E oil and prick one of them with a needle or make a small cut to extract the necessary drops. Pour them directly into the container you have chosen to store your homemade mascara.
  3. We recommend that you reuse the container of a commercial mascara that you have used up for a long time, because once clean it will be ideal for making this homemade cosmetic, since the elongated shape of the container and the brush will be very useful.
  4. Add the active charcoal and aloe vera gel to the jar.
  5. With the help of a long toothpick or a teaspoon, depending on the size of the container, mix well until you see that the mixture is homogeneous.
  6. You will have your homemade and ecological mascara ready, as long as the ingredients are bought with a label that certifies their ecological origin or you already have them at home, such as the aloe plant.
  7. Keep in mind that, being totally natural ingredients, you have to preserve them very well and clean the brush every time it is used.

How to make easy homemade lip balm

Many people use near bee to make lip balms, but it is not an option that we can really consider eco-friendly. Thus, we recommend using plant products such as shea butter or coconut oil. You will need to follow these directions to make your homemade lip balm :


  • 1 teaspoon of shea butter or cocoa butter.
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut, sweet almond, or olive oil.
  • 1 capsule of vitamin E.


  1. Put a saucepan on the fire to melt the shea or cocoa butter in a double boiler along with the oil you choose to use. Stir with a spoon so it falls apart easily.
  2. When you see it well integrated, remove the mixture from the heat to cool it a bit.
  3. Before it begins to harden, add the contents of a vitamin E capsule and stir to blend.
  4. Pour the mixture, before it hardens, into the container of your choice to store the balm.
  5. Let it sit in the open container for at least 12 hours before you start using it. This way, your homemade and ecological lip balm will be ready.

How to make homemade lip balm with color

If you want a natural and homemade moisturizing lipstick , it is best to add color to a lip balm that you have made. In this case, it will be easy to make this ecological makeup product as you follow the previous recipe but, at the right time, add a natural reddish, pink or purple colorant, such as powdered beet.

You will need to add 1 teaspoon of beet powder just after stirring and integrating the butter and oil well. Stir well again, but if while mixing you think the tone is very light, you can add more beet powder little by little until you find the tone that you like. When the mixture is homogeneous, remove it from the heat. Then, pour the mixture into the container, add the vitamin E, stir, let it cool and, after 12 hours, you can use your homemade lip balm with color .

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Maria Anderson

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