Whether you like the “au natural” airbrushed look, need a makeup primer, or are trying to tone down oily skin, here is your answer. You can easily create your own natural makeup primer. Now you will have the perfect base to begin applying your makeup and have semi-matte beautiful skin.
What you will need:
Aloe Vera or Face Lotion
Mineral Makeup (optional)
Clay is used in this recipe for its healing mineral content, and its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Both clay and arrowroot powder absorb excess oil and produce a matte finish.
Mix 1/4 teaspoon of clay and 1/4 teaspoon of arrowroot powder in a small bowl with a spoon. Next mix 2-3 teaspoons of aloe vera or face lotion with the clay and arrowroot powder thoroughly. Apply a thin layer with a foundation brush for an even application. Store whatever you haven’t used in a clean container for later. Allow the primer to set for a few minutes before applying your makeup. You can always add a bit of mineral makeup for an natural tint. Also if using aloe vera for this recipe, please refrigerate to extend the shelf life as there are no preservatives and use within 1-2 weeks.
If you’re not big on DIY, Vapour Organic Beauty Stratus Instant Skin Perfector is my favorite organic BB cream. Read more about it here.
(Image by D Sharon Pruitt)