Are you fond of making your own makeup? Then read further if you are on the hunt for a simple recipe for a homemade concealer. What’s so great about this product is it contains all-natural ingredients only, so you know it can hide those blemishes and dark circle under your eyes effectively but without leaving your skin irritated.
The recipe you will find below also allows you to come up with your very own highlighter. No good makeup kit of today is complete without a highlighter! This very important beautifying tool helps illuminate certain areas of your face, allowing you to do all sorts of illusions — from making your eyes look bigger to making your nose seem thinner. The use of a highlighter also helps reflect light on certain areas of your face, making you instantly seem younger!
You simply have to eliminate one of the ingredients in order to turn your homemade concealer into highlighter. (Okay, the said ingredient is cocoa powder that makes the DIY concealer mimic your skin tone and smell a little chocolate-y!)
Here’s how to make your very own concealer:
- 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
- 1 teaspoon of witch hazel
- 1 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
- 1 teaspoon of shea butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of emulsifying wax
- 2 tablespoons of zinc oxide powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of bentonite clay
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder
- Grab your double boiler. Melt your shea butter and emulsifying wax.
- Once melted, add your jojoba oil, witch hazel and aloe vera gel into it. Use a whisk to mix all of the ingredients thoroughly.
- Turn off the heat.
- Mix in your zinc oxide powder and bentonite clay.
- Add a pinch of cocoa powder at a time. Remember to mix your homemade concealer each time in order to see whether or not you have already achieved the desired color.
- Let the mixture cool for a while.
- Apply a small amount on your forehead and inner arm. Not the right color? Simply add some more cocoa powder.
- Once completely cool, transfer your DIY concealer to your desired container.
That’s how simple it is to come up with a homemade concealer that’s out of all-natural ingredients only. Since it does not contain harsh chemicals, it won’t exacerbate your acne if you want to use this product to keep those unsightly red blemishes away from everyone’s view.
Again, you may use the simple recipe above for making your very own highlighter. All you have to do is scrap the addition of cocoa powder. Apply your DIY highlighter across the forehead, on the inner corners of your eyes, above the cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose to accentuate these features!
By the way, here are a few things to consider:
- Instead of jojoba oil, you may use argan oil instead.
- If you don’t have bentonite clay on hand but you have kaolin clay or earth clay that you use for your other DIY makeup, feel free to opt for it.
- Ensure that your zinc oxide powder is the type that’s non-micronized and non-nano as the molecules are large enough to sit on your skin rather than get absorbed.
- Don’t have time to whip up the base lotion consisting of jojoba oil, witch hazel, aloe vera gel, shea butter and emulsifying wax? There’s a shortcut! Simply reach for a bottle of any organic lotion of your liking. Just use 3 tablespoons of it and add your zinc oxide powder, bentonite clay and cocoa powder into it.
- It’s a good idea to make the color of your homemade concealer a tad lighter than your natural skin tone. This way, it will be very good at hiding those blemishes and dark circles under your peepers.