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DIY Makeup Recipes

DIY Makeup Recipes

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  1. Hi Jenni- Just came across your blog and very excited to try some of your recipes. One question I have is you do not have any creams with sunscreen protection. Do you have any advise on how to add to your day face creams.

    1. Kathy-Hi! Glad you’re here! I don’t add any type of sunscreen because it’s a liability issue for me-I can’t prove how much SPF a DIY product has so I just don’t feel comfortable adding something like zinc oxide and then telling readers it’s safe to go out in the sun. For that reason, I don’t add it to even my own personal DIYs. I use a makeup that has an SPF in it and in the summer I use a moisturizer from Coola that has an SPF of 30. My DIY moisturizers get saved for the evening routine in the summer.

  2. Hello Jenni! Just found your blog (thank you Pinterest) and I will certainly try many of your recipes as soon as I can! About the SPF dilemma of your face products I suggest to add a few drops of carrot seed essential oil: it has a very high SPF in it. I have a very pale skin that burns at nothing. Last week at the beach I mixed a drop of this essential oil in my hand with a bit of jojoba oil and used it as a sunscreen on my face (just to try). When I came back home, all my body had a beautiful reddish sunburn (yay…) except for my face that stayed as white as snow! I think this would be a very interesting alternative if you don’t want to use zinc oxide in your face moisturizer, or even in the liquid mineral foundation.

    1. Zoe! Thanks so much for sharing this! I had heard of carrot seeds high SPF but hadn’t put it to the test! This is great to know! One thing I have found about carrot seed essential oil that is so cool is that if you use it in your beauty routine, it will actually protect you from the sun even when you aren’t wearing it! Certain foods and oils can protect you from the inside out which is amazing and I never realized it till this summer!

  3. I’m trying to organize a product swap between several of us who have websites or blogs that promote DIY natural beauty or healthy living. I’m inviting Marie Rayma of Humblebee and Me, Susan Barclay Nichols of Point of Interest, Heather from Mommypotamus, Wellness Mama and you. I think if we all swap products we would all get great new treats and have a lot of fun learning from each other. My name is Stephanie Cloud Seery, my company is Cloud Nine Foods and Sundries, I make jam and canned organic treats as well as soaps and luxury bath and beauty items. It’s a pleasure to meet you! I hope you’ll join us. You can email me at

  4. Dear Jenni,

    Thanks so much for your amazing website, i can’t wait to start making my own beauty products and make-up! I have two questions: Naturally, i read the make-up tutorial, but i would really like to see a video of a make-up routine using your own products! I haven’t come across any video’s, but maybe i missed them? It would really help me to -hopefully 🙂 -look as good as you do!

    Warmest regards & have a great week!
    Cris Bazuin.

    1. Cris-No videos yet-I haven’t figured that out and plus I’m a dork and my cover might be blown if I actually video myself-ha! I am looking into it though. Thanks for your kind words!

    1. Megan-Which makeup recipe are we talking about? The mineral makeup lasts years. Anything that is just powder is going to last years. Once you add oil, I would say around 6 mos.

  5. Hi Jenni,

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I have been trying to find proper cosmetics recipes using proper pigments for a while (unfortunately there are a lot of cocoa powder recipes which are completely useless).

    I don’t suppose you have good recipes for making mascara and eyeliner? I haven’t been able to find ones that don’t immediately smudge off.

    Also do you have any recommendations on what you need to add to foundation recipes to ensure they stay on all day (long wear)?

    Many thanks


    1. Melanie-You’re welcome! I don’t even venture into mascara and eye liner because I believe it takes something beyond DIY to keep those to products from smudging. As far as foundation-I don’t have an issue with all day wear, mine seems to last. However, I’m sure one of the ingredients would help with that but I’m not sure which it would be. Possible the kaolin clay? I’m sorry-I’m not much help with this question!

  6. Hi jenni i will be very thankfull to your mineral powder base making recipe its very good now i want to make a mineral cream base foundation can you guide me to make this.thanks

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