Wondering why your products just aren’t working as well anymore? Maybe, just maybe they’re already past their prime! Take a look at the makeup expiry chart and determine which products of yours are headed for the trash bin.

When to Toss the Goods

Homemade Makeup

Ladies, you know how expensive foundation can be and how many harmful chemicals can be in it. If you’re looking to try something a little more natural then try out these recipes below!

P.S. Please be careful with the cinnamon if you have sensitive skin!

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DIY Homemade Foundation

Ingredients:

Base: Arrowroot powder

Color: Cocoa powder, cinnamon, nutmeg

Directions:

1. Start with a base of arrowroot powder (1 tsp. for dark skin – 1 Tbs. for light skin)

2. Slowly add in one or combination of the cocoa powder, cinnamon, or nutmeg until you reach your desired tone. Not a lot of precise measuring just play around until it fits your skin tone.

3. Use a brush to apply foundation. Make sure to tap off excess before swiping face.

Want to turn it into a cream foundation? It’s super easy.

Homemade Foundation Cream

Use powder from recipe above, add a few drops of one of the following liquids (start with one or two drops and add slowly after you mix):

•olive oil

•jojoba oil

•sweet almond oil

You can push this into a compact and use a brush like you would normally, or you can add more to create a liquid.

Read more: http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/homemade-foundation.html#ixzz2k6PRVN00

Secret to Smooth Foundation Application

foundationEver feel like the “peach fuzz” on your face is too noticeable, even with makeup? It probably has something to do with your makeup application!

Although you want to wash your face and apply your moisturizer with upwards strokes to help lessen fine lines and a sagging face, the opposite is true for foundation and powder. Most of us have a little bit of hair on our face, and it tends to grow downwards. If you apply your makeup with upward strokes, it will cause your “peach fuzz” to stick strait up, making it more noticeable.