How to Make Natural Hypoallergenic Makeup in All Shades

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Hypoallergenic cosmetics protect your skin while enhancing your appearance.
Hypoallergenic cosmetics protect your skin while enhancing your appearance. (Image: Cosmetics image by Frenk_Danielle Kaufmann from Fotolia.com)

Hypoallergenic cosmetics allow you to enhance your appearance without irritating your sensitive or allergy-prone skin. When you make hypoallergenic cosmetics, you can choose your own ingredients and exercise your creativity in mixing all shades of color for your eyes, lips and face. Creating your own hypoallergenic makeup is both rewarding and beneficial to your skin.

Things You'll Need

  • Soy wax
  • Carrier oil
  • Vegetable butter
  • Goat's milk powder
  • Kaolin clay
  • Mica mineral powders (assorted tones)
  • Glass bowls
  • Disposable stirring wands

Creamy Cosmetics

Add 1 tbsp. of soy wax to a glass bowl. Soy wax is a natural, gentle wax that replaces beeswax, which can trigger allergic reactions in some people.

Add 1/2 tsp. of carrier oil to the bowl of wax. Coconut oil is popular in natural makeup formulas but you can also use rose hip oil or palm kernel oil.

Add 1/2 tsp. of vegetable butter to the bowl. Soy butter, hemp seed butter and others are natural butters that add moisturizing boosts to cosmetics.

Microwave the bowl on high for three minutes to melt the wax and oils together thoroughly.

Stir in 2 tbsp. of goat's milk powder to the melted mixture. Goat's milk is naturally hypoallergenic and adds moisturizing and clarifying properties to skincare products. It also gives them a creamy consistency.

Add up to 3 tbsp. of mica mineral powder to create a color of your choice in this basic cream recipe. This creamy base can be used as a lipstick, foundation, concealer, eyeshadow or blush, depending on the color blend you choose to use.

Powder

Add 1 tbsp. of goat's milk powder to a bowl. Add 1 tbsp. of kaolin clay to the powder. Kaolin clay is a natural mineral clay powder used in mineral cosmetics and other products.

Add your own blend of mica mineral powder to the bowl totaling 2 tbsp. Depending on the colors you choose, this powder can be a face powder, eyeshadow, blush or mineral powder foundation.

Cover the bowl and shake it to mix the materials together thoroughly. This light hypoallergenic powder glides over your skin with ease when applied with a kabuki brush.

Tips & Warnings

  • Experiment in a separate bowl using different mica powders. For example, blending tones of ivory, beige, carnation pink and tan creates a useful skin-tone color for foundations and covering powders. Mineral pigments come in virtually every color and can be blended with other mica powders to create your own custom shades. This makes the opportunities limitless when it comes to creating your own makeup in all colors.

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