Here at Little Soap HQ we believe that everyone can follow an all natural beauty regime if they wish to. With an abundance of make up products on the market, all claiming to be the number one must have for ‘flawless skin’ or a ‘radiant glow’, it’s easy to get sucked in to the latest beauty buys. Add to that the fact that we humans are creatures of habit; we like to stick to the products we know work well for us; we have a hard time branching out to try new things. All of this can make it difficult to make the switch to an all natural make-up bag. Honestly though, making the switch doesn’t have to be hard work. Here are three little beauty swaps for an all natural make-up bag you can make today.
Before you start
Remember why you’re doing this. Everything that you put onto your skin goes into your body, so it’s vital you choose your products wisely. All those chemicals and additives that manufacturers add to their cosmetics make a difference to your body – and that’s before we even start on the potential environmental impact some of these ingredients can have. So while you reinforce your reasons why you want an all natural make-up bag, think also about how hard it can be for some to break a habit of a lifetime. So take it slowly, if you need to. Keep an open mind and do your research. Read this post for more advice and guidance.
So here are three little swaps that could make all the difference to your beauty regime…
The base of every face… and yes, you can swap it out for an all natural alternative. Make your own using:
- Arrowroot powder
- Cocoa powder
- Bentonite clay
- French green clay
To make your foundation, you need to mix small amounts of each ingredient until you have a colour that matches your skin tone. Quantities obviously vary from person to person, but if you do need a little extra balancing you can always add a little more french green clay for pink tones, more ginger for olive skin and more cocoa powder and cinnamon for darker skin tones.
This is a powder foundation, so it may be a little different to your usual brand, but give it a try and see what you think. Use a brush to apply in a circular motion.
A girl needs a little colour in her cheeks, and there’s really no reason why she has to suffer an array of chemicals to get it either! Make your own using:
- Arrowroot powder
- Beetroot powder
- Hibiscus powder
Again, mix small amounts of each ingredient until you have your desired shade. Experiment with this. You might want to leave out the hibiscus or you might want to leave out the beetroot powder. You can also add small amounts of ginger or cocoa powder to achieve different shades. Apply with a brush.
This one could not be more simple! Get rid of your eyeliner right now, and invest in a pot of activated charcoal. That’s it! Simply dip your brush, tap of the excess and apply. Easy peasy!
As already mentioned, making the swap to an all natural make-up bag can be a gradual thing. Take your time, find the products that you can swap out easily and research into products available to buy that also match your ethics. As a general guide, avoid parabens, synthetic fillers, polyethelene glycols (otherwise known as PEG’s), nanoparticles and silicones. Always read the labels and have fun experimenting!