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I’m going to be honest with you. I am not a makeup person.
I don’t wear makeup on a day-to-day basis. To me, makeup is for when I want to look nice. When I want my eyes to pop and my skin to look even.
And how to I do that? Mascara, foundation, and coverup. I don’t even bother with blush, shadow, or eyeliner. I am not a makeup person.
A big part of this is time, money, and energy. I don’t care enough unless it’s an important event or I’m feeling really crummy about how I look. Another part is the makeup itself. I always heard makeup clogs your pores. And that is the last thing I need. And once I made my transition to chemical free, I realized that the ingredients are pretty nasty.
But you can make your own makeup! And that’s really cool! It’s a great way to have fun with makeup without the harmful ingredients. But I only have so many containers and ingredients and I don’t want to have to buy things I’ll only use for makeup I don’t wear much.
Enter Pronounce Skincare!
Jess over at Pronounce Skincare (formerly Scratch Mommy Skincare) is pretty awesome. She is the creator behind Scratch Mommy Magazine, and makes all sorts of skincare products – sunscreen, lotion, bug spray, lip balm, etc. All of her products contain minimal ingredients, and they are all ingredients that are natural, organic, and safe to use on skin. All ingredients you can pronounce. Sometimes it can be nice to be able to buy a beauty product, you know?
Now, for those of us who can’t necessarily afford to buy the products, Jess has many recipes on her blog so you can make them yourself. Once again, though, when it comes to makeup, I just really don’t have the energy. So when Jess started selling her homemade foundation, I was all over that!
Pronounce Skincare sells this foundation in 3 shades from light to dark. If you aren’t sure what shade you need, you can email her and she will help you out, which is really cool. I purchased the light shade, and it was good for my Irish-toned skin. That Irish-toned skin also very much so appreciated that the foundation also works as a sunscreen – at least SPF20.
The ingredients are simple, and this foundation could easily be made in your home. In fact, she has posted the recipe on her blog!
To put it simply, I love this foundation. It applies and soaks in easily to the skin. It is light and moisturizing, but not greasy. There is not a lot of coverage; it doesn’t cover up blemishes or anything. However, it does help even out my skin tone, which is always incredibly welcome. This homemade foundation would make a great daily moisturizer.
Looking for more coverage?
Like I said, this foundation is very light and doesn’t cover up a lot. If you want a bit more coverage, Jess also sells a foundation powder with just 5 ingredients, all of which I currently have in my house. You can make your own with her DIY recipe. I’ve never used a powder before, so using it was kind of a new experience for me and unfortunately I ran out of arrowroot powder before I could get the color right. I liked how it looked and felt (as a powder, the color was much too dark where I had to leave it), but I won’t use it as part of my makeup routine. I don’t think powder is for me. I’ll stick to the cream foundation.
Do you make any of your own makeup, or do you prefer to find safe products to buy?
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