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Create Your Own Halloween Makeup

By MoodMe
Halloween is almost here and it's time to perfect your costumes! Whether you're going the store-bought route or DIY-ing it this year, there’s one aspect of a killer costume you can’t do without: makeup! There’s just one issue with going full faced into our best Halloween costume- who even knows what traditional Halloween makeup is made up of anyway? If you’re hesitant to use Halloween makeup on your own skin or your children’s skin because you’re nervous about breakouts or rashes- you’re in the right place! You can absolutely make it yourself and have complete control of the ingredients!

Depending on how often you already DIY for your own skincare needs, you might already have a lot of these ingredients lying around. If not, no worries, as they can be all easily purchased off of Amazon from reputable sellers.

Below you’ll find the general recipe for making a wax/oil “infusion” makeup stick, plus a list of potential colorants. Think: activated charcoal for black, zinc oxide for white, turmeric for yellow, etc. 

You’ll first need to decide what sort of container you want to store your handcrafted Halloween makeup in. We tried both chapstick tubes and mini deodorant tubes- and both worked great. These twist up tubes make it not only super easy to apply, but if you aren’t quite satisfied with the final color of your makeup, you can easily twist it out, re-melt, and start again.

Ready? Let’s do this!

The Recipe

- 1 tsp. Wax (We used beeswax but if you want to go the vegan route, candelilla wax works as well)

- 1 tsp. oil of choice (Don’t overthink it- go with what you have on hand or what you know your skin likes! We used Sweet Almond Oil)

- 1/4 tsp. Colorant (See list below for choices, feel free to play around with this amount depending on what color you’re looking for. Add color slowly as you can always add more.)

- 1/4 tsp. clay (Bentonite, Kaolin, etc for a smooth, applicable consistency)

Organic Sweet Almond Oil

We started in our kitchen - creating everyday essentials that were safe for our growing family. Soon we discovered that living a natural lifestyle could be easy, beautiful, and affordable - and are still proving it today by making products in small batches, and using responsibly sourced, clean ingredients that are kind to you and the planet. - The Sky Organics Family

Our Organic Sweet Almond Oil gently moisturizes skin and helps keep it looking nourished and healthy. Use our oil as a body moisturizer, massage oil, carrier oil for atmotherapy, or in DIY recipes.

Aztec Secret – Indian Healing Clay  – The Original 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite Clay 

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay contains 100% Pure Calcium Bentonite Clay, which has been used for centuries to beautify and refresh when used as a facial or body mask. 

Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River and the Arabian Desert over 1800 years ago, as part of her beauty ritual. German and roman spas have been using clay packs and treatments in the spas they built 4,000 years ago. Many of these spas still exist and use clay even today. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is calcium bentonite clay harvested from Death Valley, California, where it is sun-dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees. 

There are so many uses for our clay: Facials, acne, body wraps, clay baths, foot soaks, chilled clay for knee packs, and insect bites. Enjoy the benefits of clay in your own home. 

To Make

- Use a double boiler to heat the beeswax and oil together until the wax is fully melted.

- Mix well and slowly add in the colorant(s) and clay.

- Test for the color with a small amount of the mixture on your hand. Add more pigments as necessary until you reach your desired color. 

- Pour or transfer the mixture with a plastic pipette into your empty chapstick or mini deodorant tubes.

- Allow to cool and fully harden before use.

Color Options

Here is a list of natural herbs, powders and clays that make excellent colorants for homemade Halloween makeup. 

Red: Alkanet root, Hibiscus, Moroccan Red clay
Pink: Beetroot powder, Pomegranate Powder, Pink clay
Orange: Paprika, Pumpkin Powder
Yellow: Turmeric
Green: Spirulina, Chlorella, Green clay
Blue: Blue Majik Spirulina, Blue Clay
Purple: Açaí Berry Powder 
Brown: Cacao powder
Black: Activated Charcoal
White: Kaolin Clay

Sunwink Berry Calm Organic Superfood Powder Mix

ALL NATURAL & ORGANIC: We use 5 simple ingredients that compliment each other with an active benefit. We don't believe in the "kitchen sink" methodology. USDA Organic, vegan, plant based

Pure Hawaiian Spirulina Powder 

NATURALLY GROWN IN THE USA - Hawaiian Spirulina is grown naturally in Kona, Hawaii, USA, since 1984. Our unique farm to bottle process ensures high quality products from a source you can trust.

Not to mention the color choices you can have with Micas! Micas add that touch of sparkle and come in every hue of the rainbow! It’s important to note that mica isn’t considered “natural” in the basic sense of the word. So you might want to do a little extra research to decide if adding mica colorants is right for you!

Happy Halloween Makeup-making!

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