Natural makeup can be homemade, healthy and save you money. This mostly organic, natural makeup includes translucent, loose face powder and skin-healing eye shadow that can be made with ingredients in your pantry. The potato starch and corn starch can set foundation and give bare skin a matte look without covering up a healthy skin glow or clogging pores.

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Make a loose, translucent face powder using two food starches. Grind 2 tablespoons of potato starch and 2 tablespoons of corn starch with a mortar and pestle. Pour the powder into a jar and shake to mix. Apply dry to skin with a cotton ball, then dab with a moist cotton ball. Set about a teaspoon aside to make your eye shadow.

Tint your face powder. A light addition of cinnamon adds a cinnamon scent and health benefits to the skin and make the powder attractive. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the jar of powder and shake, adding more until you get the desired affect. This isn’t enough to tint the skin, but if you add more cinnamon (keep adding and testing on your inner wrist), you can get enough to give a faint, warm glow to fair skin using this natural makeup powder.

Make a gentle, natural eye shadow. Grind 2 tablespoons of baking cocoa with a mortar and pestle. Mix it in a jar with a pinch of the untinted face powder you made in Step 1. The cocoa gives the color, and the face powder gives it more “adherence.” Apply with a cotton swab or a purchased shadow appliance. For a brighter colors, if you’re not opposed to commercial food coloring, you can buy dry, powdered food coloring (don’t use liquid) and grind the pigment little by little with another batch of untinted face powder, testing on your inner wrist, until you get the color you want.