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Blend your own makeup to save money and customize the color and intensity of your products. It also allows you to monitor the ingredients, making sure that your skin gets the most natural and healthy treatment possible. Apply a liquid makeup highlighter to cheeks, eyes and even areas of your body such as your shoulders and decolletage to make your skin glow.

Measure 3/4 cup grapeseed oil, 1/2 cup coconut oil and 1/2 ounce of beeswax.

Combine the oils and beeswax in a double boiler and heat over low heat until melted. Heat mixture to 170 degrees and keep it at this temperature for 15 minutes to kill any bacteria. Let the oil mixture cool.

Measure 4 tablespoons of dried calendula into a glass jar.

Boil 2/3 cup of distilled water and then pour it over the dried calendula. Let steep for 30 minutes.

Strain the water using cheesecloth into a glass bowl. Add 1/3 cup of pure aloe vera and 2 teaspoons of wheat germ oil to the water.

Blend the cooled oil mixture with the distilled water mixture using a stick mixer.

Pour cream into a clean glass jar.

Spoon a few ounces of your homemade cream into a small glass jar that has a secure lid.

Mix in loose mineral powder a little at a time, testing the intensity of the highlighter on the back of your hand. Keep adding mineral powder until you get the desired color and sparkle. Mix two colors of mineral powder if you want to try a custom shade. Mineral powder is a cosmetic grade fine powder made of natural pigments, and ground minerals such as titanium dioxide and mica.


Keep your makeup refrigerated to prevent mold and bacteria growth. Use the excess cream to moisturize your body and face or experiment with different colored highlighters.

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