How to Make Cocoa Powder Eye Shadow {DIY Make-Up}

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Most make up is full of chemicals. I buy the most natural makeup I can find, but it can be expensive.

I recently stumbled upon the fact that some foods can be used as makeup! This is usually super frugal and relatively easy too.

One of the simplest methods for creating an all-natural eye shadow is to use cocoa powder!

If you like to wear brown eyeshadow, then give this a try.

Of course, be careful not to get cocoa powder in your eye! Remove immediately if any allergic reaction occurs.

How to Use Cocoa Powder as Eyeshadow |

How to use Cocoa Powder as Eye Shadow:

Use straight: Pour a little cocoa powder in a small jar or dish and apply with a cotton ball, q-tip, or make-up brush.

To make eye shadow a lighter brown add a small amount of arrowroot powder . This will also make the eye shadow smoother, and easier to apply.

To make eye shadow a darker brown, add a small amount of activated charcoal

If you are just starting out with homemade make up. This is a perfect place to start!

Need more ideas? Check out these wonderful eBooks:

Make Your Own Make Up from Organic Food or Minerals by Health Extremist

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DIY Organic Beauty Recipes by Mommypotomaus


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What make up essentials would you like to learn to make?

This post was originally published on Apr 8, 2014

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This is Day 25 in the 31 Days of Natural Beauty Series

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