Start Your Own Natural Beauty Movement With These Three Recipes

We teamed up with Plant Makeup for the ultimate DIY cosmetics

Photo courtesy of Plant Makeup

We can’t deny that today’s beauty industry can be a bit scary at times. With so many brands filling their products with “mystery ingredients” (which may end up being toxic carcinogens) or testing on animals, we have to be wary of what we purchase. However, all this controversy has definitely sparked a natural beauty movement, with a ton of brands putting out cleaner products, and completely organic lines emerging out of the indie beauty scene.

Being that it’s fall—in our opinion, the best time to pursue a DIY hobby and stay busy on a gloomy, cold day—we felt inspired to give making our own cosmetics a try. What if we could create awesome makeup out of things we already have in our kitchen, cosmetics that are completely natural, safe, and worry-free.

We teamed up with Jes, the brains behind Plant Makeup, to come up with three solid recipes for pigmented cosmetics that actually work. Also known as OrangePeelMystic, Jes is an artist who has been studying plants for 12 years. Her mission is to “inspire others to connect more with nature,” and she created Plant Makeup based on this idea. “Nature is the greatest gift in reminding us of who we truly are,” she says.

Below, she walked us through three versatile recipes for a bronzer or blush, a lip or cheek stain (even a lip plumper!), and a variety of eyeshadow shades. All are comprised of ingredients you may already have tucked away in your cupboard or refrigerator (and can be purchased at either a health food store or from a natural herb store, if not).

Click through the gallery below to check out each recipe, and get ready to play.