The artificial ingredients in many store-bought concealers are irritating -- literally!

But making your own all natural concealer is easier than you think. Ditch the conventional stuff and instead try out these three recipes for all-natural concealers that deliver great coverage.

Moisturizing natural concealer

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons argan oil
  • 1 teaspoon shea butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon emulsifying wax
  • 1 tablespoon aloe gel
  • 1 teaspoon witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons zinc oxide
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon French clay

You'll also need a double boiler.

Directions

Melt the shea butter, argan oil, and emulsifying wax in a double boiler until completely melted. Then add the aloe and witch hazel, whisking until completely blended and smooth. Then turn the heat off and add the zinc and French clay. Finally, add the cocoa powder a little bit at a time until you’ve reached the desired color. It should be lighter than your skin tone so that it lightens your skin. Test it on your skin to ensure you’ve gotten the shade right. Spoon the mixture into a jar and allow it to cool.

Adding more zinc oxide will provide more coverage. If you have super dark skin, you won’t need as much zinc. You can add more cocoa powder instead. This concealer also makes a fantastic cream for highlighting and contouring.

Healing concealer

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon capuacu butter
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea buckthorn seed oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon rosehip oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon magnesium stearate
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon titanium dioxide
  • 1/2 teaspoon sericite mica
  • 1 teaspoon zeolite ultrafine clay
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon multani mitti clay

You’ll also need:

  • Yellow iron oxide
  • Red iron oxide
  • Brown iron oxide
  • Green chromium oxide
  • A double boiler

Directions

Melt the beeswax, cupuacu butter, cocoa butter, sea buckthorn seed oil, rosehip oil, vitamin E oil, and magnesium stearate together in a double boiler over medium heat. Then remove from the heat and mix in the titanium dioxide, sericite mica, and clays. After this, play around with the oxides until you reach your exact shade. Make sure to work slowly, taking your time. Blend until you find the color combination that is right for you.

Coconut Mango Concealer

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon mango butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon white bentonite clay
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • Yellow oxide
  • Red oxide
  • Blue oxide
  • Brown oxide

You'll also need a double boiler.

Directions

Using a double boiler, melt the coconut oil, mango butter, and shea butter together on medium heat. Once everything is melted, remove from heat. In a separate bowl, stir the white bentonite clay and arrowroot powder together. Remove the double boiler from the heat, and let everything cool for several minutes until it’s the consistency of honey. Add your bentonite clay to the oil mixture a little bit at a time. Start with small amounts of each until you find the right color blend that matches your skin tone. Store in a jar.

Great all-natural concealers when you just can’t DIY

Making your own cosmetics can be time-consuming. If you don’t have the time or money, consider purchasing an over the counter all-natural one. Here are some on the market.

- Hynt Beauty Duet Perfecting Concealer

This all-natural concealer is full coverage; it will easily cover any blemishes.

 

- Jane Iredale’s Circle Delete Under-Eye Concealer

This all-natural concealer is fantastic for correcting a small amount of discoloration.

 

- W3ll People Bio Correct Multi Action Concealer

This all-natural concealer hides flakes, hydrates cracked skin, and absorbs excess oil. Because it’s organic, it’s also the perfect concealer for acne and other blemishes.

 

- Vapour Organic Illusionist Concealer

You’ll definitely find a shade of this concealer that fits your skin tone. Plus it helps to boost skin health in the long term because it’s infused with antioxidant-rich ingredients.

 

- RMS “UN” Cover-up

This all-natural concealer actually heals and fixes the problems that make concealer necessary in the first place. Its lightweight formula is infused with ingredients designed to moisturize and replenish your skin.

 

- Juice Beauty Correcting Concealer

Though this concealer comes in only two shades, it’s loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients that repair and protect your skin. It also shrinks acne and other blemishes.

References

  1. "DIY Concealer Recipe," Everything Pretty, October 23, 2013.
  2. "Making Make-Up — Cream Concealer," LisaLise, April 1, 2013.
  3. "Natural Concealer & Highlighter Recipe," Wellness Mama, March 18, 2015.
  4. "Ways To Make Homemade Natural Concealers," BoldSky.com, March 26, 2015.

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