DIY makeup hacks found in your kitchen – Times of India

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You are getting late for a party and you just found out that you have run out of foundation or highlighter, what are you going to do now?

Makeup is expensive and it doesn’t come in large quantities, so try out these home hacks of whipping up substitutes of different makeup products in your kitchen. These hacks are chemical-free, natural, cost-effective, efficient, and do wonders for your skin.

1. Aloe primer

  • -Aloe vera gel naturally helps your skin reduce fine lines and bring back radiance to your face while rose water has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing redness and acne.
  • -Mix 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel with two tablespoons of rose water and a couple of drops of honey.
  • -Store this mixture in an air-tight container and use this as a primer for your face whenever you want.
  • 2. Multani Foundation

  • -Multani mitti is known for its deep cleansing properties which help in reducing blemishes and soaking away the excess oil from your skin. Coffee has vitamin B3 which helps in reducing dark circles.
  • -Mix 2 tablespoons of Multani mitti with the required amount of coffee powder according to your skin tone, 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder/starch, and a pinch of turmeric together.
  • -In the mixture, add 4 tablespoons of rose water and mix it all gently but firmly so that there are no lumps visible.
  • -Store this homemade foundation in a glass container and you can use it for a maximum of 20 days.
  • 3. Chocolate lip balm

  • -Take 1 square piece of any dark chocolate in a glass bowl with 1 tablespoon of petroleum jelly and then melt them together.
  • -In the melted mixture, you can add a drop/pinch of your favourite lipstick and a drop of any liquid highlighter you want and mix them all together. Both of these ingredients are optional and are used to bring out the color in the balm.
  • -You can also add a few drops of coconut oil for added softness. Pour this mixture into a small container and freeze it in the refrigerator for posterior use.
  • 4. Rose blush

  • -Take a handful of sun-dried rose petals and grind them into powder form. Add 1 teaspoon arrowroot powder and voila your rosy blush is ready to be applied.
  • -Rose has a variety of vitamins and antioxidants that helps in tackling dry skin, while arrowroot powder makes your skin smoother and silkier by drying out any blemishes and rashes.


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