Making your own mineral makeup is easy and inexpensive, and these 79 recipes detail how to customize for skin type and color. Formulations for eye shadow, foundation, concealer, blush, highlighter, and more will help you create mineral-based powders free of fragrances, parabens, and toxins. You'll also learn to make simple and safe lip balms and glosses. Many recipes include ingredients that help promote healthy skin, and the in-depth ingredient glossary and at-a-glance substitution chart identify properties such as oil-absorbing and healing, while also highlighting vegan options, so you can create cosmetics that meet your skin's needs and reflect your personal values.
Heather Anderson owns Kaleidoscope Cosmetics and sells her handmade makeup through her own online store. She has appeared on Utah television programs promoting the benefits of mineral makeup and has contributed to an organic fair-trade clothing line, as well as to a major mineral makeup business and a pigment supplier. Once she discovered the health benefits of mineral makeup for herself and how easy it was to create her own, she became an advocate of these homemade alternatives and eagerly shares her enthusiasm and knowledge.
"Kudos to Heather for sharing her wisdom and recipes! It's about time someone taught us how to hand-craft makeup free from chemicals, irritants, useless fillers, dyes, artificial fragrances, and petroleum-based ingredients." -- Stephanie Tourles, licensed aesthetician and best-selling author