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Published February 17th 2011

Mineral makeup is the current trend in women's makeup, popular because of its natural ingredients and because you can fall asleep without taking it off! It is, however, a bit more expensive than ordinary makeup unless you make your own.

Mineral make up is easy to make once you source the ingredients. Of course, finding the ingredients is the tricky part! You might find some items at art supply stores and health and organic stores, but you'll have more luck online - try these sites.

You will also require a mortar and pestle, a funnel and jars for containing the final product.

Mineral Blush

You will need:
* Quarter teaspoon of dark rose mica powder (choose a colour that matches your lips)
* An eight teaspoon of mid-tone beige mice powder (choose a colour that matches your skin)
* Pinch of blue mica powder

Grind the ingredients together in your mortar and pestle. When you have a fine powder, rub a small amount on the back of your hand to test the colour. Add more dark rose or beige if the colour is too light or too dark.

Funnel the product into a jar and seal.

Eye shadow

You will need:
* Mica pigment in your choice of colour
* Teaspoon Vaseline
* Glitter (optional)

Spoon the Vaseline into a small jar. Slowly add the mica pigment until you reach your desired colour. Add glitter and stir with a toothpick.

Make Up Remover

You will need:
* 2 cups of non-fat dehydrated milk
* cup oats
* Water

Place your oats into a blender or food processors and blend for about two minutes. Test if it is ready by dropping a pinch of the mixture into a cup of water; if it floats, it is ready. Combine the oats and the dehydrated milk in an airtight jar and shake thoroughly. This mixture will keep indefinitely.

Whenever you require your make up remover, mix two tablespoons of the dry mix with four tablespoons of water and apply with a cotton wool ball. The made up remover will keep an airtight container in the fridge for up to seven days.
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Wow, great article - I'm off to buy a mortar and pestle. In your blush recipe you mention beige "mice powder". Should the mouse be dried out before being pulverised...?
By Dora Bona - senior reviewer
Friday, 18th of February @ 09:20 pm
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