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Homemade Liquid Foundation Using Household Ingredients

Back before there were a lot of great all natural and vegan makeup brands on the market, I would make my own makeup and other beauty products from scratch including this homemade liquid foundation.

Back when All Natural & Good started 8 years ago, my go-to stores like Target didn’t have any better for you brands. When I was trying to find natural products to switch to, it was nearly impossible to find what I was looking for at an affordable price and without jumping over so many hoops. 

I have been following the Wellness Mama for year and I came across this post on her blog years ago when I decided to try it out myself and write a blog post about it. 

Have you seen the rating of your liquid foundation on If not, I suggest you take a look! Some women wear makeup (including liquid foundation) every single day! Most women are unaware of how toxic their makeup is.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I like to make my own stuff whenever I can, including makeup! This recipe is really easy to make, it’s all natural and it works great!

Homemade Liquid Foundation


  1. container
  2. Unsweetened cacao powder
  3. Ground ginger
  4. Ground clove
  5. Ground sage
  6. Cornstarch
  7. Essential Oils: I like using Lavender, Tea Tree, Frankincense, or Geranium.


This recipe is all about finding that sweet spot of the perfect shade for your skin tone. Each spice resembles a certain color. For example, ginger is yellow, clove is red, sage is green and cacao is brown.

If your skin is more prone to redness, perhaps a little more sage would help balance that out with the green. This recipe includes a face powder which can be made into liquid foundation with some added lotion.

  1. Add a little bit of each spice and cornstarch together, adding more of whichever color as needed to get the perfect shade. Test a small patch on your hand to see if it matches. What is great about this recipe is that you can always adjust the color, especially when your skin changes tone during different seasons.
  2. Add essential oils if you choose to use them. All you need is a little bit. For example, I used 5 drops of essential oils for 1/2 cup of powder.
  3. Add in lotion and stir to come up with the perfect consistency for your liquid foundation.

You can simply combine the powder and lotion as needed or you can create a tube of liquid foundation that is ready to go!

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