Make your own Lip and Cheek Tint

I have been meaning to share this tint recipe with you for a few weeks now and so with Christmas around the corner (along with perhaps headaches of the adult variety), you may be looking for a quick fix, natural makeup to add a bit of glow.

This 3 ingredient recipe couldn’t be simpler to make and as per my previous recipes, you may want to make a few to gift to friends and family. Otherwise, pop one in your bag, the car and in your bathroom so radiance is never far away!

You will need:

1 heaped tablespoon Shea Butter
1 teaspoon Kaolin Clay Powder
2 level teaspoons Mica Powder to suit your colouring – you can mix shades if needed (I use a pink powder)
Mortar and Pestle
15ml lip balm tin


Mix the kaolin clay and mica powder together in a small bowl. Then, place the Shea butter into the mortar and with the pestle, mash it well into a paste. Slowly add the powder to the mortar, mashing it until all the ingredients are blended together without any lumps. Then transfer the ingredients to the tin, pressing it down into the tin with the back of a teaspoon.

If you don’t have a mortar and pestle like me (our Labrador ate the pestle handle…), simply use the back of a spoon.

To use, lightly swipe your finger on your new tint, dabbing it onto your lips and smooth some into your cheeks.

I tend to purchase my ingredients from Naissance( who have a fantastic variety of cosmetic ingredients. The mica powder and Kaolin clay can also be purchased from Amazon with prices starting from £1.99 for 3g of the mica and £3.95 for 100g of the clay.

I also want to thank all those who have supported my new venture and purchased my Kunewyk Moisturising Bars, thank you so much. Over 1000 acorns have been planted this autumn and trees are being planted with the proceeds, making Dorset greener! 



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