23 October 2013

DIY Concealer Recipe

How to make a natural concealer recipe to hide imperfections.  This has four recipes for a light coverage concealer, under eye concealer, spot treatment concealer, and a healing concealer.

I like making my own makeup because I can get the exact shade that I want.  I can't tell you how many times I've bought a foundation or concealer that matched in the store only to get home and find that it's too light or too dark.

Making it myself also means that I control the ingredients.  I know exactly what's in the product, so I can keep out preservatives and other ingredients that I don't want.

Some of my readers make their on DIY concealer recipe all the time, and others use this in a pinch when they are out of concealer.

Today, a friend asked me if I had a recipe for concealer.  I didn't, so here we are!

Now I know why she couldn't find one--they are hard to find!  I waded through pages and pages of the exact same recipe.  She was looking for something with a little more coverage, and she wanted something natural.

I haven't stumbled upon the best recipe ever, but I think I've found something that will help her out.  This has four different recipes: light coverage, blemish, under eye, and healing.

DIY Concealer Recipe


What Can I Use if I Don't Have Concealer?

If you don't have concealer, try one of these 4 DIY concealer recipes.  Otherwise, you can use any full coverage cream or liquid foundation.  

Use your fingers or a concealer brush to dab it on your skin.  Let dry completely before applying makeup over it.


The most popular concealer recipes call for mixing your usual moisturizer with a drop or two of liquid foundation. 

I do this as a DIY tinted moisturizer, and it works great for minor blemishes.  This will cover uneven skin tone very well, but it's not great for acne or scars.



If you want a thicker spot treatment, you can make it from your own liquid foundation.  The trick is to make the formula thicker by removing the water to increase the pigment concentration.

This is easy: Just place about a teaspoon of foundation in a small container and place in the fridge.  Do not put a lid on the container so the water can evaporate.  In about two or three days, you'll have a nice, thick concealer.

If you start with an organic liquid foundation like Ecco Bella or Bourjois Bio, your concealer will be organic as well.

Or use a DIY foundation recipe and use less coconut oil to make it thicker. 


Your under eye area is a little bit different because you want something that is actually a little lighter than your skin to highlight the area.  

The zinc oxide in this recipe actually reflects light, which is a good thing for your under eye.




Melt the rosehip seed oil, argan oil, and shea butter in a double boiler.  Stir until melted completely then remove from heat.


Add the zinc oxide and aloe vera gel.  Mix well.


Slowly add cocoa powder or cacao powder until you get the desired color.  Pour into a container and let cool completely before using.


Use this concealer recipe on acne to help the spot heal while you conceal.




Heat shea butter, jojoba oil, and emulsifying wax in a double boiler until melted.  Stir often.


Remove from heat.  Add witch hazel and aloe.  Stir until smooth.


Add zinc oxide and green clay.  Stir well.


Add cocoa powder a little bit at a time until you get the right shade.  You want to make this a shade lighter than your skin tone.

To test, dip a spoon into it and let the product cool on the spoon.  Test it and add more cocoa as needed.

If you like this DIY concealer recipe, then you'll love these recipes:

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