Beauty the French Way
One of the secrets to beauty and the French girl is their minimalist approach to make up, be it foundation, eye shadow, lip liner or lipstick. Ok… they’re often known for their red lips, they’re naturalist when it comes to beauty, and “less is more “ is their motto.
The French believe in making a lot of their own products so I’m going to share a recipe or two and how it’s done.
A creamy Eye Shadow is not something that everyone can or should wear, but when you do, keep it simple and make it natural.
4 teaspoons grated beeswax
1 teaspoon Shea butter
1/4 teaspoon tea tree essential oil
1 1/4 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
2 teaspoons pigment powder (in your favorite color)
1/4 teaspoon mica powder
1 empty eye shadow container
How to make:
Place beeswax and Shea butter together in a glass measuring cup and melt in microwave for 1-1 /2 minutes or use a double boiler.
Add the tea tree oil and glycerin to the was mixture
Mix the pigment powder and mica to the mixture and stir well
Place in your eye shadow container and let it sit for a day or so
The color of the eye shadow will be based on how much pigment powder you put into your mixture. Unless you’re going for a smokey eye, go lightly on the brown pigment. It’s also a good idea to stay on the light side with pinks, you’ll maintain a more natural appearance with lighter shades.
Buttery Soft Skin
While the combination of ingredients might be unusual, the results can be stunning.
4 ounces almond oil
3 ounces extra virgin olive oil
1 ounce beeswax
2 tablespoons onion juice
10 drops vanilla essential oil
Place the almond and olive oil along with the beeswax into a heavy bottomed pan and warm just enough to melt the wax.
Add the onion juice and vanilla essential oil
Keep staring the mixture to keep the ingredients from separating. Keep an eye on the onion juice because it will lump up if the mixture gets too hot.
Cool your blend and massage it into your face, neck arms and feet at bedtime.
Leave it on overnight. In the morning use a gentle face wash, then tone and moisturize.
You’ve got yourself a face butters that’s packed with antioxidants, B-complex, vitamins, sulfur and it steps up circulation, boost dull skin while protecting it against UV rays and environmental toxins.
Give these two recipes a try and if you’d like to try more from the French point of view, you’ll find them in a little book called: Paris Bath & Beauty Book.
That’ s it for this week. As always …
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