5 Foods That Double Up as Makeup

LIFESTYLE  |  December 06, 2016
  • 1. Coconut oil
    1 / 5 1. Coconut oil

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    Have dry and chapped lips? Coconut oil is super moisturising and gives your lips the natural shine you need. Add a few drops of food colouring to the oil if you want to add a tint of colour to your lips.

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  • 2. Blackberries
    2 / 5 2. Blackberries

    If you are looking for a darker lip colour, you can use blackberries too. These berries will give you a slightly darker and more purplish finish. Packed with antioxidants, it can help reduce premature skin ageing as well as give your skin a more radiant look.

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  • 3. Raw cacao powder
    3 / 5 3. Raw cacao powder

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    Bronze away with this delicious powder. Use a bronzing brush to apply the powder on your cheekbones for an all-natural contour. Add some corn starch to lighten up the cacao powder to your preferred shade. (Tip: try using light strokes when applying because it can come off pretty dark.) Not only does it look good, it smells fantastic too! It can also be used as an eye shadow. All you have to do is mix it with some coconut oil for a thicker consistency before application.

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  • 4. Beetroots
    4 / 5 4. Beetroots

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    Beetroots are known for leaving stains on our hands and clothing. So why not use it to stain your lips and cheeks as well? Simply cut this vegetable into thin slices and use your fingers to dab the juice on your lips or cheeks. Apply for plumper and pinker lips or blend onto your cheeks for a natural glow. The best part? It’s chemical-free and definitely won’t dry out your lips!


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  • 5. Spirulina powder
    5 / 5 5. Spirulina powder

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    Who knew that this algae powder could make a beautiful eye shadow? Mix the powder with some coconut oil or shea butter until a paste-like texture is formed and apply to your eyelids using a cotton bud. Apply more layers for a deeper colour. Spirulina powder is easily available at local health food stores.  

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