Scratch Mommy founder Jessica Healey is a pro at DIY natural cosmetics. Her most famous recipe on how to DIY your own Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation with sunscreen is an absolute hit on Pinterest. She has a full step-by-step recipe on the blog here and you’ll see how easy it is to make. However, if you’re not that into DIY or just don’t want to burden yourself with purchasing all these ingredients (though, they are really simple), Scratch Mommy has an online shop with all these freshly made products ready to be ordered.
Cream Foundation* 30ml / $25
A very creamy foundation, which moisturizes the skin and gives a lovely glow. I would recommend this foundation for someone with normal to dry skin type, because it might feel a little bit greasy if your skin tends to get oily. I also have to mention that I did apply this foundation without using any day cream prior application (I guess that’s my way of living on the wild side!), but my skin still felt comfortable.
The application of this foundation was quick and easy. Because it’s a cream foundation, I find that the best ways to apply it are using my clean fingers or a wet makeup sponge. I’m not excited about the scent: it does smell strongly of shea butter (which is fine with me, since the foundation doesn’t contain any additional perfume), but the scent is detectable almost all the time when I have this foundation on my face. So if you’re sensitive to strong scents, it might be irritating.
Speaking about coverage, it’s a light foundation, which doesn’t give almost any coverage, instead it evens out the skin tone and gives radiance. I like the effect, but I don’t like that it leaves tiny black/brown pellets on my face. I guess these are either from cinnamon or from cacao powder, but they are clearly visible in the jar and do not melt/disappear with application.
Scratch Mommy foundation comes in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark. My skin tone is between fair / light and Light fits me perfectly.
Ingredients: Almond Oil &(&/or Apricot Oil), Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Beeswax, Vitamin E, Zinc Oxide (uncoated, non-nano, and not micronized), Cacao Powder, *Cinnamon. Raw, unrefined, 100% certified organic.
Facial Powder* 20ml / $17
Another pure and simple makeup product from Scratch Mommy beauty range. Pure because all the ingredients are organic and simple because there are only 5 of them (minimal is always a good idea), including zinc oxide, which is a sunscreen. The powder has a gentle cinnamon scent, which is so lovely that I keep reaching for the jar.
It comes in 3 shades: Light, Medium and Dark. Shade Light is a fair color for fair skin tones. This loose powder somehow has a sandy consistency, but it applies on the skin easily and evenly. It gives very little, almost no coverage, but since it contains fast-absorbing ingredients, it will prevent combination/oily skin types from getting too oily throughout the day. Unfortunately, for dry skin, the powder feels too cakey and drying.
Ingredients: Arrowroot Powder, Cacao Powder, Cinnamon, Zinc Oxide (uncoated, non-nano, and not micronized), Vitamin E. Raw, unrefined, 100% certified organic.
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