How to make your own foundation?
If you are tired of buying drug store cosmetics and have very sensitive skin or want to try something new, I suggest you try a natural foundation with ingredients such as shea butter, aloe and natural dyes. You can prepare it quickly and easily and you know what it contains, there is no danger for your skin and is a great base for some light daily make-up. Sometimes buying all natural cosmetics can be expensive, but you can save a lot of money by preparing the basics yourself. Here is how to do it.
2 tablespoons Argan Oil
1 tablespoon Shea butter
3 tablespoons Zinc oxide / natural SPF
1 tablespoon Aloe vera
1 tablespoon Hamamelis (Witch-hazel)
1/2 tsp Cocoa powder
How to prepare:
Start by melting the oil in a water bath. Once melted add aloe vera and hamamelis, then let them cool. Add zinc oxide and then start adding coconut powder until the color of your skin. Allow the mixture to cool and pour it into a glass jar. Since there are no preservatives, the time it lasts will be less than a drug store product so best to keep it in a dark and cool place. Also do not put your hand in it, use a wooden spatula or a kabuki brush for flawless results.
If you want your foundation to be in the form of a mousse, a light and airy formula and a natural finish- after the mixture cools down store it in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Then using a mixer break it until it becomes a mousse.
Foundation complexion is more suitable for normal, dry and sensitive skin, if you have oily skin, you can add 1 tablespoon clay and 5-6 drops of tea tree oil. Humata will help control sebum and tea tree oil has antibacterial effect. It is always best to use the right make-up tools when you apply your make-up- for foundation a nice kabuki brush will help you achieve perfect results.
Mineral makeup contains no parabens, artificial colors, chemical additives, preservatives, fats, artificial flavors and preserves the optimal level of hydration.
Here is a nice recipe for Natural mineral foundation / powder:
Base for you to use arrowroot starch (Arrowroot, Maranta arundinacea). You can find it in organic food shops.
Arrowroot starch is milled powder, odorless and tasteless gluten-free product, which is made from the roots of tropical plant Maranta arundinacea. It is similar to cornstarch and manioc starch and tapioca. It is rich in starch, beta-carotene, niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. Starch is considered soothing and emollient.
Method of preparation:
Wash and disinfect hands.
To the base of arrowroot starch add cocoa powder, finely ground powdered cinnamon, finely ground kaolinitic clay on top of teaspoon fine powder of oriental beige mica * and tiny boron nitride powder ** (optional).
You can store the finished product in a plastic container or jar. Apply with a kabuki brush.
Note: It is likely to take some time until you get the right color for your skin.
If you want to make it compact foundation so you can stick to the kabuki brush a small amount, use a few drops of essential oil or base (camellia, calendula, apricot or jojoba), glycerin or vodka. Mix the powder and press.
If you want to make a liquid foundation, you can experimentation adding to the powder mixture homemade lotion, herbal extracts, aloe juice, lecithin, glycerin.
Try applying your foundation with our three kabuki brushes: