Introduction: DIY Mineral Makeup
Mineral makeup is more than just a new beauty trend - it offers health benefits for skin as well. And now you can make it at home!
It's made of all natural, finely ground minerals from the earth, without many of the chemicals, dyes, and preservatives found in traditional makeup.
I have VERY sensitive skin, and have had trouble in the past with commercial makeup (even store-bought mineral makeup!) being too heavily fragrances, or containing irritants like bismuth oxychloride.
This formula eliminates classic irritants so that it's kinder to the skin.
Since it contains titanium dioxide which has anti-inflammatory properties, it also has a calming effect on the skin, particularly important if you suffer from inflammatory problems such as rosacea or acne.
AND I've added micronized zinc oxide to give it an SPF rating, helping to further protect skin from damage and wrinkles.
By making your own at home, you can control not only the purity of the ingredients you use, you can also create a custom color, matched exactly to your own skin tone!
Step 1: Materials
- Micronized Titanium Dioxide
- Zinc Oxide
- Sericite Mica - Matte Finish
- Magnesium Stearate
- Yellow, Red & Brown Iron Oxide Pigments
- Jojoba Oil
- Vitamin E Oil
- Essential Oil (opt.) I like carrot seed oil for its skin-rejuvenative properties, or tea-tree oil as an excellent treatment for acne
- Mortar & Pestle or small grinder
- 30g (1oz) Sifter Jars
- measuring spoons
- Kabuki brush (large full brush for foundation)
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Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients
- 8 tsp Micronized Titanium Dioxide
- 3 tsp Sericite Mica
- 4 tsp Zinc Oxide
- 1 tsp Magnesium Stearate
- 1/2 - 1 tsp Yellow Iron Oxide
- 1/16 tsp Brown Iron Oxide
- Pinch of Red Iron Oxide
Step 3: Mix in Wet Ingredients
- 1/4 tsp Jojoba Oil
- 5 drops Vitamin E Oil
- 4-8 drops any essential oil
- Now add 1 tsp. Sericite Mica for a nice matte finish.
Change the tint by adding more of any of the iron oxides.
Add more titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or sericite mica if you desire a lighter overall shade.
Make note of your additions/changes so that you can duplicate when necessary.
Step 4: Transfer
Time to transfer your miracle mixture into a usable container!
Using a funnel, transfer foundation powder into a 30 gr sifter jar for easy application.
Take it everywhere and brag to your friends about how you made your own proprietary blend.