Before you get down to making it, you will first have to decide what type of makeup you want to make and the mineral makeup supplies you will need. You can make mineral makeup like eye-shadow, lipstick or foundation, and find a recipe accordingly. There are lots of recipes for making mineral makeup eye-shadow, but I will concentrate on making natural homemade mineral makeup foundation for now.
Let’s see now how to make natural homemade foundation from natural organic products.
How To Make Mineral Makeup Foundation?
Some of the mineral makeup supplies mentioned below may be hard to find, but you will be able to find them on the internet. Here are the natural organic products you will need:
- 8 tsp Micronized Titanium Dioxide
- 4 tsp Zinc Oxide
- 1 tsp Magnesium Stearate
- 3 tsp Sericite Mica
- 1/16 tsp Browniron Oxide Pigments
- Pinch Ofred Iron Oxide Pigments
- ½ – 1 tsp Yellow Iron Oxide Pigments
- 5 drops of Vitamin-E Oil
- ¼ tsp Jojoba Oil
- 4-8 Drops Essential Oil (You could use tea-tree oil to treat acne or carrot seed oil for skin-rejuvenation)
- A Sifting Jar
- A Small Grinder or Mortar and Pestle
- Large Full Brush for Foundation
- Measuring Spoons
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Before using any of the mineral makeup supplies, make sure to read up on them and have knowledge about their possible allergic reactions and side-effects. You could also research about whether they would suit your skin type or not to ensure you do not use any harmful ingredients in your mineral makeup.
First, mix all the dry natural organic products (micronized titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, magnesium stearate, sericite mica and all three iron oxide pigments) in a mortar and pestle or grinder. Take your time to smash everything up until it is uniform.
Then, mix up all the wet natural organic products (jojoba oil, vitamin-E oil and essential oil) and smash it again to distribute the liquids evenly and have a uniform mixture. The liquid ingredients will seem as if they are being absorbed by the minerals. But keep in mind that they need to be mixed thoroughly and evenly in order to have a uniform mixture.
If you want a matte finish, you could add another tea spoon of sericite mica. You can add more iron oxide pigments to change the color of the natural homemade foundation. And for a lighter shade, add more sericite mica, titanium dioxide or zinc oxide.
When making the mineral makeup foundation, keep a notebook with you and note any changes you make to the recipe. Also observe what you like and do not like, and write it down in the notebook too. This way, when you make it again, you will know exactly what you liked and what you used so that you can use the correct mineral makeup supplies to make the perfect mixture again.
Now that your mineral makeup is complete, transfer it in a sifting jar with the help of a funnel so that you can use it easily – whenever you want.