DIY Mineral Makeup: Foundation & Tinted Moisturizer

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DIY Mineral Makeup: Foundation & Tinted Moisturizer

In the 5 years Poor & Pretty ‘s been around, I’ve shared a great deal of DIY hair & beauty tutorials, but I’ve shied away from makeup. Homemade makeup seemed more than a little daunting and I never used to wear much of it anyway. Lately, I’ve been wearing more makeup which naturally meant I had to learn to make my own. Enter Bramble Berry’s Mineral Makeup Foundation Kit.

It’s got everything you need to make three jars of natural mineral base (about 4oz total), plus have leftovers for tinkering with vision shadows, bronzers, and blushes. It also possesses a training booklet (essential for newbies like me!) and a supersoft kabuki brush. I bet you may spend more than that on your preferred store bought foundation, right?

Here’s a little before & after for you. The photo on the left is of my face cleansed and moisturized freshly. Over the right, I’m wearing my tinted moisturizer, and mineral foundation, as well as blush, eye shadow, and lip gloss that aren’t homemade. But don’t worry, I’ll be tackling those too in the next few months!

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As you can see, the mineral basis doesn’t change the color of my pores and skin but evens out my skintone and offers light coverage rather. It isn’t cake or flaky. I am going to tell you: it requires a lot of patience and trial and error to find the right mix of pics, oxides, and clay that define your perfect match.

I finally found mine on the 10th batch! The teaching booklet has basic dishes to give you a starting place, but it is focused on throwing things jointly really, trying it on, and seeing if it works. Have makeup remover wipes helpful! Keep your regimen consistent for each trial. Because my pores and skin works on the drier aspect (especially after this winter), I applied a moisturizer before every application, otherwise I knew the mineral makeup would be way too dry and flaky.

If you’re working near a porcelain sink (or maybe rinsing tools off in one), keep a bathroom-cleaning spray handy. Micas and oxides have a tendency to run outrageous and will stain if you don’t clean them up properly. The relative back of the instruction book has a section to record your recipes, so make sure to consider good notes while you’re mixing up batches. If a batch is light too, dark, or doesn’t offer enough coverage, write it down!