I’ve talked about my skin issues many times on this site. It seems that anything and everything can cause a breakout – especially make-up! For that reason I never wear liquid foundation and only a little bit of mineral powdered make-up instead.
BUT I kept wanting those flawless faces that I saw people with who use liquid foundation. So with a little research – and a lot of experimentation – I came up with my very own liquid foundation using homemade oh-so-good-for-you lotion that you can make HERE, and powdered mineral makeup.
So here we go. We’ll be making a few stops along the way but I think you’re going to love this DIY foundation.
Step 1: Whip up this awesome DIY face lotion. Yes, the ingredients are a little pricey, but it lasts forever and can be compared to the SUPER expensive stuff at Sephora but without the chemicals.
Step 2: Mix it with a healthier loose powdered mineral makeup.
The brands I’d recommend include Juice Beauty, Jane Iredale and Youngevity, especially if you are prone to breakouts. Bare Minerals can be another good option but because of the ingredients has caused occasional breakouts for me.
And that’s basically it! I have a ton of tips though to get it just right.
TIP 1: Start off with a SMALL amount of lotion. The shea butter can be very oily and a little goes a long way.
Tip 2: Add in more lotion or powdered makeup depending on what kind of coverage you want. Want more of a tinted moisturizer? Add a bit more lotion than powder. Want fuller coverage? Add in more powdered makeup.
Make sure to mix in SMALL batches and keep adding to it. I promise a little will go a long way in covering your face.
So at this point you probably still have some questions. I’ll try my best to read your mind and answer before hand.
SARAH, HOW DO I MIX IT?
In a little plastic bowl or plate or makeup palette. I have a little plastic bowl and mixer I got from China for like $3 on Amazon. Use what you have though.
HOW DO I APPLY IT?
Well, there are a number of ways to apply. NEVER with your fingers, please. That’s how bacteria gets on your skin and causes breakouts. You can either use a makeup applying brush, of which there are loads and loads out there. Or you can use a beauty blender. I use a knock-off beauty blender and while beauty experts may think this is blasphemous it’s worked out great for me so far.
Any more questions? Leave them in the comments below!
Oh, you say you want to know how it turns out? Well here you go. I just did up my face and am now ready for a wild and crazy night at Olive Garden.
So play around with this, have fun, and let me know how you like it!
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