25 October 2013

DIY Foundation Recipe Powder and Liquid

Earlier this week, I showed you how to make your own concealer.  It uses foundation as a base, so you need to buy an organic foundation if you want an organic or natural product.  There are many benefits to buying organic, but it can get pricey.  Today, I will give you a DIY foundation recipe for liquid and for powder foundation.  The best part?  You can make it to match your skin tone perfectly!

I know that powder and liquid foundations work differently, so you may have a preference based on your skin tone, age, and skin concerns.  I'll teach you how to make both kinds of foundation.


DIY Foundation Recipe

If you're not sure which formula to make, read more about the different types of foundation.  

DIY Powder Foundation Recipe





What You Need




Directions

STEP 1

 Place 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or corn starch and 1 tablespoon green clay in a bowl.
STEP 2

Add nutmeg, cinnamon, or cocoa powder until you get the desired shade.

STEP 3

Write down which ingredients you used and how much of each one.

That's it!

Green clay is optional, but it works very well to hide redness.  You can omit it if desired.

*Arrowroot powder vs corn starch?

Arrowroot is hard to find locally--I live in Amish country with bulk food stores on every street, and I still  can't find it.  UPDATE: I can now find it at a bulk food store!  Cornstarch is found at any grocery store, so it may be an option for you.

Which is better?  I get better results with arrowroot powder, but cornstarch does work.  If you are going to make liquid foundation, I really recommend arrowroot powder.  Cornstarch will work, but I do notice a bigger difference between the two when making liquid.

The processing methods are very different.  If you are concerned about using chemicals on your body, read this article about the differences.


Read: Arrowroot benefits for beauty, hair, and skin.


DIY Liquid Foundation Recipe


What You Need




Directions

STEP 1

In a double boiler, melt coconut oil while stirring.

STEP 2

 Add vitamin E oil if desired.

STEP 3

Place a tablespoon of powder foundation in a separate bowl.

STEP 4

Slowly add coconut oil and vitamin E oil until you reach the desired consistency.  Add more oil for a lighter foundation and less for a heavy foundation.

Making concealer?  Just add a small amount of oil to the powder for a concentrated formula.



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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.