Foundation is one of the most common types of makeup that women use as part of their daily makeup regimen. The colored makeup is added to create an even and equal color to a face. It helps to cover flaws on the skin and can sometimes even change the natural tone of the woman’s skin.
There are many foundation products on the market, which can make it difficult to choose one. However, the good news is that you don’t have to actually purchase a foundation production. There are many homemade recipes available that are easy to prepare and include ingredients you likely already have at your home.
Base Chemicals for a Natural Foundation
This foundation is a mineral foundation that includes various minerals that can help to form a great foundation. It includes the mineral known as mica that’s sometimes contained in people’s yards a few inches into the ground. Meanwhile, zinc oxide is in many sunscreens, but when using it in a homemade foundation it should be the non-nano variety. Meanwhile, iron oxide might seem like an odd ingredient but it’s a helpful ingredient when you know what the source is.
The ingredients for this foundation include:
- 1 tablespoon sericite mica
- ½ tablespoon silk mica
- ½ tablespoon ultrasilk mica
- Satin pearl mica in order to add some shine
- ¼ tablespoon arrowroot powder
- ½ tablespoon Kaolin Clay
- ½ tablespoon non-nano zinc oxide
- ¼ teaspoon tan iron oxide
- ½ teaspoon brown iron oxide
- ½ teaspoon yellow iron oxide
First, combine the base ingredients. Next, add the ingredients for the color, and make adjustments based on your complexion. This is a simple yet effective way to make a DIY foundation that can help you to look your best, without spending a small fortune on ingredients.
The Power of Powder
This is another type of foundation recipe that’s a powder type. The ingredients needed are ½ cup of arrowroot powder, ¼ cup Green Clay, and some cocoa powder. The first step is to mix the arrowroot powder and the green clay in a small bowl or container. Then add the cocoa powder until the color is ideal. Make sure to add ¼ teaspoon then keep adding the same amount until the color is ideal.
Rice and Root
This type of homemade foundation powder includes three options including arrowroot powder (very white), rice bran powder (creamy color that doesn’t absorb much moisture), and orris root powder (light and makes a good base).
Meanwhile, there are various color options. Cocoa powder is very easy to find and provides a pleasant smell. Cinnamon is another option. It’s advisable to use a cinnamon cassia (low grade), and also verify that you’re not sensitive to it before using it. Finally, nutmeg is the darkest color but provides a lovely color when mixed with cocoa powder and cinnamon.
The process is quite simple. First measure ¼ cup of the base into a container (small). Then slowly mix in the color choices until you get the hue you want. Only add ¼ teaspoon at a time until you get the right color. Also, keep track of how much you use so you can make batches later. This is easily one of the best DY foundations you can make and it’s a piece of cake to put together as well.
Foundation is easily one of the most common types of cosmetics available. In fact, many women can’t imagine not including it in their makeup routine as it helps to even out their skin’s complexion and cover up some blemishes. However, you don’t have to spend a small fortune to create one that’s safe and effective. The above-mentioned recipes are some of the top ones to consider.