In terms of cosmetics, foundation is one of the main types that women use to beautify themselves. Foundation is a skin-colored type of makeup that is added to the face in order to cover small blemishes, form a uniform completion, and sometimes change the shade of the skin a little. While there are many commercial foundations on the market, you can also make a homemade one that includes natural ingredients. This can be just as effective as a store-bought product yet can provide the same results.
Foundation and Sunscreen Combo
This recipe is effective because it combines a homemade foundation with a sunscreen. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1.5 ounces almond oil (raw/organic carrier oil can be used instead)
- 1 ounce shea butter
- 5 ounces cocoa butter
- 5 ounces beeswax
- 1/8 Vitamin E
- 5 ounce zinc oxide
You’ll also need the following equipment:
- Kitchen scale
- Container for finished product
Use your scale and using the tare function measure/combine the first 5 ingredients into one glass bowl in the double-broiler. Make sure not to add the cocoa powder, zinc oxide, or cinnamon. Then totally melt the first 5 ingredients. Use the whisk to stir from time to time. Then put the bowl back onto the scale. Hit tare, then add one spoonful zin oxide until it reaches .5 ounces. This will provide a 20 SPF. Then add 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon. Then whisk to mix the ingredients. Next, add a little cocoa powder at a time and whisk until you get the color that you need.
Next, pour the blend into the container and let it cool. That’s all you need to do make this foundation with a sunscreen. The sunscreen is definitely a plus during the summertime and other days the sun’s UV rays are strong.
This is a recipe to make a homemade foundation powder. It’s quite simple, and can be quite effective in producing a DIY foundation before you add other makeup to your face. You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Arrow root flour/starch
- Cocoa powder (good quality)
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground ginger
- Bentonite clay
- Vitamin E
- Lavender essential oil
Here’s how to make the foundation. First, put all of the ingredients into a non-metal bowl. The reason is that the clay shouldn’t contact metal. The amount of each ingredient you should be based on your particular skin complexion.
Mix all of the ingredients for the foundation powder in a bowl. Start with arrowroot so it’s used as the base. Then add each of the ingredients. The next step is to whisk them together. You can test the foundation’s color by putting a small amount onto your face or arm by using your finger. You might have to tweak the recipe in order to find the right shade for your particular complexion.
Argan and Aloe
Here’s another recipe for a natural foundation:
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- Argan oil
- Aloe vera gel
- Witch hazel
- Emulsifying wax (veggie-based)
These ingredients are needed for the color:
- Kaolin clay
- Mica powder (color)
- Cocoa powder (organic)
- Zinc oxide powder/natural mineral makeup
This foundation is less expensive than other types on the market. It’s even cheaper than organic varieties, which is definitely a plus if you’re on a budget.
If you’re looking for a foundation, you should consider a homemade one such as the above-mentioned ones. It will help to keep you covered, while saving you money. In addition, you won’t have to worry about harsh chemicals, which is another plus. Saving time, effort, and money are definitely important factors to look for when comparing the different types of DIY foundations available.