DIY – Homemade Powder Foundation And Liquid Foundation Recipes


If you are a makeup junkie, you must already have one or more cosmetic foundations in your vanity case based on your skin type, tone and budget. But do you know that you can stay away from spending hundreds of bucks in purchasing these products from the market? Yes, we are talking about homemade foundations. Whether you are a DIY person or not, you can always try your hand at making your own powder and liquid foundation. Reasons? Well, the procedures are super duper easy. In addition, they will neither burn holes in your wallet nor damage your skin. Bingo!


DIY - Homemade Powder Foundation And Liquid Foundation Recipes

So, here are the recipes for you:

DIY – Homemade Powder Foundation

A powder foundation (also called ‘foundation powder’) can be prepared at home in a number of ways. Let’s start with the basic and the easiest one:

Recipe 1:


This recipe doesn’t include any mineral. Hence, the effect of the foundation might not be that long-lasting. However, you can definitely try it if your love for your skin is greater than your love for your makeup.

Ingredients:

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Green clay

How-To:

  1. Pour the arrowroot powder into the green clay and mix well to form a uniform mixture.
  2. Add cocoa powder to it in a small amount and blend.
  3. Keep repeating the step 2 until you come up with the perfect color for your skin tone.

Recipe 2:

This is a little more complex recipe with all natural ingredients again. Your skin will love to be treated with it for sure.

Ingredients:

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Rice bran powder
  • Orris root powder
  • Cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon powder
  • Nutmeg powder

How-To:

  1. Put the arrowroot powder, rice bran powder and orris root powder into a container one by one and blend well. It will form the base of your foundation, so make sure that the consistency is even.
  2. Now, keep adding cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, and nutmeg powder in small quantities to this base until you obtain the right shade to fir your skin tone.

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DIY - Homemade Powder Foundation And Liquid Foundation Recipes

Recipe 3:

Here is another recipe that uses all natural ingredients. Some of them can even enrich your skin with added benefits.

Ingredients

How-To:

  1. Prepare the base by mixing arrowroot powder with bentonite clay.
  2. Whisk vitamin E oil and lavender essential oil into the mixture.
  3. Add the color options i.e. cocoa powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, and ginger powder to it in small portions to find the right shade for your complexion.

Recipe 4:

If you don’t care about the ingredients are game for a mineral recipe, here is the one for you:

Ingredients:

  • Arrowroot powder
  • Kaolin clay
  • Sericite mica
  • Silk mica
  • Ultrasilk mica (Satin Pearl or Diamond Pearl)
  • Non-nano zinc oxide
  • Tan iron oxide
  • Brown iron oxide
  • Yellow iron oxide

How-To:

  1. Take arrowroot powder, kaolin clay, sericite mica, silk mica and ultrasilk mica in a container and blend well to make the base.
  2. Add rest of the ingredients i.e. tan iron oxide, brown iron oxide, yellow iron oxide and non-nano zinc oxide to the base and adjust their quantities as per your requirements.

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DIY – Homemade Liquid Foundation

After the powdered version, it is time for its liquid counterpart. Here is a couple of recipes for preparing liquid foundation at home by yourself.

Recipe 1:

If you already have your DIY powder foundation ready, this simple recipe will eat very little time of yours.

Ingredients:

  • Powder foundation (try any of the aforementioned recipes)
  • Olive oil
  • Sweet almond oil
  • Apricot kernel oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Facial moisturizer / lotion
  • Essential oil (as per your preference)

How-To:

  1. Take the homemade powder foundation in a container and add 2-3 drops of olive oil, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil and jojoba oil each.
  2. Then, add facial moisturizer / lotion and essential oil of your choice to it.
  3. Blend well to get a uniform consistency.
  4. Keep adding the oil in 1-2 drops to get the right shade.

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DIY - Homemade Powder Foundation And Liquid Foundation Recipes

Recipe 2:

And finally, here is the more complex, more long-lasting and more effective one.

Ingredients:

  • Shea butter
  • Aloe vera gel
  • Kaolin clay
  • Argan oil
  • Emulsifying wax
  • Witch hazel
  • Non-nano zinc oxide
  • Cocoa powder
  • Mica powder of choice

How-To:

  1. Completely melt shea butter and emulsifying wax in a double boiler.
  2. Pour argan oil into it. Also, add aloe vera gel and witch hazel. Whisk everything together to make smooth and even.
  3. Cool the whole thing down.
  4. Add non-nano zinc oxide, kaolin clay, mica powder and cocoa powder – all in very small amounts.
  5. Keep increasing the quantities unless and until you reach your desired shade.

Tips To Remember

  • Being very white in color, arrowroot powder should be used in moderation.
  • Using rice bran powder is great for dry skin as it is a little creamy by nature and absorbs less moisture.
  • Before using cinnamon powder, make sure that your skin is not sensitive to it.
  • For a darker shade, nutmeg powder is a good option.
  • When using bentonite clay, always use a non-metallic bowl for mixing purpose as it reacts with metal.

There is no hard and fast rule about the amounts of ingredients. It depends completely upon your skin tone and how you want your foundation shade to be. So, keep playing around with the coloring components until it suits your needs.

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