How to Make Your Own Foundation Makeup

By LeafTV Contributor

Instead of spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on cosmetics, you can make your own essential makeup items, like foundation face makeup, for just a few bucks. With just a few simple ingredients and an electric blender, you can literally whip up customized foundation for yourself and even your friends and relatives.

Make Your Own Foundation Makeup

Step 1

Purchase unscented cream base and unblended mica from makeup wholesalers. About an ounce of each will be enough to create a large jar of foundation makeup. Micas are natural minerals that come in a variety of colors. Splendid gold mica is a good base for almost any skin color. Check for links to suppliers in the resources section.

Step 2

Grind the unblended mica to remove any lumps or hardened pieces. You can use a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle. You can also use the back of a spoon to break up the clumps.

Step 3

Take 2 tablespoons of the cream base, 2 teaspoons of splendid gold mica and 1 teaspoon of oriental beige mica. This is a good foundation makeup recipe for beige or tan skintones. You can adjust the amount of mica you use to customize your own skin color. Sienna is a great color for darker skin tones.

Step 4

Place ingredients for the foundation makeup in a medium plastic mixing bowl. Stir the contents with a spatula to combine the cream base and the mica.

Step 5

Set the electric mixer on low or medium, and begin beating the mixture until the mica has completely blended with the cream base, and the overall color is uniform. About 5-10 minutes of whipping should be enough.

Step 6

Transfer your finished foundation makeup into a glass jar for future use. Label it with the shade and ingredients for your reference.