I have been making and using this recipe for the past few months, tailoring it and tweaking the amount of different mica colours.
This recipe is made up of two parts, the powder which is kept in a small jar and the oil mix that is used to mix the foundation as you go.
by placing a small amount of the powder into your hand and then using an oil to mix as you go you can make it fresh each time and eliminate the need for preservatives.
This DIY foundation creates a dewy look that you can then add a finishing powder (bronzer or highlighter powder) over the top if you wish.
All the ingredients can be found at Go Native, which is my new favourite online shop! They have such fantastic raw ingredients for DIY recipes who also have a commitment to sustainable packaging.
Ingredients for the powder mix:
3 teaspoons Zinc Oxide
1/2 teaspoon Magnesium Stearate
1/2 teaspoon Silica Micropheres
1/2 teaspoon Yellow Iron Oxide
1/4 teaspoon Purple Mica
1/4 teaspoon Bronze Satin Mica
1/8 teaspoon Brown Iron Oxide
1/8 teaspoon Princess Peach Mica
Mix together all the ingredients (I use a mortar and pestle) and place into a small jar.
Ingredients for the oil mix:
30ml Jojoba oil
1 - 3 drops Vitamin E
Mix together into a small dropper bottle. reciently I have been melting a fingernail amount of Shea Butter into the oil mix which has been really nice also.
In the palm of your hand place a small amount of foundation powder mix, then add 2 or 3 drops of oil mix in. Mix together with your finger.
For a thicker consistency like concealer use a drop less oil, and for a more thinner tinted foundation consistency use an extra drop of oil.
Use you finger or a makeup brush to apply.