The foundation is an essential element of beauty that every woman uses daily. In stores there are plenty of brands and compositions, but if we want one that is organic, the options are reduced to almost zero.
In this post I’ll teach you to make a home base and organic makeup which has excellent covering power and looks amazing on the skin.
To develop this foundation there are two options, one more complex than the other.
The simplest way is to use a natural moisturizer and adding pigments you need. But the effect of the base will be different.
If you dare to make greater efforts in this work, pay attention to the most complex form, so to speak, to make this base.
– Shea butter, 1 teaspoon
– Argan oil, 2 teaspoons
– Aloe vera gel, 1 tablespoon
– Hamamelis, 1 teaspoon
– Vegetable emulsifying wax, 1/2 teaspoon
– Kaolin clay, ground clay or bentonite clay, 1/2 teaspoon
– Mica powder (color choice), 2-3 teaspoons
– Organic cocoa powder, ¼ teaspoon -1/2
– Zinc oxide powder or cosmetic white clay, 4.1 teaspoons
Weapon based lotion and skin testing looks to corroborate the coverage and texture. Once you are ready, slowly add the powder to color.
First add zinc oxide, clays then sprinkle very lightly to avoid clumping.
Then place the color slowly, small amounts of cocoa powder and mica powder to get a color that goes with your skin.
If you want, you can add a few drops of essential oils like lavender, incense or roses to give perfume.
Zinc and clays provide coverage and softness, mica and cocoa tan color and appearance. Add all slowly to the tone and the desired coverage. Leave to cool and repeat the test on the inner arm or on the edge of the jaw to confirm that they have made the right color.
If you want a creamy, thick base, add a little more emulsifying wax and shea butter. Otherwise, fewer of them or more aloe and witch hazel.
Step by Step
Melt shea butter, argan oil and wax in a double boiler until melted. Add the aloe and witch hazel and beat until completely incorporated.
Remove from heat and start to add colors, as I have previously commented.
Dip the tip of a spoon into the mixture and let it cool for a few seconds. Test the color and coverage in your skin to check the tone and when you’re finished, pour the mixture into the container base and let cool.