I’ve been wanting to make the transition to homemade makeup. After one huge homemade mascara disaster, I took a little break from homemade makeup. However, I tried out this awesome foundation recipe from Sincerely, Kinsey and I am no longer discouraged!
Makeup is especially notorious for containing chemicals that are potentially harmful for your health and the environment. I mean, when was the last time you read an ingredients list on your makeup? Not recently, I’m guessing. Half the time you can’t even find the full ingredient list.
Well, this foundation is a nice, lightweight, everyday powder foundation. It provides a light coverage and the green undertones counteract redness on your skin. I like it just as much as the Mac powder foundation I’ve been using for years. And there is no guilt for using it- because it is actually good for your skin! And it costs less than $2 to make. You just can’t beat that.
You only need 3-5 ingredients to make this foundation. The relative amounts will vary depending on your skin tone.
- French Green Clay: highly absorbent mineral clay, tones skin, reduces inflammation in acne, removes impurities from skin (might have a slight purging effect the first few times you use it)
- Arrowroot Powder: dries up blemishes, absorbent, absorbs moisture (great for oily skin)
- Cocoa Powder: for tinting, full of antioxidants
- Cinnamon: for tinting, natural acne treatment, antiseptic, cleanses pores, stimulates blood vessels on surface of the skin
- Nutmeg: for tinting, anti-inflammatory
And it couldn’t be easier. You can whip this up in about 5 minutes.
I don’t like wearing heavy foundation on a daily basis. I only wear something a little heavier if I am at an event where I know I will be photographed. This foundation has just the right amount of coverage for me.
When I put on a lot of makeup I am always worried it will cause break outs- but I don’t have to worry with this foundation. If your skin has a lot of impurities you might get a purging effect the first week or so of using it, but after the initial purging it should help keep your skin healthy and acne-free.
I’m hoping to adapt this recipe to make a liquid foundation in the future, so keep your eyes open for that!
Try making this at home, and let me know how it goes!