An easy but effective concealer, that works well when you are looking for light coverage and have a fair skin.
This is a mineral based foundation recipe and offers mild coverage. Let’s take a look at the ingredients.
Zinc Oxide – 1 ¼ Tsp.
Sericite – 1 ¼ Tsp.
Red Iron Oxide – 1 pinch
Yellow Iron Oxide – 2 pinches
Ultramarine Blue – 1 pinch
Titainium Dioxide – ¼ Tsp.
In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and combine mechanically for a few minutes.
You can also blend them in your mixer for a few seconds, though when blended manually, they get incorporated well enough.
Transfer to a sterilized jar and use as needed.
How to Use it?
You can use this as both wet and dry. You can also use this as your eye shadow!
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
The above given measurements for the color pigments is a rough guideline, so feel free to alter it according to your skin tone or preference.
You can use Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide interchangeably. You can combine both, or just use one in place of the other. Make sure you get non-nano version that’s approved for cosmetics.
What to Expect from this Recipe?
This is a mild or light concealer, one that would offer medium coverage. It is suitable if you have fair skin and looking for something light that won’t darken your skin tones.
I am acne-prone. Can I use It?
Of course, you can. The beauty of mineral ingredients is that – they curb acne outbreaks and ideal for those with acne-prone skin. Many say acne outbreaks are far lesser when using mineral cosmetics.
Will this Aggravate Sensitive Skin?
In my experience – No. But it is good to do a patch test to confirm. Remember: Every individual is unique, so never overlook the importance of patch test.
Can I alter the color pigment ratio or even the pigments?
Yes, you can. If you are doubtful, test it against your skin and decide what works for you best. In fact, I recommend everyone to test against your skin, to ensure the final product is suitable for your skin tone. Though the pigments vary depending on your location, find what works for you best and use them – this is by no means a hard and fast recipe! Don’t spoil the fun of DIYing by not experimenting!
Can I substitute Starch or Talc for Titanium Dioxide or Zinc Oxide?
While fine starch powder (corn starch, arrowroot powder or even rice powder) can be used and offers medium coverage, I would suggest Zinc or Titanium Dioxide because they also offer protection from UV rays. That’s why they’re used in sunscreens and sunblocks. As for Talc, yes, it also offers mild coverage, though if you can get your hands on Zinc Oxide or Titanium Dioxide, I would vote for that.
We are planning to add DIY Color Correctors soon. Do leave your comments on if you are interested in them, or not! Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics for your beauty requirements. Their mineral makeup products are high quality, organic and come in handy when you don’t have time to prepare your own cosmetics.