Tuesday, October 30, 2007

loose Mineral Foundation Powder

Here is a recipe from www.pvsoap.com

Makes approximately 30 grams (1 oz)
Measure all ingredients

Ingredients/materials needed:

Micronized Titanium Dioxide
Bismuth Oxychloride
Zinc Oxide
Sericite Mica - Mat Finish
Magnesium Stearate
Yellow, Red & Brown Iron Oxide Pigments
Jojoba Oil
Vitamin E Oil
Essential Oil
Mortar & Pestle or the Magic Bullet
™Sifter Jars
measuring spoons,
cosmetic brushes (large full brush for foundation)

Phase I

8 tsp Micronized Titanium Dioxide
3 tsp Bismuth Oxychloride
4 tsp Zinc Oxide-Low Micron
1 tsp Magnesium Stearate
1/2 - 1 tsp Yellow Iron Oxide
1/16 tsp Brown Iron Oxide
Pinch of Red Iron Oxide

Phase II
1/4 tsp Jojoba Oil
5 drops Vitamin E Oil
4-8 drops any essential oil (we used Bergamot)

Phase III

1 tsp. Sericite Mica - Matt Finish

Mix the ingredients from Phase I in your mortar and pestle, blending well. Slowly
add the ingredients from Phase II to the mix. Stir until homogenous. Last, add the Phase III ingredient and stir with a spoon, scraping any mixture off the sides of the bowl.

Determining the correct color for you:

Change the tint by adding more of any of the iron oxides. Add more titaniumdioxide, zinc oxide or sericite mica if you desire a lighter overall shade.
Make note of your additions/changes so that you can duplicate when necessary.
Transfer foundation powder into a 30 gr sifter jar for easy application with a large foundation brush.
We've found the Magic Bullet™ to work great and really blend all the colors without leaving any clumps. The Magic Bullet can be purchased at local shops & Walgreen's Pharmacy.

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