Foundation is the very base of make-up. Be it an everyday light casual look or a pomp show dark make up for late night parties, foundation is a must have all the time. It not just simply covers your skin thoroughly, rather gives you an even skin tone, hides fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, pimples, acne and even tiny tags. Though nowadays foundation is marketed to have much more benefits than these like protecting your skin from sun, pollution, prevents wearing off of make up from sweat or water, gives you a sort of face lift if you use a mineral based foundation and also helps to balance your skin type by regulating excessive oils, clogging the pores and hydrating the over dry skin.
9 All Diy Natural Liquid Foundation Making At Home:
Start with adding 2 teaspoons of base as listed below and then slowly adding a pinch of the color mixtures that you want. I would recommend slowly making your way to reach the desired color and consistency you want. Keep stirring continuously as you add more and more of the color and base. This ensures that the final product turns out really smooth and fine and there are no lumps left.
Corn Starch can be used as an effective base for your foundation. It coats the skin really well and is really fine on application. It is useful in getting rid of the irritating pigments from our skin and is good for cleaning the face. It serves as the best base for the foundation as it blends really easily, is affordable and acts as a thickening agent.
White clay is preferable for people with fair complexions.
Arrowroot flour is similar to the cornstarch but it does not contain GMOs and works equally well.
Color:Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Helps in tanning the shade of the foundation. Cocoa powder gives a brownish color to the foundation. But even if you are a brown person, don’t add too much of cocoa powder to your base at once. You can certainly darken the color by adding more later but adding more base to lighten the shade will not solve much of the purpose rather just keep on increasing the quantity of the foundation you are making. Cocoa powder also contains antioxidants which uplifts your face. But make sure to use only unsweetened cocoa else the sweetness will make your face all sticky and tight.
To add a little light brown and bronze sort of shade, use cinnamon powder. Cinnamon also helps in increasing blood circulation. Though it is a little course.
A light brown / grey tint from bentonite clay will certainly give you the color you are looking for. It is absolutely smooth and has a very nice coverage.
Turmeric is great for your skin. It lightens and brightens your skin and gives it a nice sheath and glow. Using turmeric powder in your foundation provides a yellow tincture to it, but make sure to use only a pinch of turmeric as it can leave its color behind.
Beet powder adds a reddish tone to the foundation. But beet root powder is not as fine as other ingredients. You will need to strain it before use.
While the beetroot powder gives a more of a reddish tone, hibiscus powder gives a more of a pinkish and a little duller tone than beetroot powder. There are no specified quantities as to in what ratio should we add all of these ingredients as everyone has a different complexion, so one should slowly keep on adding the different ingredients to make the shade that works just right for them. To add fragrance, use any essential oil. Add vitamin E oil for extra nourishment.
Final Stage Of Making A Liquid Foundation
Add your regular non sticky face moisturizer to the powdered foundation you made to turn it liquid. Adding the cream will also darken the colour of the foundation and add consistency to it.