Dry loose minerals can solve this above mentioned problem because minerals in dry form don’t harbor bacteria so they have a longer shelf life. Mineral powders are also lighter, cleaner, versatile and easy to play with. Combining minerals with your skincare products could save you a lot of money you spend on your makeup products. I am guessing skincare is something most of us use religiously and most likely to use it up. Am I right here?
You could make your products fresh every time based on how much you need and keep the unused minerals dry so they last longer and save you money on a longer run. Here are some videos that I found on youtube that will help you make your own face / eye primers, tinted moisturizer, concealer and foundation using your favorite skincare products.
Don’t you think this is so versatile and fun to make? Minerals are so versatile. You could use them as a light dusting of powder on hotter summer days or mix it up with your favorite moisturizer, shea butter or body butter to make your own tinted moisturizer, concealer and foundation like you see in the above video. You could also use toners, rose water or aloe as a substitute for a moisturizer and it still works very well. Play with it and see how it goes. You could also add your favorite essential oils to it such as tea tree or lavender to the mix. It’s better to test all the ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to any of them before you start mixing it all up.
Interesting thing is you could also make your own lip gloss, eye liner and nail colors with loose colored mineral pigments. Use your favorite non-tinted lip balm (lightly melted), nail top coat and aloe gel with the color pigments to turn them into a tinted lip balm, nail color or eye liner of your choice. There are tons of videos on youtube if you need instructions on how to make these.
When it comes to minerals, there are tons of brands in the market to choose from. You can try Bare Minerals, Jane Iredale, La bella Donna, Mineral Essence, Youngblood, Everyday Minerals, Eve Organics, AfterGlow or Alima. My favorite brand right now is Alima. What I love about Alima is, they sell samples in small pots that not only act as testers but are also easy to travel with. Doesn’t this sound wonderful?
Have fun tweaking these recipes and you’ll be amazed at the results. It’s fun to make your own products because it’s like a hobby and hobbies always make you feel better about yourself. It’s fun and exciting to put your creative side to work.
Finally, remember that minerals are waterproof so you might want to use a very good cleaning oil such as DHC cleansing oil, Bosica makeup-breakup cool cleaning oil (my favorite), Josie Maran Argan cleansing oil or any edible oil such as coconut or almond oil to remove it effortlessly and leave you super clean. Hope this helps. Let me know what you think. Would love to hear your views.
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