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How To Make Your Own Mineral Finishing Powders

How To Make Your Own Mineral Finishing Powders

Finishing powder, mineral veil, setting powder and finishing veil are all one and the same product and a must have in any girls makeup bag!

Although normally used after applying mineral makeup to give that professional soft focus finish, they can also be used before your mineral foundation is applied. This gives extra adhesion and can also help with extra oil absorption where necessary depending on the base powders used.

This is the simplest of mineral cosmetics to make and can be made from varying ingredients ranging from using one base powder to several depending on your needs. They can be tinted or untinted but they all have one thing in common, they are always sheer and light reflecting, so your choice of base powders will be those that offer translucency and good light scattering abilities.

Benefits of making your own:

  • Simple to make
  • You can make one to suit your skin
  • Branded cosmetics are much more expensive, you can make better for a fraction of the cost
  • Branded cosmetics often contain many undesirable ingredients
  • Learn to make mineral makeup and start your own business

What equipment do I need?

  • Coffee Grinder (keep for mineral makeup use only)
  • Cling film to stop any powders escaping from grinder
  • Measuring Spoons see recipes
  • Small brush for taking powder off of sides of grinder
  • Rubbing alcohol, available from any chemist
  • Protection for your work surface
  • Dusk Mask for grinding powders
  • Apron
  • Surgical or Nitrile gloves
  • Sifter Pot or Container of your choice

What ingredients do I need?

See individual recipes

Important note: Before you start sterilise your equipment and any tools that you are using by wiping them over with rubbing alcohol.

Here Are 3 Example Mineral Finishing Powder Recipes:

All recipes make 3 tsp of Mineral Finishing Powder.

Simple But Luxurious Finishing Powder:

The following recipe is Cruelty Free but is not suitable for Vegans.

By far the simplest Finishing Powder is Silk Powder used on its own as a single ingredient. It can be ground to fluff it up a little but this is not necessary.

These are but a few of the amazing qualities of Silk Powder:

  • Contains 18 amino acids
  • Unique in that it conditions the skin and absorbs oil
  • Has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties
  • Has natural UV protection
  • Is sheer and light reflecting, giving a wonderful soft focus look to the skin
  • A little goes a long way

To Apply:

As with all mineral makeup, make sure your moisturiser is fully absorbed before applying. Buff into the skin with a Kabuki brush before or after you apply your mineral foundation. Can also be used independently, either tinted or untinted depending on your skin tone, as a ‘barely there’ skin covering.

Adjustments:

To tint your Silk Finishing Powder add a small amount of your finished mineral foundation, starting with 1/8 tsp and grind well. Keep adding, grinding and testing until you reach the desired shade. When grinding remember to wear a dust mask.

Luxury Mineral Finishing Powder Recipe:

 The following recipe is Cruelty Free but is not suitable for Vegans.

*Remember to wear a dust mask

Method:

Put all ingredients into the coffee grinder, cover the top with cling film and grind together for 1 minute. Remove lid and cling film, brush any powders from the sides of the grinder. Replace cling film and lid and grind again for 1 more minute. Finished.

Adjustments:

To tint your Finishing Powder add a small amount of your finished mineral foundation, starting with 1/8 tsp and grind well. Keep adding, grinding and testing until you reach the desired shade.

To Apply:

As with all mineral makeup, make sure your moisturiser is fully absorbed before applying. Buff into the skin with a Kabuki brush before or after you apply your mineral foundation. Can also be used independently, either tinted or untinted depending on your skin tone, as a ‘barely there’ skin covering.

Finishing Powder Recipe:

The following recipe is Cruelty Free and Vegan Friendly.

*Remember to wear a dust mask

Method:

Put all ingredients into the coffee grinder, cover the top with cling film and grind ingredients together for 1 minute. Remove lid and cling film, brush any powders from the sides of the grinder. Replace cling film and lid and grind again for 1 more minute. Finished.

Adjustments:

To tint your Finishing Powder add a small amount of your finished mineral foundation, starting with 1/8 tsp and grind well. Keep adding, grinding and testing until you reach the desired shade.

To Apply:

As with all mineral makeup, make sure your moisturiser is fully absorbed before applying. Buff into the skin with a Kabuki brush before or after you apply your mineral foundation. Can also be used independently, either tinted or untinted depending on your skin tone, as a ‘barely there’ skin covering.

 

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Published 14th August 2013

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