Saturday, November 1, 2014

Make Your Own Cream Concealer



Several of you have asked for this, and it's been on my to-do list for ages. Now, thanks to a comment from 'Anon' (sure wish you'd posted a name!), I'm going to share this formula for cream concealer/highlighter with you.

The original formula is not mine and is not even in English. Aroma Zone had it on their website (but only in French - évidemment). But since their recent major site overhaul, it seems to have disappeared.

But.

No need to panic.

You can thank me now for being such a diligent and copious note-taker.

You can also rejoice in that fact that I have tried this out before sharing it with you, because I have tweaked the formula (dare I say improved?) a bit. My production process is also slightly more newbie-friendly than the original.



Grams vs Cups

Now, I know some of you work in cups and ounces, but don't ask me to convert this recipe for you. As a matter of fact, don't even do it yourself. It's simply not recommendable – and there's a really good reason.

This formula is for a single container of product. It's only 11 grams. That's a mere 0,388 ounces.

Small amount = need for 100% accuracy.

For 100% accuracy, go with grams!

Grams are easy to work with. Grams are logical. Grams rock!

OK, I'm done trying to sell you on the metric system (for now).

Let's make a cream highlighter/concealer!


Necessary Equipment


  • A scale that can measure to a tenth of a gram
  • Small mixing bowls (glass is easy to sterilize)
  • Small mixing implements
  • Heatproof glass beaker (it's a great help if you can pour from your heatproof container - you'll see why in a minute)
  • Container for your finished concealer/highlighter





Ingredients and Method

Step 1 

MIX in a small bowl until thoroughly mixed

  • 3 gr fractionated coconut oil
  • 1,1 gr rice bran oil (or jojoba)
  • 0,5 gr coco caprylate (also known as coco silicone)
  • 5,3 gr pigment mix in your chosen highlighter/concealer color (see more here)


Step 2 

In a small beaker, MELT slowly over very low heat until liquid

  • 1,1 gr beeswax
  • 1 drop vitamin e



Step 3 

Add the step 1 mixture to the melted beeswax, mix thoroughly and quickly pour into your final container.

Tip: This mixture solidifies very quickly. If you have trouble getting everything poured up before it stiffens, gently reheat the mixture until liquid enough to transfer.

Enjoy!


More 

For a few extra details and production notes from when I made batch 1, please visit this post
All the ingredients for this can all be found at Aroma Zone

11 comments:

Druantia said...

The original recipe is still there: http://www.aroma-zone.com/info/recette-cosmetique/correcteur-anti-cernes :)

Lise M Andersen said...

Yay Druantia! I looked and looked for it without luck. Thanks for sharing this!

goodgirl said...

Thank you so much, Lise! It sounds like a great recipe :).

Lise M Andersen said...

Hey there Goodgirl - I've been using this non-stop and really love how it works for my skin. I hope it is just as good for you. Best of luck with it!

Marina said...

Thank you so much, Lisa!!!

Geneviève Côté said...

Could we replace the coco silicone with something else? If yes what would you recommend?

Lise M Andersen said...

Hi Genevieve - you can replace the coco silicone with fractionated coconut oil. It isn't a necessity- just a little extra luxury :)

Kimberley Jane said...

I've gotten a bit lost in your recipes and had a question. Are they all generally in grams? And when you say 3,1 does that mean 3.1 grams?

Lise M Andersen said...

Foprgive me Kimberly Jane-- I often mix up the Danish way of writing numbers with the English way of writing numbers. It is indeed 3.1 grams. And, yes, I work exclusively in grams. :)

Bojana said...

Hello Lisa :)

Just made this concealer, and I have to say, it's fantastic! It glides on perfectly, and I love the fact that it has almost no scent at all. Thank you se much for sharing this recipe!

Lise M Andersen said...

HI Bojana - Thanks for your comment. I am actually quite crazy about this particular concealer as well. I've made it several times and it is stable and long lasting as well. Enjoy!