Now that you've learned how to mix pigments to match your skin tone, let's make a matt powder foundation! The only thing you need aside from your pigment mix is a base powder mixture.
Here's the best part: the base powder is a snap to make.
Why Base PowderSome might think it possible to apply a pigment mixture straight up. In theory, it is possible.
I'm pretty sure it would be a major disappointment to discover color migrating to creases, folds, and corners and either caking up or disappearing altogether – because that's what is almost sure to happen.
A base powder makes application a breeze, ensures color-staying power, and adds a nice feel on the skin.
There are numerous options for base powders depending on which function you are looking for. Some mixtures add a bit of light-reflecting magic, while others can bring a mattifying effect, some are transluscent and others opaque.
Todays mix offers just that: good staying power with a bit of mattifying magic.
This foundation base has a mere 3 components:
Formula for Mattifying Base Powder20% silica microspheres
30 % micronized rice powder
50 % serecite
MethodCombine all ingredients, mix thoroughly.
Mixing can be as easy as placing all of the ingredients in a clean dry jar and shaking everything together, or stirring by hand with a wire whisk for a few minutes to combine thoroughly.
Store dry in an airtight container.
Don't forget to label your mixture with a date.
Told you it was a snap.
Now, before you put away your mixing implements, let's make a matt foundation.
Matt Foundation Formula50% base powder
50% pigment mixture
Transfer to container.
See how easy that was?
Coming UpDo you still have more foundation pigment mixture left? Great! You'll need it for more make-up making fun in upcoming posts.
Want to find more make-up making how-tos? Check the sidebar unbder topics (MAKE-UP) or visit the How To page.Mix pigment colors to match your skin tone