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.
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 CupsNow, 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!
- 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 1MIX 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 2In a small beaker, MELT slowly over very low heat until liquid
- 1,1 gr beeswax
- 1 drop vitamin e
Step 3Add 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.
MoreFor 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