January 11, 2017 at 3:34 am #18167
I always thought I had a darkerish complexion, but I guess I am more of a “Marie” than a “Jess”. Or maybe it’s just the first time I’ve actually wintered the whole winter in China in years. Usually I run away to Mexico to get a tan as this snow-white-ghost-thing might be great for some very deep Plum lipsticks, but looking in the mirror…. I could swear I see a ghost.
Anyways, I discovered that I’m a “Marie”! With a lot of red undertones. So I used her recipe, and added in half a drop (1/64) of green oxide to the coffee grinder to help offset the red. This worked well in using light->medium airbrushing coverage (1.5tsp sericite mica) foundation.
Words to the wise on oxides, get your oxides from a store that sells cosmetic base ingredients. I bought my original oxides from the factory who sells to cosmetic companies so the colours I was getting in my cosmetics matched my skin, but golly… they were some crazy colours!January 12, 2017 at 10:27 pm #18276CristieParticipant
Smart to add the green!January 13, 2017 at 8:19 am #18284
I have redness too, so I figure that I will be adding that bit of green in my foundation also. Hopefully, I’ll get some time to do a little cosmetic-making today! ~happy dance~January 13, 2017 at 10:11 am #18287MarieKeymaster
Something else you can do for an easy anti-redness is add some green to the powder base or cream base, or even just mix up a touch of green with some sericite mica (or silica!) and a few drops of your favourite oil for an anti-redness primer/serum 🙂January 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm #18298
Fantastic! I’ll keep that in mind for Monday when I get to putter again.
I now can say that yes, the colour changes over the first few days. Or my skin tone changes that quickly. But the two batches I made for me, and the one I made for a friend, are now too light for the skin! So Monday, I get to head back into the kitchen and work with colours!
Originally, I made “Marie” and that worked well for a day or so, but then was too light. So I made “Jess”, which was too dark. So then I quickly made another batch aiming for somewhere in the middle, and I looked like Donald Trump. I’m not tossing anything as I brown up beautifully in the summer, and might be able to use it or gift it to someone in the summer.January 14, 2017 at 1:45 pm #18322
I’m learning a lot listening to everyone here. I bought cosmetic grade oxides, so that will help. Need to invest in more TO. I have oil miscible but not water. (Oops. Lol) I have my zinc oxide (I tended to buy this regularly as I made baby butt cream for my niece when she was a wee lassie, she’s now 6!) but I need to invest in sericite, which will arrive soon.
Which “slip” and adhesion ingredients are you liking best so far? I’m wondering as my cart gets bigger and bigger. (Thanks, Marie!) It could be an interesting project– which has better slip and where they work best. (Hint hint)January 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm #18878
So my goodies arrived and I played around. I made both powder and cream. Both are slightly darker than I am. However, if I shear it in, it looks good. Especially the cream, which is lighter than the powder by about a shade and a half or so. So I’m thinking I can add a bit of the base and it’ll lighten up perfectly.January 21, 2017 at 12:04 pm #18880
Here’s a close up of the cream, which I do like. Yup, I do.January 21, 2017 at 12:12 pm #18883
Looks great! Did you get some of the little jars with sifter tops? I really like those. I bought some of those little lip gloss tubes too, but I don’t want to use them for liquid base, although I have no idea what I would put liquid foundation in. Haha
I need to make the dusting powder and airbrushing powder for my face. I put on the powder base yesterday and within minutes (seconds), I looked very shiny and greasy. *sigh* oily skin, great for keeping you younger looking, not so great otherwise.January 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm #18884
Awesome, Cyn!!January 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm #18902
Oh, I planned on one tube for foundation, the rest will be for lippies. I bought the sifter jars. I will use them too. I wanted to be able make enough that I can “dilute” to my colouring. I figure a teaspoon of base without pigment will do the trick. That way, I can enjoy it for a while. I’m also thinking if I lighten it a bit more- concealer!January 29, 2017 at 7:02 pm #19590ZilParticipant
What do you ladies think would be a good sub for Aragon oil in the liquid foundation?February 3, 2017 at 9:01 pm #19660
I’ve finally found a colour scheme for the foundation powders! I’ve been playing with the argan oil in the liquid but I’m doing my makeup a little different than The Book. I’m keeping the powder in the sifter container, but take out a little and add some oil. So rather than making up a large amount at one time, I just make some up day by day.
I’m thinking of changing up the oils Zil. I’m thinking of mixing up a light oil serum to mix with the powder. So far my thoughts are: moringa, sea buckthorn seed oil, evening primrose, rosehip and argan. These are all the lovely anti-aging oils my skin loves, and for the most part, sink right in.
It’s now just getting my skin used to wearing all this extra stuff on it.February 4, 2017 at 8:54 am #19677ZilParticipant
I’m afraid to use sea buck thorn because it will change the color of my foundation. Unfortunately my skin is not fond of all the other oils you mentioned. I tested some camellia seed oil using the same method as use penny and it turned out well. Im going to try it a few more times and if it keeps going well that might be my oil.February 4, 2017 at 10:16 am #19682
Sounds like you have a winner, Zil! Glad you found an oil that’s working for you.
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