January 10, 2017 at 7:19 pm #18144
If anyone is on the fence about buying the book (you should) or have the book but not sure you can try the foundation, you can do it.
I’ll start with my expectations for foundation. I need a medium coverage. Not minimal and not department store mask. But simply enough to blend the skin to one color, maybe fade that spot on my cheekbone that gets darker every year and the new ones that pop up whenever sun touches my skin. I don’t want the full face made up look. But I’m a make up girl and I want to look my best.
In 2006 I dumped the store liquid foundation and bought Bare Minerals starter set. Didn’t care for it, my skin didn’t look much different. So I bought new minerals from a company called Everyday Minerals. I still wasn’t happy with the minimal look but it was cheaper so I went whole hog and spent hundreds on her stuff. I wanted to keep that liquid junk off my skin so what could I do?
Fast forward to last week. After a near disaster blending Marie’s foundation recipe (my fault, not hers) I found my foundation for life.
It gave me that perfect medium coverage that I’ve longed for without the mask look. No one will go into shock when I wash it off and they see the real me. That’s important.
I still look natural but better. Smoother. Even skinned.
Her recipe doesn’t create a cloud of powders choking me when I use it. A big deal. Big big deal. Lord knows how much I’ve inhaled over the last decade with that other crap.
I can make a lifetime supply for probably under $10.
It feels like silk going on and it’s still there when I wash it off when go to bed. That is a huge bonus and kind of a shock. I’m not used to looking put together at the end of the day. I have full confidence that this foundation will stand up to my humid Georgia summers. Another huge bonus.January 10, 2017 at 7:45 pm #18147
Yay! Oh my goodness, what a stunning testimonial that’s making me all giddy and gleeful over here 😀 Have you tried the liquid variety yet? I find I absolutely love that in the winter for the added moisture. I’ve even tried applying it with a beauty blender as of late (’twas a Christmas gift!) and that works really well 🙂
And I can attest that if you slap on multiple layers of this stuff, the mask thing can happen haha. You know, just in case you want to go all kabuki 😛January 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm #18149
I do plan to make this in liquid. I have PLENTY of dry foundation to spare.
I had a slight accident in making my batch of powdered.
I did not buy a recommended set of itty bitty spoons, like you said we should. I have since bought the recommended spoons. You can’t always go cheap.
I didn’t do a test measure to compare true sizes of spoons like you said we should. I was meticulous in measuring the powders but not so the pigments.
So my medium skin tone I made was three times too dark for my face. I simply tripled the batch and lightened it up. And it’s perfect. I meant every word I said, and have plenty to say about the eye shadow. It’s perfection and I’ll gush about it tomorrow.
I know you put a ton of time into these recipes and it shows. Good work!January 10, 2017 at 8:05 pm #18150
Wait, beauty blender? Something new? Because after making the finishing dust, my coffee blender died and I need another. Do you have something that will hold up better?January 10, 2017 at 9:10 pm #18154
Oh no! I’m glad you were able to save the foundation but I am definitely getting a bit of a chuckle thinking about how much of it you must have now! At least all the other face type recipes come from it, so you can make lots of concealer/colour corrector/airbrushing powder/etc.! Also, have you seen my tiny measuring spoon guide?
A beauty blender is just a really expensive sponge—sorry to disappoint! I quite like mine but it’s definitely not going to help you make any makeup (and I am not yet sold on the price tag, but we’ll see).
I used a single Krups coffee grinder for very nearly all the recipe development in the book; I only had to add a new one when the lid bit that pushes down and turns the grinder on fell off. I’d purchased that Krups grinder used on Kijiji back in 2013 (?), and at that point the guy I bought it from had owned it for 15 years already! So—Krups grinders, man. They da bomb.January 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm #18155BelindaSKParticipant
This will be the first thing I make when my ingredients get here! Both powder and liquid. I’ve never had foundation, in any form, last all day on my face. High humidity over half the year and very oily skin….not the best combination, to say the least. So, I can’t wait to test out Marie’s recipe! I’m sure it will kick butt!!January 10, 2017 at 10:00 pm #18156
Marie, I immediately ordered the spoons you use! Already delivered and a better quality, too.
I need to pay more attention when I read. I thought your beauty blender was a blender.
I have an ancient Krupps coffee grinder, used daily for coffee and a brand new Hamilton Beach grinder that died. Bought from Walmart, you get what you pay for. At least I was able to make a large batch of eyeshadow base that I can still have fun with until I replace the blender.
Belinda, we share the same climate. I’m way up in North Georgia, very near your Tennessee line. I believe this foundation will not end up dripping down to your shoes!January 10, 2017 at 10:19 pm #18157MistyParticipant
Wow, I’m so glad to hear the foundation works well (not that I expected otherwise, given my experience with Marie’s other recipes). I’ve got my book, and I’m waiting on supply deliveries (I just. Keep. Ordering. Stuff….Help me!)
I’m in the same boat in that I don’t want a thick layer of goop on my face. I just want to even out my splotchy, vitiligo-affected skin. Luckily, I’m super-pale so the pigment loss is less obvious than it would be on someone else.
Oh, and I *also* wanted something to survive the Georgia heat and humidity, though anyone who visited last week would never believe it gets hot. What part of Georgia do you call home? I’m North GA (Cherokee County).January 10, 2017 at 10:35 pm #18160
As part of the testing process for the foundation (and most other book recipes, honestly) I wore it to a bunch of hot yoga classes 😂 ’tis the only way to test in humidity and heat in Calgary in the dead of winter! Anywho, it felt super weird going to yoga with a full face of makeup and checking it obsessively afterwards, but I did it ’cause I love you guys 😛January 10, 2017 at 11:11 pm #18163MistyParticipant
😀 That’s a funny image! We need a “like” button for such occasions.January 11, 2017 at 10:14 am #18181BelindaSKParticipant
Hello Cristie! That is great to hear! I certainly need a product that is going to perform. I live in a small town right outside of Memphis. Our heat and humidity during the summer is brutal! I tell people “Have you ever been in one of those hot steam saunas? That is what our summers feel like! The heat literally takes your breath away and you start sweating the minute you walk out the door. A lot!!”. On the flip side, the humidity sure makes my skin happy. It gets very cranky during the dry winter months and I really struggle with what to do to make it calm down. The recipe for Creamy Cleansing Balm in Marie’s book has been a big help! I didn’t think I would like it, but made it anyway because it sounded intriguing. I’ve gotta say, I love that stuff! My face really gets clean and it’s not nearly as dried out as when I use my CP soap. Marie is a genius with this stuff!!January 12, 2017 at 12:48 pm #18245
Misty, I’m norther (a real word) than you, up in Gilmer. But even the higher elevation doesn’t save us from heat/humidity. If it’s humid but not even hot as the sun is setting, sweat still drips off me onto sunglasses, shirt, shoes…tomatoes. I sweat like a man and it’s not pretty, is it? But my oldest lives in Cherokee and that concrete is misery.
Belinda, you’ll love the foundation! I like your description of the heat. I used to tell people to imagine wrapping yourself in plastic wrap and going into 100° sun, when I lived in Savannah. It’s better up here.
The humidity may give the foundation a good time, but I do suspect it’ll last at least better than anything I’ve used. And who needs to look immaculate picking green beans anyway?
I may or may not be that vain 🙂January 12, 2017 at 1:38 pm #18255PennyParticipant
Cristie…. you’re a hoot!January 14, 2017 at 8:14 pm #18363CynnaraParticipant
This is my base project. Here’s my thing. All my life, I’ve been blessed. Rarely got pimples, fairly clear skin, and the worst thing is the dark circles due to chronic insomnia. So I rarely wear full makeup. I’m also sensitive to something in most of the stuff, so I stay away. This is my mother’s fault.
So I need a good concealer and a light to medium coverage foundation so I can get up and go. Seriously, we’re talking three minutes in the morning. Brows, concealer, face powder foundation- done. On days I’m up for it, I’ll line my eyes and put on blush and eyeshadow. I normally don’t because I worry about irritation and watering eyes within 30 minutes.
So concealer and powder foundation. Must conquer. I’m so ready to sneak into my oxides and play. I found a coffee grinder with a removable cup and blade for washing. I’m willing to pay more for happiness.
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