Want to make Essential Mineral Makeup No Titanium Dioxide

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    KathyK
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    Hi everyone, just bought the Kindle version of the book. I want to make the Essential Mineral Makeup I have all the ingredients except for the Titanium Dioxide.
    I have the day off today and I am really wanting to experiment. Can I up the amount of Zinc Oxide (But how much?) to replace the Titanium Dioxide? I also have these ingredients too Arrowroot Powder and Boron Nitride.

    Also once I find my color match I want to make the foundation powder into liquid. With the missing Titanium Dioxide will this alter the results?

    Thank you for any help.

    #19329
    BelindaSK
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    From what I’ve read, a zinc oxide/ boron nitrate mix could work, but you will need to keep usage rate of boron nitride between 3-7%. ZO you can use up to 100% in a recipe, but for makeup it’s best to keep at 10% of recipe or below, unless you want really opaque makeup.

    I’ve not made the liquid, so someone else will need to help you there.

    TD’s function in the foundation is adding brightness and opacity, and boosting adhesion. I’ve also read it has some light-scattering properties, which ZO doesn’t have. An addition of some silica microspheres could help with that.

    #19336
    KathyK
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    Hmm maybe I should just wait and get some Titanium Dioxide. I am new to this and don’t want to mess with figuring out percentages lol. But thank you Belinda. Maybe I will try your suggestions after I make the recipe as is a couple of times.

    #19364
    Marie
    Keymaster

    Some readers in the past tried to use ZO instead of TD and reported uniformly awful results 😛 I would wait until you have it rather than potentially wasting more expensive ingredients like boron nitride or silica microspheres! (And thank you for buying my book!)

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