Mineral Makeup Loose Powder Foundation Recipe

Makes approximately (3)-30 gram jars (3 oz). Measure all ingredients

Mineral Makeup Loose Powder Foundation Recipe

Ingredients/materials needed:

  • Micronized Titanium Dioxide
  • Bismuth Oxychloride (optional)
  • Kaolin Clay (optional)
  • Zinc Oxide
  • Sericite Mica – Matt
  • Magnesium Stearate
  • Yellow, Red & Brown Iron Oxide Pigments
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Essential Oil
  • Mortar & Pestle or the Magic Bullet™
  • Sifter Jars
  • measuring spoons,
  • cosmetic brushes (large full brush for foundation)

Phase I

  • 8 tsp Micronized Titanium Dioxide
  • 3 tsp Bismuth Oxychloride (may substitute Sericite Mica or Kaolin Clay)
  • 4 tsp Zinc Oxide-Low Micron
  • 1 tsp Magnesium Stearate
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp Yellow Iron Oxide
  • 1/16 tsp Brown Iron Oxide
  • Pinch of Red Iron Oxide

Phase II

  • 1/4 tsp Jojoba Oil
  • 5 drops Vitamin E Oil
  • 4-8 drops any essential oil (we used Bergamot)

Phase III

1 tsp. Sericite Mica – Matt Finish

Mix the ingredients from Phase I in your mortar and pestle or Magic Bullet, blending well. Slowly add the ingredients from Phase II to the mix. Stir/blend until homogenous. Last, add the Phase III ingredient if you need more or less to adjust the color tone.

Determining the correct color for you:

Change the tint by adding more of any of the iron oxides. Add more titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or sericite mica if you desire a lighter overall shade. Make note of your additions/changes so that you can duplicate when necessary.

Transfer foundation powder into a 30 gr sifter jar for easy application with a large foundation brush.

We’ve found the Magic Bullet™ to work great and really blend all the colors without leaving any clumps. The Magic Bullet can be purchased at local shops & Walgreen’s Pharmacy.