I don’t know how ‘normal’ my beauty routine is, but over the years I have worked out a routine that works best for my face. Basically after washing my face, I will apply a primer (although not every day, usually only days I am going out and want my makeup looking just right), then I apply a light cover liquid foundation, to get a overall even tone, followed by a second medium cover liquid, often in a slightly darker shade and concentrate it more around my cheeks or any areas that need extra cover and colour. After that I use a very thick foundation as a concealer for covering up imperfections. ( I find working up from lighter to thicker cover works best). And finally finish off with powder and bronzer. So all up just for skin, that’s primer, 3 foundations, powder and bronzer.
I have been looking into making my own makeup lately as for one it would save a lot of money, and two it’s more natural, and who knows my skin may even improve from natural products. So far I haven’t been able to find how to make thicker foundations ( I tried one promising recipe from a lady with a chemistry background- but it was too claggy and not very smooth), but at least have been able to create this light cover.
If you want to give it a try, here is how to make your own! Be sure to only use lightly (apply with a sponge) and finish with a powder, for a matte finish. It also includes sun protection (approx 20 SPF) from the zinc oxide and moisturises the face, a bit of a 3-in-1.
LIGHT COVER FOUNDATION
(for light skin)
You will need:
42g almond oil
28g shea butter
14g cocoa butter
1/8 tbs vitamin E oil
14g zinc oxide
1/2 tbs cocoa ( for medium tone use 1 tbs and for a darker tone use 1 1/2 tbs)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
-Place a heat proof bowl onto kitchen scales
-Add the oil, butters and beeswax one at a time, tare the weight after
each to measure them out
-Place the bowl on a pot of boiling water (i.e double boiler) until
everything has melted, stirring occasionally.
– Once melted remove bowl from the heat, allow to cool a little
-Then add the Vitamin E, zinc oxide, cocoa and cinnamon. Stir well,
to combine and mix colour through.
-Pour into a container (metal, glass or plastic)
-Allow to set and thicken.
-Then it is ready to use!