I have had some requests to post recipes that I use to make my mineral makeup. I don’t actually use any recipes. As a general rule I use 3 parts mica to one part TKB matte texture base. I just put 1/4 tsp of matte texture base in a little ziplock baggie, and add in 3/4 tsp of various colored micas and smoosh it all together until well blended.
In learning how to make mineral makeup I’ve collected some links that may help you in creating your own formulas:
- How to use TKB matte texture base – This link is very informative, it doesn’t just cover how to use their base, but also the qualities of other fillers. If you would like an idea of how much to use, look at the page about the products, there is usually a percentage indicated for concentration.
- The official mmu thread @ makeup talk – This thread contains all sorts of valuable information. And if you have any questions, you can ask away.
- Mix up your makeup eyeshadow kit from TKB trading– Information (with videos) on how to mix micas to get the colors you want
Recipes & Information
- What’s new in the industry – how to make eyeshadow
- Making your own cosmetics @ sweetscents.com
- Lip Balm Recipes @ fromnaturewithlove.com
- The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe – recipes and instructions (scroll down to the bottom for mineral makeup.
- Eyeshadow recipes from TKB Trading – Recipes using their matte texture base.
- Coastal Scents – All sorts of ingredient, mica, oxides, fillers, jars.
- Garden of Wisdom – Mostly ingredients for lotions and soaps.
- TKB trading – Almost everything you would ever need to make your own makeup, great resource for information (don’t forget to check out Kaila’s blog). Micas, Fillers, Oxides, additives, jars, etc…. Be sure to look at the pop micas, these are about as close to primaries as you will get with micas, great for mixing custom colours.
You might have difficulty finding actual recipes for mineral makeup.
There are a few reasons for this. Many people who go through the trouble, and time of creating the perfect formulation and colours, are doing so because one day, they would like to sell their mineral makeup and are hesitant to share their “secret” recipe.
Another reason is because creating mineral makeup has a lot to do with personal preference, do you prefer a makeup with lots of colour pay-off, or a more natural look? Are you sensitive to bismuth? Do you have the equipment for matte, or do you want something simple? Most of the fun in making mineral makeup is customising the perfect makeup for you.
You just might have to invent your own recipes (but isn’t that part of the fun? 🙂 ). I would suggest looking through all of the links that I’ve posted, doing a “Google” search for “Mineral Makeup Recipes” and taking a peek at the ingredients in your favourite brands. Try your hand at inventing your own recipes. 🙂