How to Make Mineral Makeup

Did you know that you can easily make your own mineral makeup? Four years ago I decided to make my own. I started learning how to make mineral makeup. I was shocked at how easy it was.

I researched the ingredients in Bare Minerals, found a place to buy them and started experimenting. It turned out so well that I began selling my line of foundation immediately. I got great reviews. Most women told me it was the best makeup they had ever tried.

Now, I am super busy with three cute kids and have decided to stop selling mineral makeup. So I am posting all my recipes on this website so that you can make your own mineral makeup!

Why Make Your Own Makeup?

As you can see above, you can spend $100 and make several pounds of makeup! You are probably spending about $25 for a jar or bottle of good makeup. If you buy the above ingredients and reuse the jars you will be able to make over 100 jars of mineral makeup. Since these minerals never go bad, you could have enough makeup to last several years!

You will only be paying about $1.00 a jar! That's amazing and there are instructions to help you adjust your foundation color as your skin changes from season to season. If you worried about the $100 startup cost, find a friend to go on it with you.

Foundation Colors and Recipes

Very Light Mineral Makeup Recipe

Light Pink Mineral Makeup Recipe

Light Yellow Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Light Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Pink Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Yellow Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Red Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Dark Yellow Mineral Makeup Recipe

Olive Mineral Makeup Recipe

Light Brown Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Light Brown Mineral Makeup Recipe

Medium Brown Mineral Makeup Recipe

Dark Brown Mineral Makeup Recipe

Where to Buy Ingredients

I get all of my ingredients at There are other websites on how to make mineral makeup and some ingredients but this website contains all of the ingredients needed in my recipes. I am not an affiliate of this website. It is very important that you purchase the right colors of iron oxide. I put as much info as possible to ensure that there is no error in the color choice.

Shopping List

  • Titanium Dioxide Rutile $11.95/lb
  • Zinc Oxide $14.90/lb
  • Serecite Mica $21.55/lb
  • Kaolin Clay $8.50/lb
  • Deep Red Iron Oxide $6.30/4 oz (C.I. # 77491, C.A.S.#1309-37-1) Item #PIG-DRD
  • Yellow Iron Oxide $20.97/lb (CI#77492, C.A.S.#51274-00-1) Item # PIG-Y
  • Brown Iron Oxide $8.09/4 oz (CI#77491/77492/77499, C.A.S.# 12227-89-3/1332-37-2/51274-00-1)
  • 30 Gram Jars with sifter 10 for $8.00
  • Redmond Clay


The links for the ingredients are below.

Omitting Titanium Dioxide

You may want to omit the titanium dioxide from the recipe and use something else instead. One of my readers sent me an email asking how to do this. This is my response.

"I am hoping to soon figure out a new titanium dioxide free recipe. For the present, I would use zinc oxide instead of titanium dioxide. You will have to add more zinc oxide since titanium dioxide is whiter. I would add 1 tsp at a time more until you feel like the color is right. Be sure and right down what you add so you will remember the next time that you make the makeup."

These recipes are for personal use only and are not to be republished or copied without permission. If you found this beneficial, you might enjoy my other home remedies that I will be sharing.

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