Foolproof Way To Make Your Own Foundation

Between summer tans and the winter pale – our skin is constantly changing colors. It’s something we can grow to accept, except when you just dropped $48 on a brand new foundation that isn’t going to match your skin for the next 2-4 months. Yikes. We’ve all been there, but that’s why I’ve discovered a way to make my own foundation and guys, this is life-changing. This formula that you can make at home will allow you to create a buildable base that can easily be adjusted to match the current state of your skin. The best part is that these things last forever and will carry you into your next summer tan. 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN FOUNDATION

This part is easy. You only need two things, but I add in a third which is just my preference. Here’s what you need:

  • Pigment Drops: I’ve been using pigment drops since my sister introduced them to me in college. They are super versatile and come from a variety of brands, but my favorite is the CoverFX Pigment Drops (for reference, I’m the shade G50).
  • Blendable Primer: My favorite is the Becca First Light Primer there’s a lot of other primer brands that I love, but nothing makes quite the right concentration when making your own foundation like the Becca primer.
  • Optional: Skinglass by Noorface: I’m super into dewy “glass” skin and this product is a game-changer. It’s a facial oil that will give you a goddess-like sheen. You can wear it alone on your skin or in this case, I love mixing it in when I’m making my own foundation. [Fair warning: Skinglass is constantly sold out, so add your name to the waiting list so you get an alert when it’s restocked!]

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN FOUNDATION

This is the easy part! I use the back of my hand as a canvas (refer to the video above) and just put 2 pumps of the Becca Backlight Primer and 2-3 pumps of the Cover FX Pigment Drops + 2 drops of Skinglass. This should provide a medium coverage base. For light coverage, I would use 1 drop of the pigment and for heavy coverage, I would go up to 4 drops. This part is completely up to you.

Then you just mix and apply! To avoid a streaky application, I always recommend using a beauty blender or makeup sponge. The key is to bounce not swipe the product across your face. Voila! You should have a formula that will last you into multiple seasons and is completely customizeable.

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Still on the fence? The drops may seem a bit steep at first, but aside from the benefits that I’ve listed above, there’s an added bonus. Let’s say that you love your foundation formula or tinted moisturizer but realize that sometimes it can be a little too light/dark for your skin. These drops don’t have to be used alone! You can add a few drops into your favorite product to adjust the shade for a perfect match. 

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