Tuesday

How to Make Your Own Liquid Foundation



Since Juice Plus+ transformed my skin and made it smoother than it's been in years (and free of 99.9% of my acne!) I barely use any foundation anymore. 
I assure you that I'm not being overly dramatic when I say that. I've had several people comment on how great my skin looks and are surprised when I tell them my age (ha!) I even had a stranger comment to me that my family must eat healthy because we were all "glowing". I was able to tell her yes, we try to and that adding Juice Plus+ to our diet has made a world of difference! And, I'm personally so relieved not to have to spend money on acne treatment as well as deal with the pain and embarrassment it brought. (Email me here if you want to learn more about Juice Plus+.)

Using this liquid foundation was a great option to help heal my scarred skin but it wasn't a quick fix by any means. Now, since my skin has cleared up by adding concentrated, whole food nutrition to my diet, I barely use any foundation at all. 

Since I'm not trying so hard to cover up acne and marks, I can  wear a lighter shade which blends better so there's no longer a shade difference between my face and neck. I've also started using less concealer and reserve it only for under my eyes and a couple little spots that I'm still working on.

Prior to making my own liquid foundation I was already using a mineral powder foundation, but I just wasn't happy with application and coverage. It was then that I tried taking my mineral powder and combining it with Fractionated Coconut Oil and an essential oil and I've happily used this for over a year now.

If you're going to try this, I would recommend choosing a mineral powder that is one to two shades lighter than what you would normally use because when you add a liquid it slightly darkens the color. Initially I kept using the same color then reduced it by one shade and once I felt even more comfortable with my skin, I reduced it one shade more. Now I feel like it's more of a natural kind of coverage that blends my skin into one even shade and doesn't look at all unnatural or heavy.

What I Use:

How To Use It:

Each morning when you're ready to apply your makeup, use a concealer under your eyes and any other little red spots you want to cover up. Then pour a little mineral powder foundation into the lid of the foundation, add one drop of Frankincense oil and a couple of drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil. Sometimes you have to adjust the amount of FCO or the Frankincense to get the consistency you want.

This is a great alternative since organic liquid foundations are too expensive for our budget and the ones I thought I could possibly afford were too greasy or just not the right color. I'm super pleased with the results and I hope that an option like this will be a great fit for you, too!

Happy blending!

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