I’m a mixer. From salad dressings to yogurt, moisturizers, masks, and hair conditioners, I am frequently mixing things together to make my own custom recipes. One such creation I’ve been loving lately is blending three different powders to make the perfect one that sets my makeup, provides sun protection, reduces oil, and gives my skin a shimmery, light reflective glow. Here’s my own custom-blended makeup recipe.
What I Use:
ColoreScience SPF 50 Mineral Powder. I absolutely love this powder because it gives excellent sun protection that’s above and beyond my daily sunscreen moisturizer. While I keep this in my handbag for quick touch-ups when outdoors, it can be a bit too dry and matte looking on my skin when worn in its pure form over liquid makeup.
Bare Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil. I’ve always told my clients to never underestimate the power of makeup. The advancements in technology behind formulas these days are incredible in their ability to make the skin look radiant, even when it may not be underneath. This powder is great because a light dusting instantly gives the appearance of glowing skin. However, when used in its pure form, it can be a bit too shimmery for my liking.
By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder. This is a really effective powder because it helps reduce the appearance of pores while also keeping shine to a minimum throughout the day. My skin still gets pretty oily, so I need something to absorb it. However, when dusted on the skin in its pure form, it can look too white-ish and powdery.
How To Make:
To make this perfect powder, I simply combine equal parts of all three into a container and mix together with a cotton swab. It’s that easy! When dusted over my liquid makeup, my skin has a nice glow to it and it will be protected from the sun’s harmful rays throughout the day.
My Morning Skin Routine:
Cleanse with Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel. Apply Elderberry Toner with a Toning Cloth and leave it damp on my skin. Spread a thin coat of Vitamin C&E Treatment over my entire face and neck. Apply a generous coat of Daily Protection SPF 30 over my face, and then apply an additional coat over my neck and chest.Dab on Vitamin C Eye Brightener around my eyes. Smooth a thin coat of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation over my face. Dust a light coat of the custom-blended powder over my face.
Voila! My skin is now protected and nourished by my skin care products, along with a foundation and the perfect powder to keep my skin looking its best all throughout the day.
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