How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup

Over the last year or so I’ve struggled with breakouts on my face. At the recommendation of my dermatologist, I switched to a mineral based foundation. While I’ve loved the new makeup {it’s still yet to be seen whether the makeup has really helped the breakouts though}, it’s not the cheapest. As in, $20 or so for each little container.

A friend of mine recently told me that she makes some of her own mineral veil makeup that’s from the overall mineral based makeup collection I use. She passed the details along to me and I gave it a try. So today I’m showing you how to make your own mineral veil powder makeup.

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

It only involves three ingredients {all of which are probably already in your pantry/linen closet} and will take you all of 5 minutes to make.

The mineral veil powder is used after you apply the other powder foundations and basically sets your makeup. It can also be used to touch up shiny or oily spots throughout the day to avoid caking on layers and layers of foundation.

The first ingredient is corn starch. I used about 1 tablespoon.

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

Next, you’ll add a little bit of baby powder. About a 1/2 teaspoon should do.

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

Those two ingredients alone are basically all you need. One of the main ingredients in the manufactured mineral veil is cornstarch and as most of you know, baby powder is great for covering oil {I’m sure a lot of us have used it in our hair at one point}. But, to avoid looking like a ghost after applying those two very white powders, there’s one more ingredient you can add.

And that is cocoa powder.

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

I just added a little at a time, until I got it to a color that would work for me.

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

This isn’t meant to be a bronzer, so don’t go overboard with the cocoa powder. Just a hint of color is all you need.

I kept my original container and just poured a little of the new powder in at a time and worked it into the holes {I did take off the first layer of plastic to make it a little easier}.  But you can store it in any kind of container you like.

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

But that’s it. Now you have a super cheap mineral veil powder in less than 5 minutes.

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

If you don’t use mineral based foundations, what kind of makeup do you use?

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Comments

  1. Diana says:

    I seriously need to try this!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Stella says:

    Hello, I stumbled on your blog via pinterest.
    I like this idea of making your own veil, but if I can weigh in on the matter, I’d suggest to ditch the baby powder. Baby powder is *essentially* talc, and talc is known to clog pores, which may result in more breakouts. You can easily find more info googling it. I guess you could stick to corn starch or use rice flour to reduce shine without clogging. Just my two cents.

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