One of the perks of buying a DIY mineral makeup kit is definitely getting the manual. Almost all mineral makeup companies that offer “make your own mineral makeup” kits have guides in them, and the latest one that I’ve been reading is the one enclosed in my Bramble Berry Mineral Makeup Kit.
The guide that was enclosed is a pleasant one – as you flip open the page, a color wheel welcomes you as a guide for your formulations, as it starts the story telling about the ingredients of mineral makeup and what they do. After, the guide includes advice for those who make small, or large batches – which materials should be ready, alongside the recipes for eyeshadows, blushes, and even foundations! ( to think that my kit was only for eyeshadow-making! )
Just one thing that I have noticed – is that their foundation formulations are mixed with only colored mica for the shade, as there were no suggestions on how much iron oxides could be added, although there was a quick suggestion for that in the end, for those who want more intense hues. I would not consider this a flaw of the book, because in the first place, what Bramble Berry is selling are only Mineral Eyeshadow Kits, and the foundation formula is already a bonus for those who got the kit! For iron oxide colors for foundation, cyberspace is a huge resource mine for recipes, so research is best for any endeavor!
I have just finished the guide, and I have made a mess out of my room – thank God I don’t sleep there ( I am currently a refugee of my sister’s haha! ), and of course, the first thing I did was well, try my luck with foundations again! After a few trial and errors, I’ve found something close to my liking – not quite, but hey, did you know that one of the mineral makeup brand’s formulator took over a whole year to perfect her foundation shade? Such dedication!
Now, back to my mineral makeup playing. I’m taking it easy, and the fun way – because it really is destressing!
So, anyone playing minerals over there? I wanna hear from ya! *wink*