Homemade Airbrush Foundation & Mixing Medium




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LottaTroublemaker: In case you see this, can I ask an unrelated question? As I have gotten older, makeup has turned one heck of a lot more difficult. The only advantage is that I don't care so much about what others may think anymore, so I don't mind leaving the house even without any makeup, which I would have had to be dead for when I was young, LOL... Anyway, what I find difficult, is foundation and powder (mineral or ordinary). The reason is that I used to have "invisible" pores, but as I have gotten older, some have got quite enlargened and I even have one on my cheek which is huge (it's like a darn crater!). In the past, I have used liquid foundation and finished it off with a powder, e.g. I often used Kanebo's powder, which is quite fine and sort of gives a creamy, silky result. I have tried some mineral makeup foundations the past few years too. But it so easily makes the enlargened pores stand out even more, which I hate. So I most often end out not using anything but a little blush and bronzer, which of course does not give the even and smooth coloring I want (I have quite a bit of redness and visible capillaries, due to years of cortisone treatment for psoriasis). Also, when I get some psoriasis on my face too, that of course is not easy with powders, as it dries it up and makes it look flaky, even if you just removed scaling on the patch (which you have to do daily to leave it as only a smooth, red spot). Is there something you can use for special occasions that could e.g. fill in the huge enlargened pore I have and possibly some others which aren't that bad, then give me an opportunity to get the rest of it nice and even with a real fine mineral powder, covering all discoloration/redness/pigmentation - to get a result that looks smooth and nice? I realize that I can't expect to get the same result as when I was younger, but still, a better result than now, would have been nice... Is there any reasonably priced mineral makeup foundations you recommend that are easy to find online, e.g. on eBay? I was about to buy one, Mineral Essence (that I saw recommended on a website) on Dermstore, only to discover that they stopped shipping abroad... :( Sorry, that was one heck of a long question, but... Thanks SO much!

LottaTroublemaker: When it comes to expiration date. All the manufacturers of course wants people to trash their makeup on the date, then buy new. But, most makeup stays fine a lot longer. You easily see and/or smell it when makeup goes bad, then it is for sure ready to meet the trash can, but before that, you can easily use it, especially this goes for dry makeup and pencils. I have lots of makeup I love (which I can't get anymore) which has expired years ago, but it is still completely fine, works exactly like it did when it was new. There's really no need to throw it away then... But of course, there are rules with a lot of "security" built into them and manufacturers will stick to that and also ask people to act upon it, since they have no interest in us keeping our makeup, they'd rather we buy new all the time. Actually, not long ago I LOST an eyeshadow I've used for special occasions since, yes, it is true, the 80's! Sadly the hotel forgot to wake me up and I had a flight, so while packing in a hurry (5 minutes from wake-up until bus left!), I forgot some makeup in the bathroom. I was SO upset, I loved that eyeshadow! I actually, because of how old it was, had tried finding the same shade for years, but I have never succeeded in finding that particular shade, it was a very cold, dusty dark blue with very fine glitter in it. I did find a similar one at Sephora in New York (while travelling, I live in Norway), but of course, that was also lost at the same time and I have not been able to find the same shade online since... Sometimes I wish I had easy access to ingredients, like pigments etc., so I could have mixed my own, just like I want them. But, doing that isn't so easy when I live somewhere when I can't get ingredients and also it wouldn't be practical for the small amounts I use...

LottaTroublemaker: This is really a great video. I was wondering, is airbrushing the only way you can use this? Or could you use surplus mineral foundation to make foundation you apply with a brush or sponge? And, if you don't mind a bit critical feedback; I would have preferred this video a few minutes shorter. You do quite a bit of repeating and "filling" talk, which isn't really necessary, especially when it is a video, and it is so easy to rather go back and watch something over again if you miss or forget something than watch unnecessary repeating. You e.g. explained the "part system" so well at the beginning, that there was no need at all to repeat that. Or the info about problems with silicone... Thanks a lot for a great video! :)

Kellie Evetts: Thank you so much for this amazing idea! I am using it for my daughter's wedding day! It was fantastic!

amanda aljassmi: Awesomeee!!!

Josie Evans: Awesome video. I love that you are so informative!

Oriebir08: what is the finish of this foundation? another "guru" made a video featuring the same method and products but hers results were a very grasy looking foundation...

TexasBrandi97: oh boy!  I think I just wasted a whole container of mineral makeup!  I saw that someone said that they used vitamin e instead of glycerin and I thought that sounded better for your skin (and my skin clogs easily). I didn't realize until I watched the video again that vitamin e is so much thicker than glycerin.. I made a whole 2 oz. bottle of foundation with the vitamin e and it came out very sticky!  It looks plenty watery, shakes well and comes out of a very small, pointy applicator just fine, but when I tried it on my skin, I found that when I went to spread it, it suddenly felt thick and sticky like a thick lip gloss!  Help!  Can anyone think of any way to salvage this so it's not a waste?  I'm guessing this would clog my airbrush (It's the Luminess one).  Could I maybe just make a lot more of this with mineral foundation, water and fixing spray and then add this to it in place of the glycerin -just to water the vitamin e down a lot?

NailsByAngelina: amazing amazing amazing !!!! thank you so much. will this formula be strong enough to cover tattoos ?

Saam McBride: You rock!

HWP: This is probably one of the best tutorials on YTube. Thanks for getting to the point, giving excellent details and all the necessary info on products needed to make this. It was very smart to show the results using it against your birthmark. I have seen a few other tutorials and all people do is spray the same color on their skin and the audience has to assume it works. With your tutorial you prove it! Excellent job.

Carolyn Paquin: Can you use a b b cream using the same ratio to make a foundation? I think Tate makes it got it from Ulta 

April Gusler: could you use a liquid foundation instead of a mineral lose powder?

Ashifa Begum: Can this mixing medium be used for thinning out normal foundation for the airbrush??

deedee felicia: Koren ur a mast Guru love this thank u

Lawanda Hunter: What is the best airbrush makeup with great coverage and staying power???  And im a person of color. Give me chooses and tell me where to purchase. p.s. im a burn survivor

Rosaura Rosado: wow thats great thanks so much for the info. its definitely a money saver.

Lynn Jung: I really appreciated this video.  I did not use the glycerin and instead used vitamin E oil.which worked much better for my skin and no finishing spray for my mixing medium.  I mixed it with Cover Girl liquid foundation to make the airbrush foundation.  I also made my airbrush blush makeup by mixing beet juice and the mixing medium together and the blush stayed all day and looked fantastic. Thank you again for this video.  It really inspired me.

Briana Exum: Thanks for the video! Your answer to the question I'm about to ask is very important to me but I don't want you to just tell me what I want to hear. I'm looking for an innovative solution for my personal circumstances and I hope you can help. I really want to buy the Luminess Air system BUT...(1) my skin type requires oil-based, cream foundation, (2) I try to be a naturalist and will not compromise on my foundation choice (the Fruit Pigmented Cream Foundation from 100% Pure Cosmetics),
(3) I have active acne and acne scarring.

From my research, one can turn a cream foundation to a liquid one by mixing it with primer but I wonder if it will be runny enough for an airbrush machine like Luminess Air.

Can you indeed turn an oil-based cream into liquid with an oil/aloe vera juice-based primer (Luminous Primer from 100% Pure Cosmetics) for an airbrush system without using a water based agent or a legend that's not water friendly? I need your expertise Koren! ^_^ I need to make this work because the land of airbrushing seems like the promise land! Of course I'd appreciate anyone's constructive thoughts as well. Thanks y'all!

Gretchen Roberts: I did a little experimentation myself and will say this; DO NOT crush / grind pressed powder and use it as your mineral makeup substitute. I used a Sephora pressed powder and mixed it with the mixing medium. It clogged my airbrush and the foundation color was darker after it mixed with the liquids. After I cleaned the airbrush gun, I used MICABELLA mineral eyeshadow with the mixing medium and it worked. You definitely gotta use loose mineral powder in my opinion. The minerals are probably smaller and can pass through the airbrush gun nozzle.
I will head to ULTA tomorrow and buy a loose mineral foundation and other fun colors. I'm super excited it finally worked out for me. Thank you very much Koren, you are super AWESOME. One small eyedropper-size foundation costs around $15 alone on Ebay. I spent that much on the Glycerin, 10 eyedroppers and the Liquiset. Now I can make all the airbrush makeup I want! I am very excited!

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Homemade Airbrush Foundation & Mixing Medium 5 out of 5

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