Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Do It Yourself: Sheer Foundation

As the mercury rises, you may be tempted to pick up a new bottle of sheer makeup and trade in your fuller coverage winter stand-by. Instead, create your own custom formulation by mixing your favorite foundation with one of your other makeup bag regulars.

To create the perfect shade of tinted moisturizer, simply mix your favorite liquid makeup with your daily moisturizer. Since you're doing the mixing yourself, you get to control the level of coverage; the more moisturizer, the sheerer your coverage will be. Keep in mind, even if your foundation contains sunscreen, you'll want to choose a moisturizer that has an equal or higher SPF, otherwise you will dilute the sunscreen and reduce the protection.

For those that have oily skin, mix your makeup with a bit of silicone based makeup primer. You'll still get the shine-reducing, pore minimizing benefits of the primer, with an added bit of color and coverage.

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