The mini blender

I have a permanently red nose and chin, combined with super-sensitive skin. Rosacea is not a big deal, it just means I look sunburnt all the time. I’ve tried many forms of treatment and come to the conclusion that covering up with make-up is the best solution for me. Mineral powder foundation is a terrific thing, but pricey.

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I discovered that you can create your own. I decided to give it a go. This was another of the many “post submission” jobs. I researched a bit (all online) and found an Australian retailer of the ingredients. I bought a mini blender, the base powder and some coloured oxides.

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The white is the base powder. You start with three teaspoons and gradually add 1/8th teaspoon of each of the oxides until you have the right blended colour for you. The blender ensures the oxides mix evenly. My personalised blend is at the bottom right of the photo. I also bought a sifter jar, for my finished powder.

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Unfortunately I got a sifter jar that was rather small. I need to get a larger one. And yes, the colour is on the yellow side, I find it cancels out the redness better than anything else. It makes me look normal not red.

Conclusions:

Grinder & oxides & postage were $55.50 – from this I have enough for 5 pots of makeup. Which is about the same as one pot of the commercial stuff I used.

I’ll be doing more of this!

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2 Responses to The mini blender

  1. Natalie says:

    So that’s what it was for!!! You’re very brave to mix your own shade! I use Bare Minerals and have to go to the counter every time to get matched up as my skin colour changes so much throughout the year with all the sun!

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