Mineral Makeup Recipes: Foundation Bases

Courtesy of Rowana E.


The possibilities are endless. I'll post Swift's recipes as they are an excellent place to start. She gives great descriptions of "what each one brings to the party".  Click here!

ORIGINAL RECIPE FOR FINISHING POWDER - light coverage (by volume, not weight)

  • 3 tbsp treated sericite mica
  • 1 tsp micronospheres
  • 3/16 tsp or 6 scoops calcium carbonate or kaolin clay (for oil control, optional)
  • 3/16 tsp or 6 scoops powdered silk
  • 1/16 tsp or 2 scoops allantoin


Finished amount: 52.5 ml (dry powder)


  • 3 tbsp treated sericite mica
  • 1 tsp micronospheres
  • 1 tsp dry-flo (modified starch)
  • 1/2 tsp zinc oxide
  • 1/2 tsp titanium dioxide
  • 6 scoops calcium carbonate
  • 6 scoops silk powder
  • 2 scoops allantoin


I have mature skin. I don't have wrinkles yet but I do have fine lines. I want something to diffuse these lines not accent them. I've been tweaking and so far this recipe is working for me. You don't have to use the C-smax, pearl powder, or silk powder but they feel nice, are fairly matte and the powders are beneficial to my skin. If you want something more sheer sub the zinc oxide for micronized zinc oxide. 

Mature Skin Foundation  

  • 30%   sericite mica
  • 13%   C-smax
  • 17.5% Titanium Dioxide
  • 17.5% Zinc Oxide
  • 10%   magnesium mystrate
  • 4%     silk powder
  • 4%     pearl powder
  • 3%     micronospheres
  • 1%     Allantoin 

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