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DIY Mineral Blush Bronzer & Eye Shadow

Did you know that you can make DIY mineral blush, bronzer and eye shadow at home? You can and it’s so simple! Don’t let big brands like Bare Minerals fool you. Making DIY mineral makeup can be as easy as mixing powders and applying! You just need to know which to mix! And you guessed it, I got you covered!

For those of you who have taken the plunge and bought the ingredients for your own mineral make up, and for those of you who are still not quite sure, this post is for you! 

With the ingredients that are necessary for making your own mineral make up, you can also make blush, bronzer and eye shadow!  Besides mascara and lipstick, I have everything I need for a full face of make up with my mineral make up ingredients!  

Go HERE for the original mineral makeup foundation recipe.

Sericite Mica:

Sericite Mica is the base of each of our DIY recipes. It diffuses the appearance of light, giving the skin a more airbrushed appearance. It absorbs oil and helps boost adhesion. It is also used to improve slip and dilute pigments. However, it often can be hard to find. I have used kaolin clay in it’s place however, it’s just not as effective. If my link is sold out, try Amazon next. 

DIY Mineral bronzer

DIY Mineral Bronzer Recipe

Mineral make up blush

DIY Mineral Blush Recipe

Mineral Eye Shadow

DIY Mineral Eye Shadow Recipe

>>Find make up pots HERE.<<


DIY Mineral Blush DIY Mineral Bronzer**These recipes are what work for me.  I have pretty light skin so my recipes aren’t too pigmented.  That being said, I have to go really easy on the blush.  It looks light, but it is easy to get too much.  While mixing your ingredients, I would suggest you test your make up on your arm often and add 1/8 a tsp. at a time of your colors and micas.

Check out my posts on DIY highlighter and DIY liquid blush/lip tint.

xx, Jenni

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DIY Bronzer, Blush and Shadow

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Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the green beauty blog, Jenni Raincloud and her natural skin care line, J. Raincloud Organics. Jennifer has been blogging full time for 9 years and loves to gain and share knowledge on how to achieve beautiful skin the natural way.

15 thoughts on “DIY Mineral Blush, Bronzer & Eye Shadow”

  1. Hi Jenni..I followed your links to order ingredients for DIY bare minerals & bronzer. So today the “Copper colored Crystal Clay Sparkle Dust” comes in the mail and on the back it says “Not for cosmetic use”
    I don’t know what to do, should I order something else instead? Help Jenni!!!! 😉

    1. Sandy-Oh my, my heart just dropped-I overlooked that this is not for cosmetic use-This is what I have put in my bronzer-it’s the PERFECT color. I did read however that it is a pure mineral, non toxic and has a neutral pH. I’m not sure what constitutes a cosmetic grade mineral so I can’t tell you to go ahead and use it-I will continue to use mine and continue to search for more answers. I apologize for over looking this!! There is THIS one and THIS one that would work well with bronzers. I normally use this brand but the color of the one you bought just caught my eye!

  2. Hi Jenni..thanks for getting back with me…hey if it’s good enough for you then it’s good enough for me too! I can’t wait to make this!

  3. Hi! I made your bronzer, but something isn’t right. It is a purplish ashy color. Also in making the make up, the iron oxides don’t mix well then I get streaks of color on my face. Thoughts? Thank you!!

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    1. Micas are shimmery. If you want matte colors, use iron oxides instead, but use maybe 1/2 the amount to start because iron oxides are much more pigmented than micas. Also iron oxides need a little more work to blend together. An easy way is to use a coffee/spice grinder and designate it just for mineral makeup. You wouldn’t want residue of spices in your makeup that may be potentially irritating to your skin.

      Just FYI, I buy all of my mineral makeup ingredients from TKB Trading. You can purchase sample sizes and kits or if you are making more they sell them in larger quantities, too. They also sell really cute face masks. You don’t want to be breathing in the dust as much as possible.

  5. I just made foundation and blush and it worked wonderfully! I used a small food processor to mix it and it worked well, but I am sure a coffee grinder would work even better. Thank you for the recipes! I had to add a little more colorants because the shades were still light for me eventhough i have pretty fair skin.

  6. Hi Jenni- I just made this bronzer and followed your recipe exactly. Mine turned out very dark brown. Any ideas where I went wrong?
    Thank you for your help!

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