Blush, Bronzer & Shadow, Oh My!

DIY MIneral Make upFor 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.

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Bronzer Recipe

2 TBSP. Serecite Mica (find it HERE)

1/2 TBSP. Titanium Dioxide (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Brown Iron Oxide (find it HERE)

1/8 tsp. Yellow Iron Oxide (optional) (find it HERE) *some skin tones don’t need it.

1/4 tsp. white mica powder (optional) (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. gold mica powder (optional) (find it HERE)

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Blush Recipe

2 TBSP. Serecite Mica (find it HERE)

1/2 TBSP.  Titanium Dioxide (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Red Iron Oxide (find it HERE)

1/8 tsp. white mica powder (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. Hot Pink Mica Powder (optional) (find it HERE)

Mineral Eye Shadow

Eye Shadow

1/2 tbsp Serecite Mica (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Titanium Dioxide (find it HERE)

1/2 tsp. Brown Iron Oxide (find it HERE)

1/8 tsp. white iron oxide (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. bronze mica powder (optional) (find it HERE)

>>Find make up pots HERE.<<

Optional Add-Ins to boost vibrancy of your make up.

Add Ons DIY make up collage

Mineral Make up DIY**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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  1. Sandy
    May 13, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    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!!!! 😉

    • May 13, 2014 / 2:38 pm

      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. Sandy
    May 13, 2014 / 10:36 pm

    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. Jess
    June 21, 2014 / 10:11 pm

    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!!

    • Ashlynn
      April 27, 2015 / 6:04 pm

      Hi Jess!
      Try using a coffee grinder, it will solve all of your blending problems =)

  4. Mara
    August 19, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    i love these. but which ingredient is making them glittery?

    • August 20, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Mara-Some of the colored micas have glitter in them. You could shop around for ones that are more matte. Thanks!!

    • TJ
      October 3, 2018 / 1:52 pm

      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. Elizabeth
    May 31, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    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.

    • Jenni
      June 1, 2016 / 6:30 am

      Elizabeth-I’m so glad you like it! Thanks so much!

  6. Kathy Hardick
    June 13, 2016 / 2:48 am

    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!

  7. sofia
    March 25, 2017 / 3:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing! And not keeping that knowledge just for yourself. Be blessed.

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