I was first introduced to the BareMinerals line of makeup about four years ago. While I cringe at the price of these products, I have found no better solution. They blend so much better than the liquid foundation and I feel better about the ingredients I’m using on my face.
I don’t use makeup all the time but mostly for work, business meetings and special events, so it’s important for me to have a go-to product. I use BareMinerals Foundation, BareMinerals Bronzer and BareMinerals Mineral Veil (a finishing powder). I recently learned the primary ingredient in mineral veil is corn starch. Take a look:
I understand there are other ingredients in the product, but this was enough to convince me I didn’t need to pay $20 for each new jar. My secondary dilemma was containers.
I love the containers the BareMinerals line comes in. They lock for transport and have small holes for tapping just enough of the product out for use. That dilemma was solved when I learned I could use a spoon to open the bottom.
- Use up whatever product you have already. Turn over the container and pop the bottom off with a spoon. You can clean out your entire container with soap and water, or simply refill.
- Add some corn starch and a pinch of whatever color foundation you already use. (I have not found a way to replace buying foundation itself.) Stir the product together and/or close the container and shake it up.
- Experiment to find a combination that allows just enough color but sheer finishing coverage. I shook mine up until it had the same appearance as the mineral veil powder I was buying. Snap the container closed and you are ready to go!
- This homemade mineral veil is incredibly easy to make and less expensive. BareMinerals Mineral Veil runs about $20 per jar. Corn starch is only a few dollars and you will have more than enough for that price!