DIY Natural Liquid Foundation

I’m always on the lookout for natural and healthy makeup products that keep my skin clear and fresh, that’s why I’ve come up with a formula for making my very own liquid foundation. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the lightweight feel of the powder foundation I shared with you (click here to see my DIY Natural Powder Foundation post), but I wanted more coverage for when I wanted to go out at night and look fab…like I just got my makeup done by a professional.

If you’re like me and you don’t want to spend a fortune at the MAC store or buy a Drug Store liquid foundation that doesn’t really quite match your skin tone, then join me and make your own! #beatfacesunite!

The liquid formula I’ve come up with is really close to my MAC NC-45 with less orange undertones, so if you follow these directions and customize it for your own skin tone (I’ll give you some tips on how to do it…don’t worry!!!!), then you will be whipping up your own foundation in no time!

Quick notes:

  • The formula is for girls with dry skin (don’t worry, I will be posting ones for those with oily skin very soon!).

What you’ll need:

1 teaspoon of powder foundation (see note above)

¼ teaspoon of Aloe Vera gel

¼ teaspoon glycerin

1 drop of jojoba oil

1 drop of Vitamin E oil

Distilled water or rose water


Container for storing foundation

Measuring spoons

Glass bowl (small)



1. Take 1 teaspoon of your powder foundation and pour it into a small glass bowl.


2. Mix in Aloe Vera gel, jojoba oil, and Vitamin E. Be sure to mix well. You want to avoid having any clumps in your mixture.

3. Add glycerin to the mixture and mix for about 1 minute or until the mixture appears even.

 4. If your mixture is too stiff, add two or three drops of distilled or rose water to your mixture until you have the consistency you’re looking for (it took me about three drops of rose water).

Why rose water? After getting a facial, the lady at the spa sprayed my face with rose water. Apparently, it helps replenish your skin from daily wear and tear.  So…why not use rose water?!

5. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes so it can thicken. Then you can start using it! 

Here’s what the darker foundation looks like mixed up and next to it…the finished product:  

mixed and finished product
Left: Darker mixed up
Right: Finished product (my foundation and a darker foundation)
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