Thursday, November 1, 2012

Homemade Tinted Moisturizer

While I was desperately searching for a tinted moisturizer and had not yet found my beloved Nars, I dabbled with DYO. After morosely searching the internet with plummeting hopes, this link piqued my interest.

My word! Make Your Own tinted moisturizer? Can it be done?

I am not one to turn down a cosmetic challenge.

As for the SPF moisturizer? I always wanted to try Devita Solar Protective Moisturizer SPF 30 Plus. It has over 100 five star user reviews on Vitacost, and is equally loved on Amazon. Non-comedogenic, which is great for me, and the reviewers say it is not too moisturizing, which is what I need. 

It's not remotely complicated. Take a dab of SPF, a dab of foundation, and presto! It provides sheer coverage while protecting skin. 

For my foundation I used a sample of Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Ivory.While it is not my choice for all-the-time foundation, the pigment is fine for this experiment.

Always select a lotion with SPF when making your own tinted moisturizer, since the skin must be shielded at all times. This way one can select whatever moisturizer or lotion they like, whether it be heavier or lighter, depending their complexion's needs. 


WigTastic said...

I was doing this for a long time as I have really pale skin and it works better than the ones that you buy - which always seem a bit dark or wrong in tone.

Princess Lea said...

I can NEVER find a matching foundation - my skin is impossible to match.