"Matte finish" powder for oily skin

Formula: 42195/2016

Phase Ingredients % Quantity for 7 gr/~15 ml
A makeup base, powder 50 3,5 gr
A zinc oxide 8 0,56 gr
A rice powder 20 1,4 gr
A sericite 15,25 1,07 gr
A bamboo powder 5 0,35 gr
A yellow 09 oxide, cosmetic pigment  0,4 0,03 gr (1 x DROP spoon)
A brown 23 oxide, cosmetic pigment 0,2 0,015 gr (½ x DROP spoon)
A black 26 oxide, cosmetic pigment 0,15 0,01 gr (¼ x DROP spoon)
B lavender essential oil 1 2 drops

Sanitize the dedicated containers and utensils you will work with, details in the general safety guidelines.

Preparation method:

Transfer the ingredients of phase A to a mortar and mix thoroughly for a few minutes until a homogeneous powder with a uniform color is obtained. Add the essential oil and mix again for about 1 minute.
The powder thus obtained is transferred to the dedicated container. 

Intended for oily skin, it is a powder that mattifies and smoothes the skin. Contains mineral and vegetable ingredients, which work synergistically to improve the appearance of the skin. It gives a light shade of neutral beige and has a low coverage. Apply on the skin with a powder puff or large makeup brush, after the day cream or after the cream foundation. 

Options and explanations:

  • lavender essential oil can be replaced with fragonia, bergamot or petitgrain essential oil - beneficial for oily skin
  • if an unscented powder is wanted, the essential oil can be removed from the recipe
  • the powder has only a slight covering power and delicately shades the skin with a neutral tone, it is not suitable as a powder foundation
  • by removing the black pigment a warmer shade can be obtained; by increasing the amount of brown pigment a cooler shade can be obtained
  • the color obtained by the amount of pigments in the recipe is suitable for light skin; for darker skin the amount of pigments can be supplemented proportionally


  • Difficulty: beginner/advanced/experienced
  • Utensils: precision scale, mortar with pestle, stainless steel measuring spoon set
  • Recommended container: powder jar
  • Shelf-life: 6 months, prepared in optimal conditions of hygiene, kept in a dry and cool place

This formula was developed by Elemental's qualified staff. The recipes are intended to exemplify the use of products marketed by Elemental and are believed to be accurate, however, Elemental assumes no liability or risk associated with the use of its products for the preparation and evaluation of the recipe as the conditions of preparation and use are beyond its control. The Elemental customer must ensure that the reproduction of the formulation does not infringe any intellectual property rights and that it complies with the specific rules and regulations in force. The person who prepares the recipe must refer to the safety data sheets to ensure the safe handling of all raw materials and bears full responsibility for ensuring the safe and correct use and storage of all materials procured and used. Assessments of the safety, stability, regulatory compliance and suitability of this recipe, methods and the finished product are the sole responsibility of the user and/or the legal entity placing the product on the market. Elemental is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of this information, and assumes no responsibility for misuse of selected materials, formula or method, in whole or in part.

Posted on 02/20/2016 Makeup recipes, Foundations, Powders 0

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