We did our first-ever DIY Mineral Make Up class at Otion. Throughout the 3 hour class, I kept telling the class attendees that the process was super simple. At the beginning of the class, they looked dubious. But, by the end of the class, everyone agreed and was excitedly chatting on about what they were going to make next. Blush was on most attendee’s to-do list.
The biggest success of the day was definitely the foundations portion of the class. Mixing a truly custom blended foundation can be absolutely daunting and take up to 45 minutes. An intricate understanding of the Color Wheel is essential for a successful foundation match. Thankfully, fabulous Johanna co-taught the class with me and she is pure genius with mixing and matching.
To make things just a little easier, we had each of the foundation base mixes in the “Making Mineral MakeUp Guide” pre-mixed for everyone. There are 12 different blends in the book. Amazingly, everyone left with perfectly blended foundation and only 2 people needed some extra oxides added to the basic bases to get the perfect blend. So, perhaps that need for a truly custom blended foundation is nil because most everyone found their perfect match in our handy pre-made recipes.
Eye Shadow was the big crowd pleaser. It’s the easiest to make and of course, with eye shadow, anything goes so there were some fun and crazy colors that were made.
Everyone left with 4 eye shadows they made in class, 1 custom color match foundation, make up applicators and the Mineral MakeUp Guide. More importantly, they left with the knowledge on how to create all of these goodies for themselves at home.
If you want to do this yourself at home, you can! It’s easy (I swear). Buy the book here. Check out the Starter Foundation Kit here or the DIY Eye Shadow Kits here and have yourself a DIY Mineral Makeup party.