How to dupe the finish of a commercial foundation
The question ultimately is, what gives these foundations their finishes?
I have recently gone down the rabbit hole of making my own cosmetics. I started because I fell in love with the very affordable Wet N Wild Dewy foundation, but I wish it lasted longer, didn’t turn greasy, and not oxidize two shades darker. I assumed it would be moderately easy to create…THOUSANDS of dollars worth of ingredients later, I have learned it’s not easy. Especially if you don’t know the trade names of the ingredients or understand cosmetic chemistry.
I have made hundreds of samples. Mostly trash, but a few of them are good enough for me to wear daily. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get a good finish that dries down. The two foundation finishes that I love are :
1. Wet N wild Dewy. I have to mix it with white adjuster pigment, due to oxidation.
Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate,Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone,Isopentyldiol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate,Pentylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate,Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance(Parfum), Disodium EDTA,Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Hydrogenated Castor Oil Isostearate
2. A little bit more convoluted. 2 pumps of Revlon Illuminance Skin Caring Foundation mixed with 1 pump of Fenty Soft Matte foundation.
I love Revlon’s finish by itself, but the shade range is atrocious. I mix it with Fenty because of the shade match, and it made the finish even better. Like super skin like finish. However, I don’t care for the finish of the fenty foundation by itself. I assumed adding talc to the Revlon formula would work since it’s pretty high up on the Fenty ingredients list, but it didn’t.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone,Squalane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Propanediol, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Trimethylsiloxysilicate,Dimethicone, Glycerin, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer,C11-15 Alketh-40, C11-15 Alketh-7, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract,Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Simethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Laureth-12 Sulfate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate,Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Triethyl Citrate, Phenoxyethanol
Water, Dimethicone, Talc, Peg-10 Dimethicone,Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylene, Isododecane, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate,Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methicone, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid,Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum/Fragrance,Silica, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid
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