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DIY foundation recipe

DIY Foundation Makeup with Sunscreen

  • Author: Kyra Oliver
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 20 applications 1x


Keep in mind that DIY makeup, as an all-natural foundation, is not as daunting to make as you may think to prepare. In fact, it is very easy and can be made with just a few ingredients. When choosing your ingredients, use unrefined, raw and organic where possible.


  • 1.5 ounces cupuacu butter
  • 2 ounces coconut oil
  • 0.5 ounce cocoa butter
  • 1 ounce rose hip seed oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon vitamin E oil
  • 0.5 ounces zinc oxide (look for uncoated, non-nano and non-micronized)
  • organic cocao powder
  • cinnamon or nutmeg (ginger or arrowroot powder can be used to lighten the shade)


  1. Using a double-boiler or a glass bowl in a pan of water, place the cupuacu butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter and stir to blend well.
  2. Add the vitamin E oil and rose hip oil. Blend well.
  3. Remove from heat and add the zinc oxide. Note: The more you add, the higher the sunscreen levels.
  4. Then, add the cacao and cinnamon or nutmeg.
  5. Remember the amount of these ingredients that you use will determine the shade of the foundation.
  6. Start with less until you reach your desired shade.
  7. Test it on your jawline in sunlight to ensure the shade that works best for you.
  8. Store in a silicon tube or glass jar. Make sure hands are clean prior to dipping into the jar if you use that type of container, to prevent contamination.
  • Prep Time: 15 min