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DIY Mineral Makeup Recipes for Dancers – Mineral Blush

Irish dance can get expensive, especially after you add in all the little things – like make up! Sara at Rince Go Bragh did a post on ways to cut Irish dance costs. Another way is to make your own make up. To give you some ideas on how to create your own mineral make up, I’ve teamed up with Clare Jeffcock!

Clare’s been making mineral make up for quite some time and has some great advice. In addition to dancing and making makeup, Clare’s also trying to go to Ireland with her dance friends to study at the University of Limerick’s Blas Summer School for Irish Music and Dance. Check out their Facebook page and website to help them out!

Mineral makeup has since a rise in popularity recently, especially with the arrival of Bare Minerals. I personally haven’t used it for dance (it arrived after my competitive days were over!), but I’ve had good results with it outside of dance. According to Clare, “I really like making mineral makeup because it saves a lot of money, usually works better than regular makeup – especially when you’re sweating in it! – and can be customised exactly the way you want it without spending too much.” Sounds good to me!

The first recipe up is Mineral Blush. Check back later in the week for lip balm, eye shadow, eye liner and more!


Carnauba-coated sericite – http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=669&category_id=13

Cosmetic Mica

Some ingredient suggestions:

Hot Step Mama – http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=390&category_id=12

Glitter Bordeaux http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=471&category_id=12

Rouge Flambe Red – http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=108&category_id=12

Red Basics http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=1074&category_id=12


Mix one part mica with three parts coated sericite. Rub a little on your wrist to see how the colour looks on your skin. If it’s too dark, add more sericite, if it’s too light, add more mica. Make sure it’s mixed thoroughly and put it into a container.

Stay tuned for more make up recipes! What do you think? Has anyone else made their own make up? Excited to try?

Stay Fashionable, Feisers!



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