Reader Question: Diluting your foundation

by Bionic Beauty on 30.Oct.2009 · 5 comments

Bionic Beauty shares tips on diluting your makeup foundation

This question came in from Bionic Beauty reader Chris…

I have some Boots Botanics complexion renewing foundation. I like it a lot, but it has become quite thick.  Is there anything I can do to dilute it?


Hi Chris,
First, thanks so much for writing to me with your beauty question. I truly love to hear from my readers!
I would suggest putting some of the makeup/foundation in your hand and then adding a drop or two of Jojoba Oil or your favorite face moisturizer. Swirl it up with your finger and then apply as normal.

You can also use this method with a bit more lotion to create your very own custom Tinted Moisturizer!

Stay Bionic,
Bionic Beauty

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1 Yvonne Calderon October 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Good Friday Everyone!!

I have long thought to ask this question……On weekends I TRY not to use too much make-up or none at all. So instead of make-up I wear moisturizer. I will try the foundation/moisturizer blend. It sounds like a good way to use the last drops of foundation, just pour in some mosturizer…….. Happy Trick or Treating!!!!!

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2 mary007 October 30, 2009 at 4:00 pm

Happy Friday!

I would advise you to spray a little water to your foundation brush…this will make the foundation a little lighter and easy to apply. Give it a try!

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3 Bionic Beauty November 6, 2009 at 12:24 am

Hi Mary, Thanks so much for this tip! Just be careful though with your minerals that you only use the damp brush on something like a countertop (or I use a ceramic saucer). If you swirl your damp brush in your mineral makeup lid, you could introduce bacteria. Also, the Boots foundation is a liquid so you’d have to spritz quite a bit of water onto the brush to make it less viscous… Maybe mixing a few drops of water into the cream foundation in the palm of your hand could work better? :)

I really appreciate your tip! And happy Friday to you as well!
All the best,
Jami

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4 Sudie April 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm

I LOVE the foundation….but I cant find it again?! It is very thick and rich, but I had no break outs and have VERY sensitive skin. I use a damp cosmetic sponge to apply it. Hope this helps.

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5 Bionic Beauty April 27, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Hi Sudie, First… Welcome to Bionic Beauty! Hopefully I’ll continue to see you around the blog. :)

Do you mean you can’t find the Boots Botanics foundation? Boots makeup is only carried at Target stores in the USA; and at some Duane Reade drugstores in New York City. If it’s another brand of foundation you are thinking of, can you describe the packaging at all?

Thanks, and I hope this helps!
Cheers,
Jami

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