Masterclass Mondays: How To Make Your Own Tinted Moisturiser

September 12, 2011

Another great idea from Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics…make your own tinted moisturiser! We appreciate it’s tricky to find the exact moisturiser you want with the colour you need, so Lush thought – why not make your own? You simply choose the right moisturiser for your skin type, take a dab of Lush’s Colour Supplement, mix them together on the back of your hand and smooth on to your face for a flawless finish.

Even better, you can use the Colour Supplements as concealer for tricky bits and blemishes, or neat for all over coverage!

Top tip: Always test on the jaw line rather than the back of the wrist or any other areas. If the colour blends in and virtually disappears then you have found the correct match for you.

1. Choose the right moisturiser

Choose the right moisturiser depending on your skin type. Check out Lush’s range of fresh, natural moisturisers, such as Skin’s Shangri La which has natural
anti-oxidants to help protect skin from the signs of ageing; Skin Drink for dry skin in need of deep hydration; Imperialis to help sort out combination skin; or Gorgeous for all skin types in need of sublime nourishment.

2. Choose your Colour Supplement ($17.95 each)

There are four colours to choose from:

Dark Yellow: a natural rose petal base with a darker shade for olive skins.

Light Yellow: the same beautiful base, but with a paler shade for ivory skin tones.

Dark Pink: for lovelies with a healthy glow, this is the colour for you.

Light Pink: for a lighter, rosy complexion. Can be blended with any of the others if needed.

3. Mix together the moisturiser and Colour Supplement on the back of your hand.

4. Smooth on to your face with your fingers or a foundation brush.

Top tip: Charlotte Matheson, Lush make-up artist, advises: “Avoid foundations with mineral oil content as these can cause skin irritations and are uncomfortable to wear. I would recommend Lush’s new Colour Supplements, as they are made with soya oil and bran oil which are light and fine vegetable oils that will carry the pigment into the skin without congesting it in any way. They also have a fresh rose petal infusion base, which soothes and softens the skin. They are extremely comfortable to wear, give a great coverage and contain no harmful ingredients.”

Application will even out your skin tone, leaving you looking fresher, younger and healthier. The secret is that the pigments in the Supplements cover more naturally and effectively because they are mixed in with the moisturiser. The soya oil in the base is also deeply moisturising and can have a brightening effect on the skin.

Charlotte advises: “Do not try and bronze up with a foundation, it will only leave you with a dreadful tide mark and odd colour, use a bronzer over your foundation instead.”

These great colour cosmetics are available from Lush shops or order online at

What’s your favourite tinted moisturiser?

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