Recently I keep seeing this idea for making your own Translucent Face Powder popping up on Pinterest. It’s intriguing to say the least! It turns out, you can BUY the very popular Mineral Veil for $20.00 from bareEscentuals, OR for about .05 cents worth of ingredients that you probably already have in your cupboards right now, you can make your own! I’m personally pretty excited about this because I have always used some type of translucent powder and the prices can be ridiculous!
But it really does put the “finishing” touch” on your whole makeup application…so I’ve always “bit the bullet” and “paid the price for beauty”. :-)
Some of the other benefits of using a “finishing” powder include:
- Minimizes pores and fine lines.
- Absorbs oils to keep your skin looking fresh and clean
- Prolongs wear of Foundation, Lipcolor, and Eyecolor
- Can also be worn on bare skin for a fresh, feather-light finish
- Works beautifully for all skin tones and types
Cara at ChiselBeauty.com is the one who figured all this out for us. (Thanks Cara!)
Here is her recipe/formula:
1/2 Tablespoon Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon Baby Powder (talc)
FROM THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY:
Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements magnesium, silicon, and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps cut down on friction, making it useful for keeping skin dry and helping to prevent rashes. It is widely used in cosmetic products such as baby powder and adult body and facial powders, as well as in a number of other consumer products.
In its natural form, some talc may contain asbestos, a substance known to cause cancers in and around the lungs when inhaled (see our document, Asbestos). All home-use talcum products in the United States have been asbestos-free since the 1970s.
(If you are still worried about using talc, just leave it out, it will work without it.)
Optional: 1/8 Teaspoon Powder Foundation ( if you want to add a touch of color)
Stir all ingredients together and store in a used (and washed) powder container or a mint tin. Apply with powder brush.
Love it! So simple and inexpensive!
Since I had all of the ingredients on hand (all 2 of them!) ….I decided to try it out. I opted to add the optional 1/8 teaspoon of powder foundation because my uber fair skin can use all the color I can get. :-) I’m still rather dumb-founded when I think about how much money I have spent on powders in the past…when this worked every bit as good! I really hate that. lol. But I won’t dwell on it because what’s done is done and we can’t change the past.
But you can be sure I won’t be buying any more expensive powders! (Or even INexpensive ones!) Why should I? This literally costs PENNIES to make AND free of fillers! A WIN-WIN to be sure!