This all-natural translucent finishing powder is amazing! I had no idea you could make something like this on your own! When I discovered the recipe, I just had to try it and was thoroughly impressed with the results. It does a fantastic job of absorbing oil and leaves my skin with a lovely matte finish all day long. To buy this type of finishing powder costs anywhere from $10 on up for just a few ounces, but you can make your own for less than a dollar. The only ingredient that you probably don't have readily on hand is French green clay. This is a product used in resorts for facials—it’s great at absorbing dirt, oil and bacteria. I purchased mine from Amazon. You’ll also need cornstarch, another ingredient commonly found in makeup, because it also helps absorb oils.
- 1 part French green clay (Amazon sells a 2 oz. pack for around $2)
- 1 part cornstarch
- Tiny pinch of baking cocoa for color (optional)
- I washed out an old hand cream container to store my new makeup in. Clean spice jars also work great.
- Mix together equal parts of cornstarch and French green clay and if you want, a pinch of cocoa to add a bit of color.
Note: Cornstarch has a shelf life of about a year, so keep that in mind as you mix up your powder.