I’m so excited to show you this recipe for translucent face powder! Not only is it fun to make, but it also gives your skin a break from all the toxins and chemicals found in store-bought makeup! And the ingredients are items that you probably have in your kitchen already.
This powder is very effective at mattifying the skin and setting your makeup, but the really beautiful thing is that because it’s made with skin-loving ingredients, it will also nourish your skin, too! Makeup that actually makes your skin better? You’ll love it; here’s how you make it:
DIY Translucent Face Powder
- arrowroot powder (this powder is made from dehydrated and ground arrowroot, which is known to have skin-smoothing effects. You can skip it if you can’t find it, but it does give your skin a more velvety feel)
- cornstarch (absorbs excess oil, helping to give your skin a matte finish)
- cocoa powder (has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help to firm and renew your skin)
- Combine 1/2 cup of arrowroot powder and 1/4 cup of cornstarch in a mixing bowl
- Add in the cocoa powder one tablespoon at a time until it reaches a shade similar to your own natural skin tone. This is a translucent powder, so try not to go too dark (use between 1 and 3 tablespoons)
- Mix thoroughly, breaking up any large pieces with the back of a spoon
You may keep your powder for up to six months in sealable containers; remember to shake the mixture well each time you use it.
Here’s the thing: when you see just how easy it is to make your own skincare products and how well they work, you’ll be less impressed the next time you walk into a shop and are bombarded with a million face powders to buy and clutter up your home.
With the money you save, you can invest in the brands that are doing really great things, that you’re happy to support!
In the meantime, have fun making your own products at home. It’s my favorite way to unwind and spend time doing something that is positive, healthy and good.
7 responses to “Translucent Face Powder DIY Recipe”
did you repurpose a loose powder container to store this Translucent Face Powder?
Btw, is Arrowroot Starch/Flour identical to Arrowroot powder?
Hi Xian Hui! I did repurpose a container – but I didn’t have a proper powder container – so what I do with this one, is turn the jar upside down and back around. then tap on the lid before opening it – and whatever is stuck on the lid, I dab my brush on there so I don’t pick up too much excess powder…
Yup, arrowroot starch, flour, powder – it’s all the same. I find in cold storage and brownrice paradise – it’s by the brand Bob’s Mill – looks like this:
or you can try iherb and search there for it (any brand is fine):
(which, if you buy under this link – I’m an affiliate so you get a bit of a discount too!)
Wow, thanks for the quick reply!
Indeed, I have went to iherb and found Bob’s Mill. But Im thinking what to do with the excess flour!
And where to get a container……
No worries! You’ve caught me at a good time! You can use arrowroot for any recipe that that calls for cornstarch – it’s a thickening agent used to make sauces and stews. Some people have allergies or sensitivities to corn, so this is a good alternative to cornstarch – and it’s also GMO-free. A lot of bakers prefer arrowroot over cornstarch because it has no flavour and give a glossy finish to the food.
For body recipes – you can use arrowroot as a body powder, for kids it’s a great alternative to talcum powder. Or you can use it as a deodorant, mixed with baking soda (powder the baking soda in a blender/grinder) and coconut oil… lots of fun stuff.
Right, now I’m off to cook dinner! Let me know how you get on with the recipes 🙂
Now I’m really curious about the recipe. Though I don’t have a grinder. Is it possible to share it here?
Can I use something else in place of cornstarch? I don’t know if my skin would react to it, but my digestive system is sensitive to corn.
Hi Daniell! Yes, try using just arrowroot powder! 🙂