Makeup lines the “beauty” aisles of almost every grocery, drug and department store. Loads of chemicals, heavy metals and other scary ingredients fill bottles and tubes, compacts and canisters and sell for prices that might be just as bad for your health. Meanwhile companies try to trick us with words like “mineral” and “natural” when in reality there are little if any natural or mineral ingredients in their products. Misinformation campaigns abound as they try to sell their low quality products to people who want to be healthy and natural.
To be safe I’ve started making my own health and beauty products, mostly out of what’s in my kitchen! This way I know what’s in my body and on my skin.
So let’s get on with it shall we? This recipe uses ingredients you likely have in your kitchen (but could easily get at the grocery store if you don’t) but it takes a bit of trial and error. Most of the process is going between mixing and testing the color so be prepared to adjust everything for just about forever until you get it right. Also… It’s best to have organic ingredients but if you don’t use what you have of course and try not to worry about it too much! You’ll also need a container to hold your powder when it’s finished. Try not to smiff it too much either, i know, it does smell delicious, but you probably don’t want it up your nose…
- Corn Starch
- Cocoa powder
You’ll also need a container to hold your powder when it’s finished. This could be a jar or, as you can see in my photo, an old face powder container. You might also want to have a container ready to store any excess.
*This is the a recipe for golden/light face powder. If your skin is darker you will have to adjust the amount of cocoa powder to corn starch and if you have cool tones you should opt out the turmeric or use less in your powder*
Mix 1/4 cup cocoa powder with 3/4 cup corn starch.
Add 1-2 Tbsp. of turmeric. (My favorite of all the spices!)
Add 1-2 Tbsp. of cinnamon.
Adjust as nessecary.
Add more cinnamon for a deeper/cooler color.
Add more turmeric for a more golden color.
I like to add more cocoa powder to deepen the color if i need to as cinnamon sometimes makes the powder grainy.
try it in different parts of your face as you adjust the color to make it just right.
When you’re done… Take a photo of your freshly powdered face…
My best dork-face.