Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite DIY projects, because I get to use it almost daily. For a long time I loved mineral powder face makeup because of the sheer and matte look it gave my skin. I also have combination skin with some drier parts and a few oilier patches. Mineral powder helped me with the oily parts while not drying out the dry parts of my face. Only one problem with mineral powder, it was kind of costly. So after research I came up with my own version for pennies!
It was so simple and I’m in love with the great results! Satiny smooth finish, no oiliness all day and the cost to me for enough powder for a few months was less than .25 cents :).
No seriously… that’s it! I didn’t give exact amounts since everyone’s complexion is different and even I don’t measure much. I start with two heaping Tablespoons of cornstarch and slowly add about 1/2 teaspoon of cocoa powder at a time. Until when brushed on my face the powder blends well with my skin. This last time I measured so I could blog it and I used about 2 1/2 teaspoons of cocoa powder in two heaping Tablespoons of cornstarch. When mixing I use the back of a large spoon and press the powders together. I keep pressing and stirring until the color is consistent throughout.
I store it in a small plastic container with a secure lid. I swirl a bit on my brush inside the lid for good coverage. I love this powder and will save tons while still getting the look I want from my homemade powder. Even in sunlight the color and finish seems perfectly natural. I’ve even seen many people say this has comparable results to the expensive mineral veil product people love. Thanks for stopping by 🙂