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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

DIY Mineral Powder

Many beauty professionals suggest using a powder after applying your foundation to help set your makeup. I love doing this! It helps your face from getting too shiny and oily looking while making your makeup last much longer. Unfortunately, most mineral powders are pretty expensive. On the plus side, one of the main ingredients in these expensive powders is probably one of the cheapest in your cupboard. 
Corn starch! Crazy, huh!?

 Since this is a common household ingredient, it makes this DIY project extremely simple. I used some colored mineral powder to tint mine, but if you don't have any, don't worry. You can either use straight corn starch for a translucent powder or add a little cocoa to get your desired tint. (I've also heard cinnamon works, but it may irritate your skin, so be cautious on that one.)

Start with a small container to put your powder in. 
(I reused a mineral powder container I already had on hand.)

Scoop corn starch into the container.

Add a little colored mineral powder or cocoa.

Cover and shake to mix. Add more coloring or corn starch to get desired shade.

Using a kabuki or powder brush, apply to your face and neck in a circular motion. 
Use sparingly...a little goes a long way. 
Works great to remove shininess and set your foundation! :)

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