DIY Finishing Powder

June 13, 2013By 13 Comments

I ♥ ♥ ♥ (times 12!!) mineral makeup! I’ve been using it religiously since the early ’00s. My fave mineral makeup product is finishing powder/mineral veil – it sets my makeup and gives me a “photoshopped” finished look (think soft focus camera lens or one of those flattering Instagram filters). 😉 Finishing powders ain’t cheap, yo – take a peek! Makeup companies charge mad chaddah for this simple beauty product which you can totes make at home using ingredients from your kitchen.

DIY finishing powder

What you’ll need: 

  • Arrowroot powder (or corn starch)
  • Cocoa or cinnamon (the amount will vary based on your skin tone)
  • An old (but clean) mineral foundation sifter/container

In a bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder with a small amount of cocoa or cinnamon. Just keep adding a little more at a time until you get your desired shade. Whisk your ingredients really well, and then pour into your old makeup container. Voila! You just saved yourself $20-50! Go buy a pair of vegan heels with that $! 😉

 What’s your favorite DIY beauty recipe?

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  1. Frannie says:

    So is it cocoa powder for cool undertones and cinnamon for warm? 😀

  2. Lissette says:

    What brand is the arrowroot powder shown in the photo?

  3. LCK says:

    I have been hunting high and low for a powder and kept being disgusted by the prices…. I realize this is an old post by THANK GOODNESS I found it today!!! I’m super excited to try this the minute I get home!!

  4. therealchar says:

    Thanks for the recipe ! I’ll try it out

  5. Julie says:

    Could you use this recipe to make foundation as well?

  6. So cool! I have yellow tones so I wonder if a little turmeric would do the trick. Must try this. Thanks for posting.

  7. Lynna says:

    Awesome, and the same ingredientds make up DYI dry shampoo for dark hair!

  8. Jana says:

    Wow that awesome, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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