Translucent Powder – My Way

Do you want cosmetic products so pure you could eat them without worrying about making yourself sick?  Me too, and the only way I know to do that is to make them myself.  Not that I recommend eating French clay but if you did, it might be better than some of the stuff people eat every day!

Before starting,  I searched around on the internet to see what others were doing for ideas to make my own translucent powder.  There were tons of ideas and many recipes, most using some combination of the basic list you’ll find here.  Some of the websites are listed at the end of this post.  You might like to see other ideas also, so please feel free to check them out.  I hope this post and others found in  Skin Care  will give you the confidence to try your hand at making some of your own skin care and cosmetic products.

What has amazed me with all the products I’ve made, is how simple it is.  In many cases, it is easier then going to the store and deciding which ones I want to purchase and trying to figure out if the ingredient list will help or harm my skin!

All these ingredients are commonly found in many kitchens.  Not the French clay, though.   I never had French clay in my kitchen until I decided to make my own Translucent Powder.

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These ratios are very loose.  I started by placing a little of each item on my skin to get an idea of how it compared with my natural skin tones.  When I first saw how green the French clay was, I thought, “Nobody is that green!”  Then I put some on my skin.

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Oh, I guess I’m pretty green!

I started with equal parts cornstarch and French clay since I found out how green I am.  Proceeded to add the raw cacoa powder and cinnamon powder until I liked the color and felt it blended nice with my skin.  Below are the basic measurements I ended up with but you may need entirely different ratios.

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Keep mixing and tweeking colors until you get a color that blends and you are comfortable with.  For bronzer, simply add more color.

Here are some websites where I picked up some ideas along the way.  They were all similar but I still like to let you know where I ‘ve been looking.



4 Responses to “Translucent Powder – My Way”

  1. Nichelle — August 19, 2015 @ 4:07 am

    Just wanted to comment on the “my skins green” thing. Actually, it isn’t green, it’s red!!! Wait? What? Hehe, In make-up you use opposite colors to help cancle out (even out) skin tones. If you have a lot of red in your skin, you use a green to cancel it out. Purple bags under your eyes? Use yellow! If you have a pasty/shallow collection, fix it with adding purple… It’s color theory. You look at a color wheel and use the color directly opposite of it (or one times to the left or right depending on the color). Since skin tones are rarely spot on one color. It takes a bit of practice. Hope that answers why green looks good on your skin!

    • Jeanie — September 3, 2015 @ 8:13 pm

      Thanks for the information. Actually, my skin is very olive toned so it is green with or without make-up 🙂


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