I love natural powder foundation! I’ve been using it religiously since the early 2000s. Too bad I dropped beaucoup dollarinos on swanky beauty brands for years when I could have been making my own. This is the cheapest and most natural powder you can put on your face: simply arrowroot powder and natural colorants, like the cocoa powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg that are waiting in your spice rack.
Best for: All skin types
Top Tips: Lots of beauty-supply stores sell excellent jars designed for storing homemade makeup. For this powder, look for a jar with a built-in sifter top. It will keep any lumps at bay and sprinkle just the right amount of powder on your brush.
You can use a little more or less cocoa, cinnamon or nutmeg to match your skin tone. Play with the amount to find the shade that looks prettiest on you.
Superstar ingredient: Arrowroot powder is a natural starch made from the roots of the tropical South American plant Maranta arundinacea. It’s white and lightweight, so it’s a versatile base for powders and other DIY vegan beauty products.
- Blender (optional)
- Makeup sifter jar
- 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder 30 milliliter
- Powdered natural colorant, such as unsweetened cocoa powder, ground cinnamon or ground nutmeg
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
- In a small bowl, combine arrowroot powder and enough of the colorant to achieve a perfect color match with your skin. Add lavender essential oil. Whisk until well combined. (Alternatively, in blender, combine arrowroot powder, colorant and lavender essential oil. Blend until well combined.)
- Pour into jar.
- Sprinkle powder onto a large fluffy makeup brush and apply to facial skin.
- Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.
Recipes reprinted from The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty, Published by Robert Rose.
AUTHOR’S BOOK CAN BE FOUND HERE.
Can you use a different essential oil instead of lavender (e.g., Vanilla)?
Can cornstarch be used?