How To Make Face Powder

Face powder, an essential makeup ingredient, serves numerous uses such as removing shine from facial oils or an immediate make-up repair. Following its importance in the makeup kit, the cost of a face powder really does not matter. You just need to select the right colour for your skin tone.

Making face powder is something you can do at home. You do not need to spend invaluable money at a cosmetics store paying for face powder. You may have broken your eyeshade or blush, leaving the cake in pieces. There is no way you can use a broken cake of eyeshade conveniently. May be you will throw it away right away but do not do so. You can use these broken cosmetic pieces to make your own face powder.

Things Required:

– 1/4 cup of cornstarch
– Broken cosmetic pieces (earth tones)
– Mixing bowls
– Container with lid
– Marble mortar and pestle / Spoon


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    Add 1/4 cup of cornstarch to a small mixing bowl.

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    Now you need to work on the broken cosmetic pieces. Put a few ‘earth toned’ pieces of broken makeup in a second mixing bowl.

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    Ground the makeup pieces to a fine powder by pulverising them with the back of a spoon. Continue adding and pulverising makeup pieces until the colour matches your skin tone or is a touch lighter than your skin tone. If you have a small marble mortar and pestle at your disposal, you can pulverise the broken makeup pieces finer and faster.

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    Add the grounded makeup to the bowl of cornstarch. Thoroughly mix the contents together. Keep mixing until you can not differentiate between cornstarch and grounded ‘earth toned’ makeup. When you are done mixing, your homemade face powder is ready. Pour it into a container for future use.

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