Do you ever get so busy and forget to replenish your make up stock? I do. All the time. Although I'm usually sans make up (because I've gotten too lazy over time), every once in a while I decide to splurge on my routine and pretty things up! But then I get to the part where I need to set my make up or just un-shine myself a bit (because I'm all about the matte look) and forget that I dropped the last compact I bought and all that's left are crumbly little pieces that just get jammed in the brush.
So I cry.
Not really, I deal with the crumbs angrily and get on with it. But I've often thought to myself, is there not a way for me, living way out in the forest, ten entire minutes from civilization, to quickly obtain a soft powder?
Turns out, there is. And it's in my cupboard.
Oh those three things? Yep! That's it
Cornstarch. Arrowroot Powder. Cocoa.
The arrowroot powder and cornstarch are both super absorbent, so any moisture, dewy-ness, or oily spots left behind get soaked up. And the cocoa powder helps to add a bit of colour; it's totally optional but I like it since I'm already fair skinned enough as it is.
And the recipe is simple!
1 Tbsp Cornstarch
1 Tbsp Arrowroot Powder
Cocoa Powder*- amount will depend on how light or dark your skin is, it's totally optional and you can leave it out completely for a translucent powder, I used 1/2 TSP
Mix it all up in a bowl with a small whisk and then transfer into a small jar or container. I used a small jar I got from a travel kit.
There you have it! A quick and natural setting Powder made right in your own home. You can always play around with the quantities as well, or make more or less depending on your jar size. Or make some for your friends as a fun gift!
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Another quick and easy DIY segment done! Have an idea of something you'd like to see us DIY? Leave us a comment or send us a message! Let us know if you try the powder out and what you think!