DIY Translucent Powder – Beautycounter Dupe!
This simple setting powder recipe works just as well as Beautycounter’s translucent powder. It’s a must-try!
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Update September 2021: Since publishing this post I have become a Beautycounter consultant – meaning I get a 25% discount on all of my products and I also get the opportunity to share these amazing products with other people.
That being said, I still make my own setting powder because it’s such a money saver and it works so well!
I hope you enjoy the recipe and if you want to try any Beautycounter products you can grab 20% off using this link.
What’s The Deal With Setting Powder?
You may be wondering why the heck you need setting or translucent powder (same thing) in your makeup routine. It comes in handy for a few reasons. First of all, it “sets” your makeup (aka keeps it from fading). Second, it helps make oily skin look a little more matte.
I pretty much use if for the second reason. I don’t have oily skin, but I do use a lot of facial oils on my skin and sometimes it can look a little shiny. A few dabs of translucent powder takes that shine away immediately.
The best translucent powder I have come across is this one from Beautycounter. It works so well and it definitely lasts a long time, but damn it’s pricey!
Related: Beautycounter Flawless in Five (honest review)
So as I sucked it up and went online to order a new one, I decided to check out the ingredients. Here’s what I found from the Beautycounter website:
Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)
Hmm interesting. The first ingredient on a cosmetic label is the one with the highest percentage present in the product. So when I saw Corn Starch, I knew I could break out my Arrowroot Powder (similar to corn starch without the GMO risk), and boy did my DIY eyes light up. How simple! I’m pretty sure I don’t need the rest of those ingredients considering I don’t even know what they are. Time to make me some setting powder!
DIY Setting Powder Supplies and Recipe
Organic Arrowroot Powder
How simple right? All you do is add a few tablespoons of Arrowroot Powder to a small container and your setting powder is done. I made mine in my old Beautycounter container. You could also add it to a small mason jar or any small container you have on hand.
This setting powder works so well. It absorbs oil like a charm and doesn’t look cakey or dry out your skin.
Variations to Setting Powder Recipe
If you don’t want to use a white powder on your face, you can add a little cocoa powder to make it a tinted setting powder. Start with a teaspoon or so and gradually add more until it’s where you want it to be.
My Simple Makeup Routine
I personally don’t wear much makeup on a daily basis, but here are a few products I can’t live without:
I swear by the RMS “un” cover-up concealer. It is so creamy and dreamy and totally covers my dark circles and melasma! It doesn’t last all day, but I’m okay with that. Sometimes I will reapply and sometimes I just don’t care.
DIY Setting Powder (recipe above!)
I use setting powder to absorb any oils on my skin and to set my concealer.
I wish I didn’t have to tend to my eyebrows, but I do. I used to use pencils, but ever since I found this Juice Beauty Brow Gel, it does the job better than any pencil could!
I always like a quick pop of color on my cheeks. I purchased the RMS pop collection signature set a few months ago and it’s become an everyday item for me. I add a little bronzer and blush to my face and it does wonders. It’s so quick and easy too!
I hope you found this article helpful. Leave a comment below if you try out this recipe!
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