This easy homemade finishing powder DIY recipe absorbs oil and shine, prolongs the wear of makeup, provides a flawless, airbrush looking finish & reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines!
Homemade Finishing Powder
The start to our Pennsylvania summer has been unusually hot and humid. I love summer so this isn’t a problem for me, but what has been a problem is my face. Well….the makeup on my face, that is! In this extreme heat and humidity, my makeup just doesn’t seem to stay put all day. Pair that with a little extra summertime oil and shine and I’ve been a hot mess!
I don’t wear a lot of makeup in the summer, but when those special occasions strike, I want my makeup to last and look good all day. I don’t think that’s too much to ask, right?! So I talked to some of my fellow make-up loving girl friends and they suggested that I try a finishing powder.
You probably already know that natural products are important to me (especially since I’m putting it on my face), so I started looking around for a finishing powder with natural, organic ingredients. And what I was surprised to discover is that the ingredients in these natural finishing powders are insanely simple. And what’s even better, I already had them in my cupboard…woohoo! So I did a little experimenting and came up with a truly awesome homemade finishing powder recipe that I absolutely adore…… and it costs just a few pennies to make!
I’m so pleased with it and can’t believe it took me so long to wear a finishing powder. I love this stuff!!!! No more shine. Makeup stays put all day. Smooths my fine lines and gives me a flawless, almost airbrushed looking finish. Where has this stuff been all my life?!
What does Finishing Powder do?
A finishing powder will:
- prolong the wear of your makeup
- set your makeup
- fight oil and shine
- give you a flawless finish
- soften fine lines and pores
Just a super light dusting is all you need to give a soft, matte finish and leave your skin looking smooth (almost airbrushed!) and fresh. It provides a translucent finish so it compliments any skin tone.
A finishing powder should be applied after all your other makeup has been applied. You can also wear it by itself for a softened, smooth appearance to your skin.
The really cool thing about this particular finishing powder recipe is it contains healing clay. And healing clay is so healthy for the skin! Healing clay helps fights redness and inflammation. It’s especially known for it’s ability to keep skin clear (great news, especially those with acne prone skin!). Over time, healing clay can really transform your skin. It has mine – I love that stuff (I get it HERE)!
DIY Finishing Powder Video (with DIY tutorial and how to apply demonstration):
How to Make Homemade Finishing Powder
Homemade Finishing Powder Recipe:
Combine the arrowroot powder and healing clay in a small jar or empty powder makeup container. I like to use small, wide mouth mason jars (THESE).
How to apply Homemade Finishing Powder
Apply a very small amount to a large makeup brush (I use THIS kabuki brush). Tap off any excess powder that’s left on the brush. Apply a very light dusting to your entire face after all your other makeup is done. The key to using any finishing powder is to apply a very light dusting.
You can also use this homemade finishing powder over bare skin for a softened, smooth appearance.
Other makeup I wear:
I often get asked what makeup I use and since we’re talking about makeup, I thought this would be the perfect time to fill you in. I wear the majority of my makeup from a company called 100% Pure and have for the past 4 or 5 years. I love *mostly* everything I’ve tried from them. I especially appreciate their truly 100% pure ingredients – so natural you can eat them!
Here are the specifics of what makeup I use and the links where you can find them:
If you’ve never tried a finishing powder before, I’m so excited for you to try my recipe! It’s so nice and your skin will love it!!! Enjoy!