DIY Natural Foundation Powder

I’m so excited to be sharing this recipe with you today! I have been using this natural powder foundation for months now and I am loving it! My skin is much clearer, less dry, and I am happy that I know exactly what ingredients I am putting on my face! Plus it ischeap frugal and all natural! You get to customize it to your own skin colour so it will match perfectly. Plus, this lasts all day and I don’t feel ‘caked up’ like I do with mineral makeup!

Have you ever considered the ingredient list in your makeup?? It isn’t pretty.
Seriously, most of the listed ingredients I simply cannot pronounce. Here’s the list for one of my previously favourite powders…..

Talc, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Calcium Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate,Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lecithin, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylene/Methacrylate Copolymer, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Tetrasodium Edta, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides,Chromium Oxide Greens, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 30 Lake,Ultramarines, Ci 19140

Hmmmm……no likey. So, I searched and trialled and searched and tested powders, made a couple of my own, and I finally came up with this one below. I have to admit, the best thing about this recipe, is twofold.

  1. Ingredients can easily be found in your pantry and superette
  2. you can change and tweak this recipe to match your skin perfectly….even through the seasons.


Arrowroot Powder (or cornstarch, if you like, but this is often GMO, so I prefer organic Arrowroot)
Cocoa Powder

Extras to match powder perfectly
Tumeric – if you have a yellow base to your skin
Spiralina Powder – if you have a ruddy or reddish base to your skin
Bentonite Clay – no colour reasons, but its great for your skin

METHOD: T = tablespoon t = teaspoon
1 T Arrowroot Powder
3/4 t Cocoa Powder
1/2 t Cinnamon
1/2 t Ginger

Wooly Mates DIY FoundationPow Ingredients

Mix together until completely blended. Then just run a little onto the back of your hand or on your face and check the colour match in natural light. Adjust to suit. But add very slowly. If you overdo it, just add a little more Arrowroot, and repeat until perfectly blended with your skin tone.

To apply, simply use a makeup brush, dip it in the powder and gently tap excess off and blend.
As you apply your new foundation powder, your senses will be filled with the most delicious aromas. Yummy.

Wooly Mates DIY FoundationPow Mixed

Note: You may wonder why I use Cocoa and Cinnamon….I find it gives a better depth of colour. Your skin is not just one colour, so by having the two shades, it allows your skin to pick up the varying shades in the powder.

Extra note: If you don’t have cinnamon, or are sensitive, you can always use nutmeg or all spice as other options. Also, if you simply don’t like the smell of one spice, switch it over to one you do like.



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