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Old 07-26-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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Hi, I just wanted to say that I use face powder, because it evens out my skin tone and controls the shine/oiliness of my face.

But the one that I always use has been discontinued and replaced by a different line which is not as good in my opinion. I still bought it to try it out, but I don't think I want to buy 30 bucks for this stuff if it's not great.

SO I decided to research online for homemade recipes and ingredients for face powder. I read some things talk about cornstarch.

I tried using it. And it's even better than my old good face powder. It seriously lasts ALL DAY. Normally, I have to reapply my powder a few times throughout the day. But this cornstarch makes my face look great the whole day and the next. And it obviously doesn't have all the nasty chemicals. So just wanted to say, if you have oily skin, it's an option.

ANd if you have a darker complexion, they said mix the cornstarch with cocoa powder. because the cornstarch is very very pale.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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You may like these too:
Palladio - Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Tissues Warm Beige

They are made from rice powder.

And
https://www.everydayminerals.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&c ategory_id=30&Itemid=44 (broken link)

There is a clay powder. You can get a sample for 2.50$ and a "free sample kit" of foundations/blush/concealer.(pay shipping for the kit)

I just thought you may like some other natural options too that were cheapies! ☺
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Careful with that cornstarch, it can clog pores.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:22 AM
 
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Does cornstarch clog pores for good?
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:04 AM
 
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Does cornstarch clog pores for good?
Clogged pores can expand pores. I am sure you have seen people with large pores. Make up can cover discoloration but not texture.

The cornstarch is really not worth it. Spend the money on a face powder that is finely milled. There are so many good brands you can pick up from your local drugstore. You don't have to spend a ton of money on them.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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You may like these too:
Palladio - Palladio Rice Paper Blotting Tissues Warm Beige

They are made from rice powder.
I LOVE these blotting tissues too!!
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Growing up on the beaches, we used baby powder all the time just blot off the oily spots. If you do it with a good thick brush it leaves a nice glow. Not sure about the pore clogging.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Various lines of so-called "natural" makeup (which nearly all contain a multitude of chemicals) incorporate cornstarch into the recipe...Physicians' Formula's "Organic" line is one. Cornstarch can irritate some people's skin, though. I know it does mine. But, then, mineral makeup, which is supposed to be hypoallergenic, also irritates my skin.

For my money, the best face powder (which I use exclusively, I don't use foundation at all) is Coty Airspun, which is a classic. Been on the market for over a hundred years, still in the same hatbox-shaped art deco packaging. It's perfect.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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How do you apply loose powder on your face? With a brush or ? I'm looking on youtube for videos...

I'd love to see before and after photos for people who use coty airpun. I'm thinking of trying some, but I've never worn makeup so I feel a little intimidated!
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Old 04-06-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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Use Mattifying Mineral Makeup. Good stuff. Won't clog pores.

My skin improved dramatically (and I don't have tons of breakouts, but I get them far less now) once I switched to it.

You can even doze off wearing it by accident and not wake up with a face full of little bumps.
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