DIY: Mineral Veil Face Powder

I used to be obsessed with Bare Minerals makeup products for years, especially their mineral veil face powder. Three years ago, I glanced at the ingredients, and I was surprised. It was basically cornstarch with parabens (eek!) and iron oxides for color. Since then, I’ve been refilling the same powder container with my own mineral veil concoction, and it works EXACTLY the same (if not better) as the brand name powder. I still love Bare Minerals products, and they have now taken out the parabens, but I will stick with my own mineral veil, thank you. THE RECIPE:  In an old powder container, shake together one tablespoon cornstarch and 1/2 teaspoon baby powder. You can add a sprinkle of powder foundation or cocoa powder for color, but this is optional. Congratulations, you just saved yourself $20.HEALTH TIP:  As with all powder makeup products, please do not inhale your makeup! Those tiny particles could enter the lungs, possibly leading to inflammation, scarring, and disease. When I use any kind of loose face powder, I hold my breath while tapping the excess powder off the brush and during application. Tap the brush away from you, and use only in a well-ventilated area. Try to keep it tidy – don’t let it fly all over the place. Because the more you know… (cue shooting star with rainbow).


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10 thoughts on “DIY: Mineral Veil Face Powder

  1. so informative!! My sister uses Bare Escentuals makeup…I will definitely show her this. Thanks for warning about the health risks also..I never thought of that.

  2. OK, I’ve been using BM MV for years, never once did I look at the ingredients. I seriously can’t believe it. It’s basically $20 cornstarch. Amazing.

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