I don't wear a lot of makeup, but when I do, I really want to make sure what I put on my face is as natural as I can get it. Thank goodness for the Think Dirty App. With it, I can focus on having clean makeup in my makeup bag. I always check new products that I want to try before buying them. Makeup is not cheap, and I’d rather not waste time with returns.

So far, I like keeping it simple: primer, foundation, setting/face powder, eyeliner, and of course a pop of color on the lips (I always go for pink!). Forget the eyebrows, I’ll end up wiping them away before I leave the house.

Anyway after running out of setting/face powder, one day I had a thought... can I make my own setting/face powder? Why not? So, I headed straight to my favorite DIY stop (Pinterest) and I searched for easy DIY setting powders. I found many posts on this very subject, so I decided to give it a try.

Only Three Ingredients

Here is what I used:

  • Arrowroot
  • Cinnamon
  • Cacao

Mix the three ingredients, it’s that easy! Mix until you have the consistency and color that works for you.  I used a face powder I’d purchased in the past as my guide for color. I did my makeup like normal and used my DIY face powder to set the makeup. Then I took pictures outside, to see if it left a cast or made me look like a ghost.

Once I was happy with the powder I placed it in a container with a tight-fitting lid. I have been using this for 2 months, and so far it is working great! No problems with my skin so far (breakouts or clogged pores), so I plan to keep using it for a few more months and report back.

I am not an herbalist, a doctor or a hair designer. Do your research! Be sure you and your family members are not allergic to any of these ingredients before using this recipe. All the items on this blog post were purchased with my own money and are not sponsored. Just products I love, that also make my life a little easier.