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How To Make Translucent Powder At Home

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How To Make Translucent Powder At Home

Translucent powder is a very useful cosmetic for keeping your make up fresher for longer and giving your face that radiant glow. It's also a great mattifying product for reducing facial shine as it effectively absorbs excess moisture and oil. If you've run out of your usual translucent powder or if you're interested in using a natural product on your skin, how about reading our OneHowTo article on how to make translucent powder at home.

You'll need:

  • Container with lid
  • Spoon
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Steps to follow:


To make homemade translucent powder, first buy the following natural ingredients. They are all are readily available. You will need:

  • Corn flour or rice flour.
  • Red clay.
  • Glitter (optional).

The first step is to buy or use an old clean container with a lid to store your translucent powder. Then, add three tablespoons of corn flour or rice flour to the container. Though you could use either, corn flour is preferable as it leaves your skin feeling beautifully soft and smooth.

How To Make Translucent Powder At Home - Step 2

Red clay is perfect for the skin as it treats acne and impurities. This homemade translucent powder will also add a hint of colour for a youthful complexion. Slowly add some red clay to the flour in the container until it turns the desired colour, stirring continuously as you go along.

How To Make Translucent Powder At Home - Step 3

Finally, close the container, shake vigorously and the translucent powder is ready to apply! If you like powders with a subtle glow, you could add a pinch of white glitter to the mixture.


Remember that translucent powder should be applied to the face just after your foundation, to mattify the skin and leave a natural, soft finish. Use a powder make-up brush and apply the powder mostly on the T-zone (forehead, nose and cheek) which is more prone to oiliness.

How To Make Translucent Powder At Home - Step 5

If you like making your own makeup then you can also try the following:

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