I threw this concoction for a translucent face powder together last weekend in a very small quantity — just one tablespoon of French Green Clay and Cornstarch and a healthy pinch of cocoa powder — fully expecting for my skin to turn green from the French Green Clay after application and to look like an alien. After I brushed it on I was surprised how nicely it blended into my skin and how pleasantly matte my face was. I did need a road test, though — maybe I really was green and couldn’t tell! I wore it to go for a nature walk with my husband — the flowers, bees, and frogs would like if I was green and not make fun of me!
Little did I know my husband planned a test of his video camera when we were out walking. I dreaded seeing the footage, not only because I hate having my picture taken, but I was fully expecting to be green as Elphaba in Wicked! Imagine my surprise when I viewed the video and saw not only that my face wasn’t green, but after tromping around the woods for hours I wasn’t shiny.
I wore the powder all week at work and had the same positive results. It was Orientation week at the college I work at, and I felt polished and completely not green as I ran from building to building with transfer credit packets and helped 284029834 new students and their parents not have a meltdown.
Gosh I love replacing things that have a zillion questionable ingredients with something I make myself which has three ingredients, two of which I had sitting in my baking cupboard!