I use this product in the Johson and Johnson baby powder with lavender scent version. It's irreplaceable for the in-between shampoo days. Generally, my hair is un-greased for the remainder of that day. I haven't tried it for my face. I'm concerned that since cornstarch is like a petri dish for bacteria, it will cause me to break out. Even on my hair, I would use it in the morning and shampoo in the evening.
I am currently using Johnson's Pure cornstarch powder.
I am 48 but still have a really oily T-zone which will make my hair greasy in a few hours and of course I get awful shine problems, But when I use this I can go the whole workday without a bit of shine, I can feel my forehead and it still feels dry (in a good way, not dehydrated) and perfect, and of course my fringe (bangs) does not get greasy. I just dust it on as a finishing powder and I look flawless!!!
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I found this gem searching the product review boards here on MUA. I am so glad that I did!! I use it as both a dry shampoo and face powder. As a dry shampoo I put it in my hair over night. I sprinkle some in then rub it in and comb through. In the morning I blow dry it out and there is no white stuff in my dark brown hair. It has volume and styles nicely.
As a face powder I first apply my powder foundation on and then use a little bit of cornstarch to set it. This helps to soak up all the shine and reduces the appearance of my pores even further. I make sure to blend it well, especially around the corners of nose and you really can't tell that I have anything on. In other words I don't like a Geisha or a clown. Before using this two hours after putting my makeup I would have to blot. I have combo skin and my T-zone is really shiny. After using the cornstarch I don't have to blot as much and I swear it has improved my oil production. My T-zone doesn't get as oily anymore even when I don't use the cornstarch. I wish I would have known about this sooner.
AMAZING dry shampoo! i bought a whole whack of this from bulk barn and put it into a spice container. i sprinkle a little on a natural-bristle brush and comb through my roots and bangs. poof! oilies are gone. incredible. so cheap and effective. love it when i find something like this :D BONUS: i applied some of this to my face with a blush brush and it instantly soaked up all sheen.
I use this like some of the others below, in-between hair washings and it works great. Like when I want to run to the store to take care of few things before I wash my hair. I keep it in an old spice jar (one with small holes) and sprinkle into my hands. Just a little dusting, then I use a blow dryer after I've tousled it in, to blow out the excess, and I don't have any white residue left. It works great. I also use it as a powder for my eyes, before applying shadow and mascara, to keep them both in place. It's natural and the only people who might have issues with it, would be those with corn/grain allergies.
Where on earth have my pores just gone? After reading review for a couple of the rice powder face products, and seeing that a couple of mua reviewers were using cornstarch as a finishing product I decided to try it for myself. I have light olive skin, and yet this goes on my bare skin completely translucent. At the end of a full day I do need to blot just slightly, but wow, what a lovely finish. I am 44 and have the beginnings of lines near my mouth and eyes, and yet this doesn't emphasise them at all. I've been making all my friends peer at my face in bright daylight and they can't see the cornflour either, so it really does go on translucent. I am so impressed with this that I am now on the hunt for some mineral makeup colouring micas, so that I can try my hand at making the perfect loose powder foundation. This is better than anything I've ever bought!
I just tried this on my hair to extend in-between washings and I must say it does a good job! I have dark brown hair so to prevent the cornstarch from being noticable I take an eye shadow brushand dip it in a small bowl of cornstarch and I shake off the excess before touching my hair. I dot this on my hair part and along my bangs and then brush it in with a larger powder brush and it works great! P.S. for us darker haired girls, I recommend putting in the cornstarch the night before and then when you wake up you will not have as much noticible! Just make sure the application before bed is blended in fairly good!
I also just tried to use this as a face powder since nothing works for my face that gets oily by mid morning. I used this on my cheeks and forehead (again using a large powder brush and shaking off the excess on the brush) and it worked wonderfully! My cheeks and forehead were not beaming in excess oil!!
This is now my HG for face powders! A few cents too! Just make sure you don't over do it or you'll look ghostly!
ok so in my search to tell you about this amazing product they have here cornstarch under styling products .....why i dont know guess i will have to read the other reviews...
HOWEVER i am here to say ATTENTION ALL OILY SKIN GIRLS this is th HG of powders for your face..infact i promise once you use this you wont ever purchase another powder for your face. Now as someone with extreme oily skin (like wash my face less than an hour im swimming in oil ) i have always been on the search for the perfect product to rid me of my annoying oil slick. We as luck would have it sort of i lost my powder compact one day and in a panic(cant be without powder it is just an oily oily mess ) i in desperation went to my cupboard and found a box of cornstarch. I put a small amount in a cup and swirled my brush in it and dused my face..."well here goes nothing" i said half expecting a pimple party later that night.
At about 1130 am 3 1/2 hours after application i felt my face and NO OIL !!!! im not kidding no shinefest here this was amazing....at 4 pm i checked again and still i was dry only one small dime size area had a smidge of shine at 630 i was still mostly shine free and my skin wasnt a pimple party as i expected but was smooth. NOTE i have also found a secret weapon for days you need to be shine free for more that 10 hours if you have bye bye blemish take a q tip and dip it in the alcohol part only and swab on face prior to makeup that gives you extra staying power
I buy the yellow box cornstarch at the grocery store. because it comes in a large (powder sugar size box) I scoop sum into the tiny tuberware containers I had no other use for. I use it as my face powder every single day. im very sensitive to scents and so i decided since the baby powder (made of cornstarch) worked great but gave me a headache id try this. and its great! I also use it to give my hair volume and take away oil. it keeps everything dry and oil free. it isnt as fine/smooth a texture as talc powder, but i heard talc wasnt good for girls to use, and this absorbs the oil the best for me! I love it. And everyone usally has sum at their house if i forget my makeup at home! Im also very light skined, so this is one of two powders ive ever found that worked for my skin color. it doesnt leave any white if you use the right amount, and it takes the shine away all day!
I haven't used this as a styling prodect (yet), but last night while I was doing an Aspirin Mask, I made it too thin when I added more honey than usual, so I tossed in a teaspoon or two of cornstarch to thicken it up. My reasoning was that if my Everday Minerals Finishing Dust is full of it, it can't hurt. Anyway, the mask performed beautifully. I know cornstarch absorbs oil, so it may have intensified the oil-sucking capabilities of the mask, or maybe not, but it had zero adverse affects, and now I have something I can count on when I goof in the mixture process.
Trusty cornstarch to the rescue! I wear mineral makeup, and I'd run out of my trusty finishing powder. Realizing the ingredients, I took a spoonful of cornstarch and sprinkled it liberally with the too-dark-but-I-have-it-since-it-came-in-the-starter-kit foundation. Shake to mix, and perfecto! a fabulous self-made powder that acts very similarly to both BE's Mineral Veil and EM's Finishing Dust. Not knowing if this is harmful or not to my skin scares me a little, so I'm only using it for a few day's until my order arrives. Fabulous in a pinch, though. continued >>