How To Make Homemade Contouring Powder

This is one of the easiest beauty recipes, it’s basically about mixing cocoa powder and cornstarch together to suit your skin coloring and the amount of each will depend on your skin tone. This means the recipe is only a guide.

With a few simple ingredients, you can craft your own homemade contouring powder and learn how to apply it like a pro.


  1. 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa powder
  2. 2 teaspoons corn starch
  3. 8 drops sweet orange essential oil or lavender or rosemary essential oil







Mix the powders together and test on your skin (over the foundation or face powder you usually wear). Add more cacao or cornstarch as needed.
Once you’re happy with the color, mix in the essential oil and store the contour powder in a sterile or very clean jar and keep dry.