Here’s A Surprising Substitute For Setting Powder

We know what you might be thinking: baby powder? Weren’t there lawsuits over it being dangerous? Yes, but not all baby powders are created equal. For reference: 13,000 people sued Johnson & Johnson claiming that the company concealed its talc-based powder’s potential links to cancer. Not only did the company reportedly fail to disclose that the product contained trace amounts of asbestos between the 1970s and the 2000s, possibly resulting in mesothelioma, according to Reuters, but science is still debating whether long-term use of talc near the female reproductive organs can cause ovarian cancer. As such, talc-based baby powders are not recommended for regular use, but thankfully, many baby powders are made with other ingredients, as noted by Parents.com.

BestProducts.com lists the best nine talc-free baby powders, and on the list are Burt’s Bees Natural Dusting Powder, Nature’s Baby Organics Silky Dusting Powder, and Era Organics Honeybuns Baby Powder. Often the base of the powder in talc-free products is cornstarch, which, incidentally, is also the main ingredient in bareMinerals Mineral Veil setting powder (except baby powder comes in a much larger package). In order to use the powder to set your makeup, simply pour a little powder into a small dish, swirl a large powder brush into it, knock off the excess by tapping the brush a few times on the corner of the dish, and swirl lightly over your face, especially focusing on potential smudge areas like the T-zone and your under-eyes. 

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