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Saved 10/04/07 to Beauty Product Junkies

Johnson's Baby Powder- It's Magic!


Johnson's Baby PowderJohnson's Baby Powder

Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, and that's how I discovered the magic of Johnson's Baby Powder.

I was visiting my folks one weekend when I woke up to find that I had forgotten all of my makeup back at home. We were to go to brunch, what's a gal to do? I rifled through my mother's Lancome and Elizabeth Arden, but my mother's complection is very different from mine, so aside from some dark brown eyeliner, I was screwed. That's when I saw it: Johnson's baby powder sitting in the corner of the vanity, hidden behind lotions and perfumes. My genetically dark under-eye circles needed something, anything, so I tried it out.

I squirt/poured a bit into the palm of my hand and dabbed a light dusting under my eyes with a puff. The results were amazing! It was so sheer and light, yet immediately lightened the dark circles, but not in a colored-in way as concealors do. It just plain lightened the area, and a hint of reflectiveness caused a luminous effect.

I realized that I had discovered cheapskate makeup gold! I tried another layer of dusting under the eyes (which almost completely dispelled them) and proceeded to highlight my forehead, tops of my cheek, and sides of the upper lip. The result was a nice, natural, luminous highlight!

I luckily have a pretty even skintone and just a small smattering of tiny-acne, so I don't need to even out with foundation except for rare occasions. Johnson's baby powder, however, helps to even out the very mild blotchiness that everyone has, as well as camoflauging my acne bumples under a sheer veil of moonlight.

I'm not sure how it would work on very dark skin tones, but I'm half Asian (yellow undertone) and, while I don't have a Carribean tan, I'm far from being a pale-faced flower. I've also got freckles.

Johnson's baby powder can be so sheer that every one of my glorious freckles shine through, or can be layered enough to blot out my dark eye-bags. Along with being cheap as dirt, it also serves the function of light antipersperant, white eyeshadow, makeup setter, deoderant, and even perfume (my fiancee thinks it smells like spring-fresh linen).

I've been using only lotion and baby powder as face makeup for a few weeks now, and I absolutely love it! I think some of my acne trouble-spots are clearing up, too!


My-Opinion My-Opinion 6 years 49 weeks
baby powder will help with oily hair! I never even thought about using it as a concealer! Thanks for the idea!
coddswaddle coddswaddle 6 years 49 weeks
ms gemini: your scalp? Please tell me more! I've been inspired to try common household items for beauty stuff.
ms-gemini ms-gemini 6 years 49 weeks
Never heard that...thanks for sharing! I was using it on my scalp in between washings before I discovered the Stila Hair Refresher, I like the smell of the Stila better.
Livience Livience 6 years 49 weeks
Ooh, can't wait to try this!
JennaV JennaV 6 years 49 weeks
very cool!
Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 6 years 49 weeks
Oh I remember when I was about 13 I used baby powder on my face, good tips! _________________________ I'm siiiiinging in the raaaain
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 6 years 49 weeks
Awesome! I'm totally going to try that the next time I change my son's diaper! lol
coddswaddle coddswaddle 6 years 49 weeks
The only downside is that it doesn't last all day and I haven't figured out how to make it portable.
amybdk amybdk 6 years 49 weeks
Very interesting! I'll have to try this this weekend!
emma- emma- 6 years 49 weeks
Wow...who knew...very interesting uses.