Today I made my own translucent face powder with rice flour. Edwardian women and women of the 1920s often powdered their face with rice powder (1910s Poudre de Riz Face Powder Box).
For this rice face powder you can use store-bought or homemade rice flour. Here you’ll find my tutorial how to make your own rice flour.
- rice flour
- a piece of open-weave muslin (I used a leftover piece of fabric from my Victorian sheer day dress)
- drinking glass and glass bowl (or something similar)
- rubber band
Put the rice flour into the glass, and fix the piece of muslin with the rubber band.
Sift the rice flour through the muslin.
The sifted rice flour is much finer.
I also made a vintage pink satin and lace powder puff – here you’ll find my tutorial for the powder puff. And here you’ll find more Victorian and Edwardian face powder and makeup recipes.