YouTube beauty vloggers have a knack for re-purposing random things as beauty tools — like stilettos, tape, protractors. You name it, a vlogger can find a way to incorporate it into their beauty routine.

Lately, however, there’s been a boom in beauty girls looking to supplement their finishing powder with cheaper products that yield the same results. Think: cornstarch and milk of magnesia. The latest oil-blocking agent to joint the kitchen (or bathroom) beauty squad is baby powder. London based beauty blogger, Chanel Boateng, recently uploaded a video using the toddler-essential powder to set her base and highlighter. And, while the results are pretty amazing, you may want to re-think making baby powder you go-to.

Talcum powders—like baby powder—have been a hot topic in beauty news recently, as allegations of it causing cancer have surfaced. So, while there are some benefits in using baby powder as a setting powder such as reduced oil production and reduced breakouts, it may not be the best solution for long term use. 

Do you have any substitutes for setting powder? Share with us in the comments below.


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