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Bamboo Blur: Nature’s Best Setting Powder

Choose from 4 different shades to find the perfect setting powder for you!

Written by: 100% PURE®
100% PURE Bamboo Blur

Setting powders are true makeup heroes. They can eliminate shine, refine a casual or glam makeup look, and even blur fine lines, pores, and imperfections. Looking for one that can achieve all of these things, without over-drying your skin with synthetic ingredients? Our best selling 100% PURE Bamboo Blur Powder is your one-stop-shop!

Bamboo Blur Powder: What Is It?

Our original 100% PURE Bamboo Blur Powder is a setting powder made with only one ingredient: bamboo silica. Bamboo is a superbly eco-friendly, renewable, and versatile plant. Bamboo is technically a giant species of grass that grows rapidly and is famously strong. Its uses range from building material, clothing, food supplement, and more recently, superstar skin and makeup ingredient.

What Bamboo Blur Powder Can Do:

Blur imperfections

Conceal fine lines and pores

Absorb excess oil while controlling shine

Even out skin tone while softening skin’s appearance

Serve a porcelain doll, soft-focused, radiant, and natural finish

Mute the appearance of texture and blemishes

Provide a silky smooth, matte finish

Make your makeup last longer

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Bamboo Silica

Have you ever given or received a lucky bamboo plant as a gift? Bamboo is a symbol of longevity, prosperity, strength, and health. If you’ve seen bamboo up close, you may have noticed the inside of its stalk, which is known as the culm. Within the bamboo stalk, there is a white powder. This is where our bamboo silica comes from! Silica is naturally found in foods, including some fruits, vegetables, seeds and whole grains. But bamboo extract is the richest and most bioavailable source of this essential nutrient, containing 70% organic silica!

Why Silica Is Important

Silica is made up of silicon and oxygen, two of the most prominent elements in the world. It contributes to the body’s development and bone growth. When we are young, we have an abundance of silica in our systems and a lack of calcium. Silica is the reason why children tend to have beautiful skin and full, shiny hair. When we age, the amount of silica in our bodies begins to decline along with our calcium levels. After age 40, we tend to be deficient in silica without even knowing it. This can show up in many ways, including hair loss and an increase in wrinkles. Many people consume silica supplements to promote healthy hair, skin and nails. Often, these supplements contain horsetail extract and other complementary ingredients. But nothing holds a candle to the percentage of silica that bamboo extract contains!

Silica boosts the health of our skin, nails and hair. Topical, naturally antiseptic bamboo silica can soothe skin, replenish moisture and may even help clear blemishes. Our Founder, Susie Wang, likes to take silica internally and also apply it topically. While optimum health is achieved from the inside out, we do still absorb everything we put on our skin. So, what we put on our skin absolutely matters and is carried into our bloodstream. In this way, we believe bamboo silica may have topical skin benefits. The bamboo silica used in our products is finely milled, to be smooth and kind to all skin, even sensitive skin types.

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4 Bamboo Blur Setting Powder Formulas

Tinted setting powders are perfect for those looking for a refined finish, with more translucent coverage. Our 3 colored Bamboo Blur setting powders are great if you prefer to avoid the minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide in regular powder foundation formulas. If you love the finish you get from our original translucent Bamboo Blur Powder but are looking for an extra layer of color over your bare skin or foundation, that’s another reason to try these!

We’ve taken our beloved Bamboo Blur Powder and added pigments of peach, apricot, papaya, cocoa bean, and turmeric, plus green tea for extra color and antioxidant benefits. Our 3 new setting powder shades Light, Medium, and Tan are perfect for that extra pigment, without a full opaque finish. Check out the full Bamboo Blur Powder shade breakdown below:


Colorless, sheer coverage


Fair to light with neutral undertone


Light medium with neutral undertone


Rich tan with warm undertone

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How to Use Bamboo Blur Setting Powder

Each of our Bamboo Blur Powders can be used on bare skin, or over one of our fruit pigmented® foundations. Press our super soft Cruelty-free Powder Brush onto the mesh screen in the container, to pick up your desired amount of powder. Then, gently press the ultra-fine powder into the skin. Note: a little goes a long way! Finish by lightly buffing in circular motions to blend and create a flawless, softened complexion!

PRO TIP: in a pinch, you can even use our Bamboo Blur Powder as a dry shampoo! Simply apply a small amount to the crown of your head, then gently comb it through with fingertips.

What 100% PURE customers are saying about our Bamboo Blur Powder:

Best product ever

I can no longer go a day without this amazing product. It is lightweight and a little goes a long ways to mattifying and blurring. I have used this over the BB cream, plain moisturizer, and 2nd skin foundation. It keeps me from getting oily in the afternoon like I normally do and I notice my makeup lasting a little longer. My skin feels great and I don't feel cakey at all.

- Sarah, Verified Buyer

Great product. Second time buying

I love this powder. It helps with my oily skin and doesn't make me look cakey.

- Weslie S., Verified Buyer

Lasted all day!

This made my face so soft and smooth! I feel great about putting something with ONE wholesome ingredient on my face.

- April P., Verified Buyer

Love this setting powder

This powder is amazing! Does a great job setting your makeup and helps me stay matte all day long!

- Allyson, Verified Buyer

Have you tried our Bamboo Blur setting powder? We’d love to hear your thoughts! You can tell us how you’ve been using this product, or share your pictures with us on Instagram by using hashtag #100percentpure. See you there, gorgeous!

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