Homemade Natural Blush
Lately, I am on this quest to create my own natural, cheap makeup products. You’re probably thinking it’s because I did some research and found out about all of the horrible stuff in makeup, since that’s usually what gets me to venture into making my own products (or because I’m cheap). But the truth is… I have rarely purchased makeup in my life, and no, I’m not one of those people with fabulous skin that doesn’t need makeup. Sure, I have purchased Bare Minerals a few times, but I have been super fortunate to have a mom who sells make up and, better yet, buys me everything I need! Love her! Honest moment here… I am a 24-year-old married woman and my mommy still buys me makeup! Haha.
So, the real reason I’m starting to make makeup is because my makeup didn’t come in on time when I was in Chicago last, and I’m running out! The truth is, I don’t think I am ever going back to the store bought stuff! Sorry, mom (she’s probably happy she doesn’t have to buy it anymore). It is just way too easy and cheap to make, and it’s all natural, which I’m pretty into!
- Arrowroot powder or organic corn starch
- Beet root powder
How bright pink you want your blush will determine how much beet root powder you should use. I use about 2 parts beet root powder to 1 part cornstarch. If you want to add more depth or make it darker, add a little cocoa powder!
Directions: Start with 1 Tbs arrowroot powder or corn starch and add in 2 Tbs beet root powder. Mix in a small bowl, making sure to break apart any clumps. Adjust color to your liking! Done!
To use: Dip your blush brush in the powder, tapping off any extra. Apply to your cheek bones!
See, didn’t I tell you it was easy? Making makeup makes me excited! So fun and cheap. Remember that makeup is very different for every person. What works for me may not work for you! You may have to adjust the recipe to your liking! Hope ya’ll love it!
Check out last week’s post, where I show you how to make your own homemade powder foundation!
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Great! but where do you buy beet root powder?
You can but beetroot powder anywhere online!
I just bought some, and will mix it with oil to make a “cream blush”!
How did using oil go for you, Tesss? What kind did you use and how much?
Never mind, I just hit the link!
Love these makeup recipes! You may have mentioned this in a different post, but where do you get the little pots that you hold me makup in? I wouldn’t even know what these things are called to do a search for them!
Thank you! I am actually just reuse old face cream containers, but you could use really small ~2-4 oz mason jars from Walmart or Hobby Lobby!
You can also find all sorts of beauty product containers on Amazon. Do a search on Beauty or Health (I think those are the two I chose).
Amy, what would you use if you wanted more of a peach toned blush rather than pink?
You can add turmeric to warm up the pinks. 🙂
You could probably make your own pressed powder by adding some rubbing alcohol (I think) and pressing it down in the container. I like this idea of making my own makeup. I’m gonna try it once I run out of my store bought stuff.
This is great! I’m always looking for natural things for my skin. I barely ever wear blush but every once in a while it’s nice to wear some. This would be great to have, rather than spend the money to buy it. I already have those ingredients.
This is such a lovely idea. Who knew that blush takes only two ingredients? Minimalists rejoice!
Great post! I lu-u-u-v your blog.
Hi this looks so interesting. I saw it on craft o maniac.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com
This looks so easy! Thanks for sharing your tips. 🙂
Thanks for the tute- I have a hard time finding ANY blush that looks good, much less a natural one! Love Mountain Rose- already get my body cream ingredients from them. Found this on COMM. Thanks again!
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This looks wonderful! I hope you will come share at this week’s From the Farm Blog Hop hosted by 6 great blogs!
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Ahhh sorry just saw this! I will link up next week! Thanks for the invite!
I have been wanting to do this for such a long time! I cannot find anyone locally that sells beet root powder. I know I can purchase online, but I hate paying for shipping and not buying locally. I guess I’ll have to place an order eventually though. Thanks for sharing this with us. 😉
Make your own beetroot powder. Peel and slice a “non-pesticided” beet. Cut the slices up into little bits. Dry it in a dehydrator, low temp oven, or on the shelf (if it’s warm enough) between 85-160 degrees. When it’s dry powder it in a blender. Voila! Beetroot powder without the shipping!
Hopping thru Whimsey Wed blog hop. I am kind of obsessed with make up and trying different things so I absolutely love this idea. Pinned to try! Already a follower.
Thanks Jackie! Come back for more homemade makeup recipes. There will be a new one posted every week for at least 5 weeks!
wow i do like the idea and always want to try natural products as i have a very sensitive skin.Thanks
Not how long till it is used up for you, but do you know how long it lasts? How long does it stay good?
Thank you for the instructions. I love the idea of making my own makeup and knowing what ingredients are in it. I look forward to future posts.
cool natural ideas
Can we try to make it to stay on longer? Make it like a cream? Maybe add some coconut oil and a bit of wax?
Question: How can you make it more peach or have a brown hue? or even purple?
For brown you can add cocoa powder and for peach I think you could add some ginger in with the beetroot. Although, I haven’t tried the peach myself yet. Purple… hmmm I’m not positive… Hopefully that helps some? 🙂