Go chemical-free and get a natural blush look with these DIY blush recipes that can be made at the comfort of your home with natural ingredients.
Off-the-shelf cosmetics can expose your skin to a lot of toxins and chemicals. The parabens and chemicals in cosmetics have hormone-altering effects as well. So, a significant part of your skincare should also concentrate on cosmetics that suit your skin and are toxin-free. Know how to make cosmetic DIY blush at home with readily available products and natural ingredients.
Hibiscus Powder DIY Blush Recipe
- One teaspoon arrowroot powder
- A teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- One teaspoon hibiscus powder
- In an airtight container, mix and store your homemade blush recipe.
- The quantity of the ingredients, especially the hibiscus powder and the cocoa powder can be adjusted to find a shade that works for you. If you want a darker tint, add more cocoa powder, but add more hibiscus powder for a lighter tone.
Scented Beet Powder Blush
This blush recipe lends you a natural tinted look as well as a little shine from the ground ginger powder. In addition to this, the lavender essential oil leaves a beautiful scent to please your senses and improves the stick of the blush powder as well.
- Two tablespoons of beetroot powder (finely ground)
- One tablespoon of arrowroot powder
- Half teaspoon of ground ginger
- Four drops of lavender essential oil
- Mix the beet powder with arrowroot and ground ginger.
- Finally, add lavender essential oil to the powder and mix well.
- Store in an airtight container and apply with a blush brush when required.
Golden Powder Blush
This blush recipe is ideal for people looking for a brown blush look with a golden highlight. The cacao powder lends the blush a brown tint; moreover, the turmeric spice gives the blush recipe a golden hue tint.
- One tablespoon of organic corn starch
- One tablespoon of cacao powder
- 1/4th teaspoon turmeric powder
- Make sure there are no lumps in any of the powder bases you have.
- Now, mix all the ingredients and store in an airtight container for later use.
- You can also increase the quantity of the ingredients to match the tint you like for your blush.
Homemade Crème Blush
If you are not a fan of powder blushes, you can make this crème base blush recipe as well. Follow the instructions below for the perfect crème blush recipe.
- One teaspoon shea butter
- Half teaspoon emulsifying wax
- One tablespoon aloe vera gel
- One teaspoon cacao powder
- One teaspoon rose mica powder
- With a double boiler method, melt the shea butter and emulsifying wax in a bowl.
- Now add the aloe vera gel to the mix till the mixture turns into a smooth paste. After the mixture is ready, remove from heat and keep it aside.
- Finally, start adding the colors to your blush recipe.
- The shade of your blush recipe can be adjusted to your preference. For example, adding more of the rose mica powder will help you get a blush with a more robust red or pink pigment. On the contrary, adding more cacao powder will help you get a more definite tint of brown in your blush recipe.
- Spoon the mixture in an airtight container and use clean fingertips or a blush brush to apply when required.
This recipe is a little time consuming but worth the effort. However, if you wish to make a simple crème blush without the double boiler method, you can add the tinted powders to a chemical-free face lotion/moisturizer.
How to Apply DIY Blush
Natural blushes work best on the skin that is moisturized well. So, either apply the blush on liquid foundation base or apply some jojoba oil on your cheeks before applying the blush. For best application, dip a big soft blush brush in your recipe, swirl it in the powder and tap off any excess powder on the brush. For application, swipe upwards across your cheeks.
Try these easy recipes and blush on!