Have you ever stopped to wonder about what’s in your makeup? Seriously, think about it. If you can name every SINGLE ingredient that’s in your eye shadow or tube of lipstick, then props to you. I know that I certainly have NO idea what’s in any of my makeup.
I know now that I should have worried about it sooner, but I had no idea that it was EVEN an issue. The chemicals in cleaning products have always kind of creeped me out, but it surprises me that I didn’t apply the same logic to my makeup.
Why should I make homemade blush?
If you’ve read THIS post, I’m sure you’ll know that makeup products today have a LOT of chemicals. It really sucks, because most people don’t know about it.
I decided to make this post for two reasons. I want to explore the possibilities that homemade makeup has to offer and I also want to inform people that there is another option. I’m not saying that all traditional makeup is bad, far from it. BUT, a lot of it is and we need to be aware of that.
What do I need?
Before you start, you’re going to want a small container like this one to put your blush in. Making your own homemade blush is actually VERY easy. All you need is 3 ingredients!
What if I want a different color?
I used the powders in even amounts which resulted in a light pink color. If you’re looking for different shades, mix the different powers in different amounts. To lighten up the blush, add more arrowroot powder. For a brighter red/pink, add hibiscus powder. For a more nude blush, add cocoa powder. Here are some other alternatives that you might want to try:
- You can substitute hibiscus powder for beetroot powder.
- You can add tumeric for more of a golden glow.
- Adding in ground ginger or nutmeg will give your blush a lighter, more earthy tone.
- You can substitute hibiscus powder for ground cinnamon.
What are the directions?
Making the blush is VERY simple. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look like how want it to immediately. It might take a few minutes to find your perfect color!
- The great thing about homemade makeup is that you can experiment. Try mixing the ingredients in different proportions and see what works for you. I like to start with the 1/2 tsp of arrowroot and then gradually add in the hibiscus and cocoa powder. You might want to record how much of each ingredient you used in case you find a shade that you really love.
- Between pours, I like to mix the blush and test out the colors on my wrist to get a good idea of what it’s really going to look like on me.
- Once you’re done, pour it into your small airtight container and you should be good to go!
Congratulations, you’ve just made your own all-natural healthy blush!
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