DIY Beauty: How to Make a Cream Blush

Wednesday December 5, 2012 by Alexandra C.


(images via beautiesbestfriend.comflickr.com

Blush is probably one of the most reviewed items and it's not hard to understand why. With the colour and definition it gives your face, it's like an instant face lift and healthy glow in a container! Cream blush is a great alternative to a powder because of the natural finish it has and it's also fabulous because it's an inexpensive and easy DIY project. 

What you'll need: 
 

1/2 - 1 Tsp of an Oil: Remember this will be used on your face so be sure to use an oil that you know your skin won't react to. 

Try: 
1. Desert Essence 100% Pure Jojoba Oil (C$9.99)
 
2. Olive Oil
 
3. Spectrum Organic Coconut Oil (C$11.29)

1/4 - 1 Tsp of Pigment: In whichever colour you want your blush in. We like 4. MAC Pigment in Red Electric (C$25.00). You can also use an intense pigmented eye shadow, but be sure to finely crush it before. 

1/4 - 1/2 Tsp of Wax: We suggest using 5. Soy Wax. Check your local craft store that sells candle making supplies for a variety of waxes. The more wax you use, the more solid your blush will be. 

Extra Supplies: 
 

Tip: You can also use vitamin E oil like 1. Jamieson ProVitamina E 100% Pure Vitamin E Oil (C$13.99) in your mixture, this will help extend the life of your blush. 

2. Cosmetic Jars: Try searching online for inexpensive jars. 

3. Measuring Spoons 

4. Stippling Brush: You can use your fingers as well, but a stipple brush is an easy way to apply foundation or a cream blush. Try Sephora Collection Pro Stippling Brush #44 (C$42.00)

5. Spoon 

Once you have all your materials on hand, it's time to move onto the actual making of the blush (don't worry, it's super easy!) 
 
The How To: 

Step 1: Melt wax over a heat source (like a candle, on the stove or in microwave). 

Step 2: Add the oil.

Step 3: Mix in the pigment. 

Step 4: Pour into container and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. 

Would you or have you tried a DIY like this before?
  
(via youtube.com)

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on Jul 24, 2013  xhiao1994  9,718 said:

you guys just save my life.
i was re-reading blog post here and i found this one.
i happened to broke my 1 week old blush yesterday and said "oh, imma keep it! i will find a way to save this" and then i crushed all of it and put in a lil ziplock bagie. my first option is to use it as a blush powder but not so sure how it will turn out so i just kept the blush on my nake up drawer.

and then i saw this.

i am a candle crafter and soy wax is what i live for! got to ingredients down! i just need the oil and i was lucky that my sister uses bio-oil for her scars and i have jamieson vitamin e. well, those two are a bit pricey (well, at least for us... hello, average people here :P )

so i come up with the idea of using both oils. half and half.

to make the long story short, IT WORKS! <3

my first result was a bit fail cause the colors are too light so i melt it again and add more blush powder since i have lots after breaking my week old blush.

its actually in the fridge right now, i'll update you guys later after it hardens and after i try...

and do you guys wonder what i used for container? sterilised old concat lense cases. and old lip balm stick container! i'll be having a blush stick later. :P talk about diy and being resourceful eh?

on Dec 11, 2012  LissaG  5,960 said:

I agree it's a cute idea, but way too much work for something I could easily buy for cheap.

on Dec 07, 2012  midnightsun2288  5,938 said:

I've never tried cream blush. I like to use barely any blush, so I think for me it would be too pigmented for my taste.

on Dec 06, 2012  LyrissaSmillie  8,645 said:

Never wear blush but I love all your diy ideas!

on Dec 06, 2012  KatelynRose1984  20,673 said:

This is great! I don't wear blush much, but I'll be sure to pass along this recipe. Thanks!

on Dec 05, 2012  cutie_marlena  2,748 said:

This is pretty cool, but I dont think I would try it. It seems like a bit too much work and a lot of money to make something I could just go buy at a drug store.

on Dec 05, 2012  fredamans  7,198 said:

Sounds complicated to do.....

on Dec 05, 2012  AlexJC said:

@Becky Yeah definitely! I would follow the same steps to create a cream highlighter. We did a DIY a while back on making your own nail polish with pigments too, you could try that as well! http://www.chickadvisor.com/article/diy-beauty-create-your-own-nail-polish/

on Dec 05, 2012  takoda  25,539 said:

This is a great idea and for those that have a hard time finding a shade that is just right for them this will help them.

on Dec 05, 2012  Becky  12,798 said:

very awesome diy! You girls are so creative. I don't know why these diy ideas never occur to me! I absolutely love cream blushes and I've finally found one that lasts on my face all day (which I will review shortly).

That is such a gorgeous mac pigment! So I own mac pigment in vanilla and I've no idea what to do with it. Any DIY ideas I can incorporate it into? Perhaps it would make a good highlight?

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