DIY Beauty: How to Make a Cream Blush
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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.
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.
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).
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?
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you guys just save my life.
I agree it's a cute idea, but way too much work for something I could easily buy for cheap.
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.
Never wear blush but I love all your diy ideas!
This is great! I don't wear blush much, but I'll be sure to pass along this recipe. Thanks!
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.
Sounds complicated to do.....
@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/
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.
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).
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