It seemed only natural to make my own homemade blush after trying my hand at mascara, lip balm, and bronzer. But I really didn’t think about doing it until someone left a comment requesting it. (See how useful your comments are!) But I really loved how this all natural homemade blush turned out. It’s perfect to “awaken” my sometimes ghostly white face.
Of course I don’t need to tell you why homemade blush is a good idea, right? Besides putting the power back in your hands, you avoid any nasty chemical toxins that may be commercial brands. Plus, like so many of my recipes, it’s easy.
Time to experiment
Keep in mind that with all makeup there is a continuum of “what works” for every individual. This is especially true when we start making things like bronzer, blush, or foundation. What works for me may not work for you. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to adjust and adapt this recipe to work with your skin tones and desired outcome.
With that in mind, you should probably know that I’m extremely pale. And I’m not a huge makeup person. Therefore, my blush of choice is light and subtle. So rather than give you an exact recipe, I’m giving you the jumping off point to find your perfect shade. Are you ready?
All Natural Homemade Blush
hibiscus powder (like this)
Start with a base of arrowroot powder, about 1 Tbs. Add in the hibiscus powder one teaspoon at a time until you get the desired color. Add cinnamon for a little depth and glow.
*Note: Hibiscus powder gives a nice subtle pink glow, but for some it may seem too subtle. You could also try Alkanet Root powder which has a richer, more reddish, tone. But in either case, add the color gradually. You can always add more arrowroot powder to lighten back up, but if you get too heavy handed you’ll end up with a whole lot of blush on your hand.