Most of us are nowadays concerned about what we are putting inside our bodies. We try to intake more of greens and less oil and spicy food. But have we ever thought about what we are putting on our bodies?
While there are many makeup products out there in the market which have earned their place in our vanity, there are certain natural products which are as good as the store bought ones. Well, natural by no means guarantees safer or better products. It simply means the usage of organic products is quite prevalent in these products. However, there may be ingredients which can cause an allergic reaction in many people so you just have to be careful before you slather anything on your body.
“If you love wearing blush
but do not like your face exposed to
harmful toxins and chemicals then
here are natural DIY options for you.”
Apart from the ingredients one of the benefits of using natural makeup products is that they are ethically sourced and 100% cruelty-free. These days there are millions of options to switch to more natural and clean beauty products and in this article, we are going to talk about one such beauty product – a natural blush.
Why Choose a Natural Blush?
Blush is the most popular makeup product that you can find. It is generally used to add tint to the cheeks which make your face look fresh and alive. It is usually applied to the apple of the cheeks to provide a more youthful appearance.
Store brought products are the major source of exposure to toxins and it can damage your skin in the long run. Therefore, homemade cosmetics are a much easier and convenient option. Not only does it keep your skin protected but it also saves you a lot of money.
So if you also love wearing blush but do not like your face to be dumped under all the chemicals then here we have a much natural option for you. Most commercial blushes using dangerous chemicals which strips the skin away from its natural luster.
In this article, we are going to share with you three natural blush recipes which will provide a youthful glow to your skin without having to break the bank.
3 DIY Blush Recipes
Now we are finally going to disclose 3 natural homemade blush DIYs so that you can create and recreate it whenever you want.
Red Loose Powder Blush
Though wearing a red blush might not seem like an enticing idea and is kind of tricky to pull off, it’s totally worth it. You just need to use the right amount and you’re good to go!
Things You Need:
- ½ teaspoon Arrowroot powder or Cornstarch.
- ½ teaspoon Hibiscus powder or Beetroot powder.
- Any essential oil of your choice.
- A clean container.
- Find a mixing container in order to combine the ingredients together. You can either use a small bowl or even a cup to mix the ingredients.
- Pour the beetroot or hibiscus powder into the container. If your beetroot powder comes in a capsule then simply break open the capsule and pour in the powder. Do this until you get the desired amount. Pour the powder through a sifter to break any clumps.
- Then add the arrowroot or cornstarch powder. Pour it again through a sifter in order to avoid any clumps. Mix everything well.
- Adjust the colour of your blush by adding more of whatever you need. If your colour is too dark then add a little bit more arrowroot or cornstarch powder. If your pigment is too light then try adding more of hibiscus or beetroot powder.
- Add in the essential oil which will allow the powder to stick better to your face and will also provide a nice fragrance.
- Pour the mixture into a container and your own loose powder blush is ready.
you can also use grounded strawberry or raspberry to get the red pigment. If you are a fan of shimmer then you can add ground ginger or ground nutmeg which will provide light and heavy shimmer respectively.
Pink Pressed Powder Blush
Pink is a pretty and universal shade and this blush is going to suit every skin tone.
Things you need:
- 3 tablespoons of water.
- Baby powder.
- 1-6 drops of organic food colouring.
- A clean container.
- Find a mixing container in order to combine the ingredients together. Make sure the container is clean so that you don’t risk contaminating your makeup.
- Mix water and natural or organic food colouring in the bowl. The amount of food colouring will determine the tint of the blush. If you want light pink blush then use 1-2 drops of food colouring, if you want medium pink then use 3-4 drops and if you really want a dark pink colour then use5-6 drops o the colour.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of baby powder to get really thick and even paste. The consistency should neither be too thick or too runny.
- Transfer the blush into a container and smooth it out to avoid any lumps. Press the blush when it is damp in order to set it.
- Allow the blush to dry and leave it for 24 hours in a warm and sunny place. Use it once it is ready.
If you don’t have baby powder then you cn either use arrowroot or constrarch powder. Also the drying time will depend on the amount of blush you made.
Brown cream blush
This blush is going to work in two ways – blush and bronzer. You can use it however you want to give your face a sunkissed look along with a chiseled cheekbones.
Things You Need:
- 1 teaspoon Shea Butter.
- ½ teaspoon emulsifying wax.
- 1 tablespoon Aloe Vera gel.
- 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.
- 1 teaspoon brown mica powder.
- You need two containers in order to do a double boiler process. Fill the bottom pot with water and on the upper pot add the shea butter and emulsifying wax.
- Heat the vessel until the ingredients melt and keep stirring it in order to melt the ingredients evenly.
- Once everything is melted it should look like a translucent paste. Allow it to cool and then add the Aloe Vera Gel and mix it well to avoid any lumps.
- Add the cocoa powder and the mica powder and adjust the tint as per your liking. Add more cocoa powder if you want a dark brown shade and less if you want a light brown shade.
- Once everything is mixed transfer it into a clean container and leave it in a cool place for 24 hours.
- Once it solidifies your cream blush is ready to use.
Benefits of Using Natural Beauty Products
People are diverting more and more towards natural and organic makeup nowadays. It is the new definition of glamorous and fashionable. Here we will see why natural products are better than chemical ones:
- Natural beauty products use more organic ingredients which proves to be beneficial and enhance human health.
- It is free from chemicals and provides satisfaction to the customers that whatever they are using will maintain their healthy and beautiful looking skin.
- The ingredients used in the natural makeup products suit almost all skin types. There is no fear of skin deterioration. However, extra sensitive skin might just want to do a patch test before applying anything on their face.
- They are cruelty-free which is alone a very big reason to use natural and organic products.
- It is budget friendly and is a more affordable option than the store bought ones.
- Excessive use of chemicals can cause skin irritation, inflammation, clogged pores, and breakouts. Therefore switching to natural products can provide relief from all these skin concerns. However, some natural ingredients might also cause rashes or allergic reaction. So a patch test is always required.
These natural blushes will save you a lot of money and will also not damage your skin. Be sure to make a note of the recipes so that you can recreate it whenever you want.
Have you made your own natural DIY blush?
Share your thoughts and comments with us.
About the Author
Mariyam is a beauty blogger at The Beautyholic Blog. Blessed with a knack of writing, she has been blogging for more than 4 years and still going strong. In her pastime, she loves cuddling with her pets, watching movies and reading online articles about beauty, spirituality, and lifestyle.