Want to prepare your own Cream Blush? It is quite simple and we have a recipe you can try.
Makeup is a sore subject for me for longer than I care to admit. As less I use them, I still have to rely on them from time to time, to look at my best for meetings. Blush is one thing I use regularly and I wanted something natural. I have tried different recipes and this one works best for me.
Emulsifying Wax – 1 Tsp.
Aloe Vera Gel – 2 Tbsp.
Shea Butter – 1 Tbsp.
Wine Pink Mica Powder
Cocoa Powder – ¼ Tsp.
Melt together Emulsifying Wax and Shea Butter in a double boiler.
Add Aloe Vera Gel to the melted butter and wax mix and keep stirring till the mixture is smooth and combined.
Remove from heat.
Add in the Cocoa and Mica Powders and mix till fully combined and the desired color is achieved.
Transfer to a sterilized container and let it cool down.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I usually beat the ingredients for a few seconds to incorporate the powders into the mixture without any lumps. This is not needed, but I feel the output is more uniform and incorporated well.
You can add a few drops of Vitamin E Oil.
You can also use your Mineral Compact instead of color pigments like Mica, to make this easier.
I add a drop or two of Cinnamon or Peppermint Essential Oil. The tingling sensation promotes a natural blush.
You can add a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil for added skin benefits an aroma.
You can skip the Mica Powder if you don’t want shimmer / shine and go with Cocoa Powder, Beetroot Powder or Berry Powders instead.
I add a combination of Wine Pink and Red Mica Shimmer Powders, though it is best to choose according to your skin tone.
If you don’t have time for this elaborate recipe, just whip up a quick cream blush with your compact powder and moisturizer 😉 You can also do the same with your eye shadow and moisturizer.
How to Use it?
A makeup brush you would use to apply your foundation works best for cream blush. However, your fingers do a good job of blending in well and uniformly, without the aid of a brush – so whatever works for you – brush or fingers 😉
Make sure you apply primer, foundation, concealer, etc. and apply the blush finally – you want the blush to be visible right?
Why Use Cream Blush?
It stays longer and looks more prominent than powder blush.
Who Can Use It?
Cream Blush is ideal if you have Dry or Normal Skin. It tends to aggravate acne outbreaks in oily, acne-prone or at times, combination skin. So, make sure you check that before you continue usage.
Though this recipe doesn’t clog pores or trigger outbreaks, prepare a small portion and make larger batches if it suits your skin.
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