I have a rather large blush collection because it’s one of my makeup staples. Even on days when I don’t wear foundation, I’ll throw on a little blush just to add some color to my cheeks. Upon reading the ingredients in my favorite blushes, I was horrified at the amount of chemicals they contained. I ventured online to find out how to make my own blush and realized I only needed two ingredients instead of a million.
I found a million pins on homemade blush using arrowroot flour/powder (they’re the same thing) and beet root powder. In my continuing quest to make my beauty routine more natural, I was really excited to try this out. Click through below to see how this natural blush stands up to the real deal:
You Need: Beet Root Powder, Arrowroot Flour, Empty Jar
You can find arrowroot flour or powder and beet root powder at most health food stores. Arrowroot flour makes an amazing dry shampoo and is great for homemade beauty products. If you're having trouble finding these, you can snag them online like I did! You'll also need an empty makeup jar.
Add 1 Teaspoon Of Arrowroot Flour
Technically, the measurements are up to you. I wanted to make a good-sized batch so I used a teaspoon.
Slowly Add In Beet Root Powder
The trick here is to add less that you think you want. Beet root is pretty dark, and I'm going for a pink blush. I added about half a teaspoon of beet root powder so I could see what it looked like before adding more.
Mix It Up And Adjust Color
Mix everything together and continue adding more beet root to darken or arrowroot to lighten. Mix until you get the color you like! A good trick is to swatch the color on the inside of your wrist to see what it will look like on your skin.
You can apply this with a blush like you would regular blush. Or you can mix it with water to make more of a stain. I just use a brush!
I'm obsessed. I actually haven't used store-bought blush in over two weeks. This lasts just as long as regular blush, but it's so much better for your skin because it's completely natural. I've even stopped breaking out on my cheeks, which is great! There are also other pigments you can use from flower powders to cinnamon so feel free to play around and adjust!
Have you ever made your own blush? What do you want me to test out next? Tell us in the comments!