Want to be able to customize your own shades of blush? You can and it's a super easy two step process. You'll only really need two ingredients but you can add more if you want. I saw a few good tutorials on this and some variations you might not see here so for some extra info check out Free People's Blog and A Blossoming Life has a good one too. They both used beet root powder that comes in a variety of shades. I choose the lightest, brightest one I could find. Mine is almost fluorescent. I suppose there's some natural variation, so if you're close to a health food store pick the pack that best suits your skin tone.
Here's what you'll need:
- Mix up your powders, beet root and arrowroot. You may need different ratios than I do, depending how deep you want your pigment. For a more golden pigment they make golden mica, or ginger powder. For a more bronzing powder there's cocoa powder.
- This next step is optional - Add 10 drops of essential oil and 10 drops of moisturizing oil. I used Sweet Orange for fragrance and Apricot Kernel for moisture. These oils really help the powder settle.
- For a pressed powder you can mix a capful of rubbing alcohol with 2 tablespoons of powder. Mix it up. Place a piece of cheesecloth over the top and let it set over night. Boom! Pressed blush. I like mine loose and I'm a bit worried about the drying effect of alcohol.
The best thing about this blush is the super soft feel to it. The arrowroot powder goes on very smooth and the beet root is a healthy natural pigment, no dyes or sketchy chemicals. Also, a little goes a long way and I set mine with some rosewater so it stays all day.