Here’s the Best Blush Formula for You According to Your Skin Type
Who does not like a flush of color on the cheeks to look younger and ramp up the glam game? Just add a little bit of blush on the apple of your cheeks and you are good to go. However, it’s not that easy to play around with colors because if you go overboard, you may end up looking like a clown. As of now, the market is flooded with liquid blush, creme blush and powder blush, but read this article to know what is the right texture to go for in accordance with your skin type and also some amazing DIY blush recipes for every skin type.
DIY Beetroot juice liquid blush recipe for combination to oily skin
This is a unique formulation that gets along well with dry skin as well as oily skin. Powder blush may make your skin appear more chalky or flaky on dry skin. Powder blush also gets inside the open pores of oily skin making the uneven texture visible. Besides that, this DIY blush is made from all-natural ingredients and hence, it won’t break you out and guess what, its pocket-friendly as well.
- Beetroot: 1
- Strainer: 1
- Grater: 1
- Hydrolate: as much as required
- Airtight amber jars: 2
- Wild turmeric powder: just a pinch (optional)
- Grate a beetroot finely.
- Now add equal parts of grated beetroot and hydrolate in an airtight amber jar and keep it aside to set for a while.
- Shake it well every now and then to make sure that the maroon pigment in the beetroot juice gets infused with hydrolate.
- Now strain out the solution in another airtight amber jar to get your own home-made blush.
- Your reddish natural blush is ready to use. If you want to give it an orangish or peachy undertone, then add a little bit of turmeric powder and mix it well.
- Use it right on top of your base makeup and top it up with a light coating of mattifying compact powder. This product will have a lighter consistency and give a sheer finish as compared to the next recipe mentioned below.
DIY Beetroot juice liquid blush recipe for dry skin
Dry skin needs a lot of hydration and intense moisturization. Hence, in this recipe, we will add glycerine as an active ingredient so that you can reap some skincare benefits infused in this makeup product. This will also help you achieve the perfect dewy look this monsoon season.
- Rose essential oil: a few drops
- Pure glycerine: as much as required
- Beetroot: 1
- Strainer: 1
- Airtight amber jar: 1
- Purified water: as much as required
- Wild turmeric powder(optional): just a pinch
- Chop the beetroot finely.
- Now take a container and fill 2/3rd of it with purified water.
- Take equal parts of chopped beetroot and glycerine in this container.
- Turn on the flame and cook for a while, and then cover this mixture with a lid.
- When it cools down, strain it out in an amber jar.
- Now add a few drops of rose essential oil, this will impart a beautiful aroma and add to more skincare benefits.
- You can add a little bit of turmeric powder and mix it well to get an orangish or peachy undertone.
- Apply this blush on top of your base makeup and dab it in with your fingertips to get that perfect pinkish glow on your skin.
DIY pink, golden and brown blush recipe using just 2 ingredients from your kitchen
Have you ever wondered what else can you do with your kitchen stash? You can create your own make-up, yes you read that right & that too with just 2 ingredients:
- Dried beetroot powder: as much as required
or Wild turmeric powder: as much as required
or Cinnamon powder: as much as required
- Cornstarch or arrowroot powder: 1-2 tablespoons
- Airtight amber jar: 3
- Wooden spoon: 1
- Flat-top or angular kabuki brush: 1
- Take a tablespoon of arrowroot powder or cornstarch in an airtight amber jar.
- Now take a teaspoon of beetroot powder if you want a pink or crimson blush and mix it well, add more beetroot powder if you want a more intensely pigmented blush.
- Alternatively, you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder if you want a blush with a brownish undertone and wild turmeric powder to cornstarch or arrowroot powder if you want a light golden highlighter blush.
- Mix it well and your blush is ready.
- You can always alter the amount of color that you want to add in your blush according to your choice.
- Since this is a powder blush, apply it on top of your compact or loose powder.
- Dip the bristles of a kabuki brush in the airtight jar, tap off the excess and gently sweep it over the apples of your cheeks to get a pop of color.
- Close the lid after every use.
- Use this blush on top of your base makeup.
DIY cream blush recipe for all skin types
- Shea butter: 1 teaspoon
- Emulsifying wax: half a teaspoon
- Pure aloe vera gel: 1 tablespoon
- Cocoa powder: 1 teaspoon
- Colored mica powder: 1 teaspoon
- Wooden spoon: 1
- Wide-mouthed air-tight amber jar: 1
- Kabuki brush: 1
- Use the double-boiler method to melt shea butter and emulsifying wax at first.
- Now add aloe vera gel in it, while it is melting.
- Stir it well to make sure it gets mixed up and turns into a smooth paste.
- Once it is done, turn off the flame and to add a pop of color, slowly add mica powder and cocoa powder and keep mixing everything with a wooden spoon.
- Once you achieve the desired color and consistency, try it out on the back of your hands.
- Once it cools down, transfer the contents in a wide-mouthed air-tight amber jar.
- Since it has a creamy texture, you should apply it before locking up your base make up with a loose powder or a mattifying compact.
- Dip the bristles of a kabuki brush in this cream blush and sweep it on the apples of your cheeks to get a flush of color and a beautiful glow.
- Apply this organic cream blush just like a regular cream blush to complete your makeup look.