Have you ever looked at the list of ingredients that are in your blush or bronzer? The list of unpronounceable chemicals can go on and on. In addition, most mineral blushes and bronzers are expensive and come in teeny-tiny containers, which means you constantly have to re-order your beauty products and shell out lots of cash.
If you want to save money, learn some new beauty tricks, and know exactly what you are putting on your face; you can make your own blush and bronzer at home. Using only a few ingredients, you can make enough homemade blush or bronzer in a matter of minutes. It requires so little effort, you may never buy blush or bronzer from a store again. If you’ve never tried to make homemade beauty products before, homemade blush or bronzer is a great starter recipe because it’s so simple and easy. Once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be sharing it with all of your friends.
To start making your own blush or bronzer, you will need a base powder. Examples of powders you can use for your blush or bronzer base are arrowroot powder and cornstarch. You can look for those ingredients at your grocery store, health food store, or vitamin store. If you can’t find them locally, you can purchase them online. Start making your blush or bronzer by measuring a ¼ cup of your chosen base powder and placing it into a small mixing bowl.
Homemade Blush and Bronzer: Step 2 – Coloring
Next, you need to add color to your base. For color inspiration, look to your spice rack or cupboard. You can actually use the ground cinnamon, ginger, allspice, turmeric, and nutmeg you already have in your spice rack as the color for your blush or bronzer. In addition, you can use ingredients such as cocoa powder, beet powder, hibiscus powder, and finely ground freeze dried raspberries for color. Add one teaspoon of your chosen color to your base powder and mix them together. Keep adding until you get the color you want. Test it on your skin as you go. Brush some of your concoction on your face with a blush or bronzer brush and see how it looks in natural sunlight. Store your blush or bronzer in an airtight container. Small containers with screw-on lids meant to store spices are perfect for this.
Extra beauty tips:
You will want all of the ingredients for your blush or bronzer to be finely ground. If any of your ingredients are not fine enough, use a food processor or coffee grinder to get them to the right consistency. Also, you can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil like lavender or sweet orange to your blush or bronzer once you have the color you want. Essential oil gives your blush or bronzer a nice scent and can help add a little tackiness to the powder for extra staying power. After you apply your blush or bronzer, you can also set it with a light spray of rosewater.