It’s no secret that we love our natural homemade alternatives here at Top Beauty Brands. Of course we enjoy seeking out the best in the biz and trying each product out, but it’s always fun to get your DIY on too.
I’m a fair-skinned gal so you’d think I use blush to give myself a healthy glow, but I rarely do. I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to makeup, but from time to time my cheeks need a little color added to them.
I’ve never fallen in love with a particular blush shade or bronzer. I always found they were too pink or too orangey and didn’t blend into my skin naturally.
Not to mention, so many cosmetic products are ridden with chemicals. Ingredients like phthalates, parabens, heavy metals and formaldehyde are all common in cosmetics.
Knowing this, it seems silly that we would still feel comfortable using store-bought makeup. Obviously the market for paraben and toxin-free products has grown significantly in the past few years, but there’s nothing more reassuring than making your own.
Creating your own makeup puts the control in your hands. You hands pick the ingredients and you are responsible for what goes into it.
With that being said, let’s do a little toxin-free DIY’ing of our own today with my new funky DIY blush I’m currently a tad crazy over.
A Quick and Easy DIY Blush Recipe
Rather than spend $10-50 on conventional blushes and bronzers, pick up the following ingredients and make your own.
To make blush, scoop your arrowroot powder into a bowl and stir in the hibiscus powder one teaspoon at a time.
Add more hibiscus powder to get a darker shade.
As with all homemade products, what works for me and my skin tone may not work for you, so adjust the recipe as needed.
If you want to make this DIY blush a bronzer, add in some cinnamon 1 teaspoon at a time. Spot test it on your skin and adjust as necessary. Let’s just try and avoid looking all Snooki, ok ladies?
This light blush recipe is great for all skin types because it contains minimal ingredients and none of them clog your pores.
A Cheeky Dye to Die for
If you’re looking for less of a DIY blush and more of a cheek dye, there is another recipe you may want to try. You will need:
- 1/2 a Beet
- 2 tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon Honey
Once you have the ingredients gathered up, simply peel off the skin of your beet and chop it into little pieces. Then, in a food processor, mix all of your ingredients and blend until nice and smooth. Finish it off by using a micro-sieve to strain out any remaining chunks.
Pour the liquid into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.
To apply this cheek dye, just dab a few dots on your cheek and blend in using your clean fingers. Add more if you want your dye to be a bit darker.
This cheek dye lasts a bit longer because it stains the skin. I wouldn’t recommend using it if you have acne-prone skin though. Coconut oil is considered a comedogenic, so it can block your pores and exacerbate your current acne.
Do you ever make your own DIY blush or bronzer? What is your favourite natural makeup recipe? Dish ’em in the comment section below!