When I think of what blush should look like on your cheeks I go back to Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With The Wind. I remember her pinching her cheeks so she would have that natural flushed look. I had a lot of Fiddle Dee Dee moments with this blush but I finally found the right ratio of ingredients to give you that Scarlett O. look! So, see you later Rhett, we don’t care if you don’t give a damn, we’re making blush!
This recipe is very similar to a lip balm recipe. I ordered mica powder the other day and decided to go ahead and use it for this recipe but I LOVE the idea of making colored powder for your cosmetics by dehydrating fruits and veggies! I’m going to have to get the dehydrator first. For now, let’s just work with mica powder.
Mica is basically what happens when you grind up a rock. It has this amazing iridescent glitter to it and is actually safe for your skin.
I bought my mica powder here. Using a cream blush gives you a youthful, dewy look. It works best with dry skin and in a dry climate. When applying cream make up, I go easy on the moisturizer beforehand or this can get too greasy and will not last. The cream blush is actually very moisturizing by itself!
Cream Blush & Lip Stain
- Fill a medium sized pot with water.
- Place a glass pyrex measuring cup in the water.
- Add all 3 ingredients to glass cup and melt over medium heat.
- Once mixture is melted, add to a container.
- While the container cools, periodically stir mixture so that the mica does not settle at the bottom.
- While mixing, you might want to add more mica if your blush does not have enough color.
- Once mixture is thoroughly mixed, press blush into container until smooth.
This recipe makes about 1oz. Find these 1 ounce tins HERE.
Also, mica is totally safe so you can use this as a tinted lip balm too! I use this and a cheek highlighter on my daughter for her ballet recitals. It works well on little girls and is easy to do touch ups!
I had originally hoped to put this blush in a tube but since the mica settles at the bottom, there was no color at the top of the tube.
I must say, I love this recipe along with my cream highlighter. Both give such a soft, glowy look that not only looks healthy but actually is healthy for your skin! Two birds, my friends!