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Creme Blush Recipe
Creme Blush ~
For many women, blush is an essential part of a daily makeup routine and creme blush or powder blush feature heavily in our makeup products. Cream blush is a soft creamy textured blush that many women shy away from.
Why? Well, quite often it is as simple as being unsure of how to apply the blush on the face.
Powder blusher is often the blush of choice but is it the right choice for you?
Creme blush is generally made up of a combination of oils, waxes, colorants and preservatives, which got me thinking that making our own was very possible.
Using organic kitchen ingredients would cut out any chemicals, synthetic fragrance or toxins that are often found in cosmetics such as blush.
As a Make Up Artist, blushes of all types were part of my standard kit, thus covering all types of makeup requirements. Creme blushes definitely have their place and in my view are underrated and underused products.
With natural looks being one of the Hot Spring and Summer Makeup Trends this year, cream blush is a key choice for the fresh, natural dewy no makeup look.
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History of blush ~
Known as Rouge, blush or blusher, this color cosmetic has been around since ancient times since the Egyptians who used crushed clay on their faces.
Other cultures used natural products like beetroot and juice from berries to naturally stain their cheeks.
The Victorian period in England saw women favoring very pale skin so blush or face paint was associated more with ladies of the night and frowned upon.
Interestingly this gave rise to young women pinching their cheeks and even their lips (Ouch!) to give their face color before receiving suitors on dates.
It was not until the 20th century that blush became more accepted and fashionable.
Today blush comes in powder, cream or liquid form with powder and cream being the most widely used.
Creme blush comes in sticks, tubes, small pots and in compact cases.
Powder blush is most frequently sold in compacts as a single color or in larger sets with different tones to mix and match with.
Cream Blush Today
Which type of Blush – Powder or Creme Blush?
Deciding which to choose is really a personal choice when it comes down to it and what type of effect you wish to create.
Powder gives a more finished look when used to contour the cheekbones.
Creme blush gives a dewy, outdoorsy look.
Your skin type is also important as both are suited to different ones. Lets take a look at each blushes advantages.
Creme Blush V Powder Blush
Advantages of creme blush
Advantages of powder blush
Ideal for dry skins it provides moisture to the skin.
Ideal for oily or combination skin it absorbs excess oil on the skin giving a matte finish.
Gives a soft rosy glow to the skin, it gives mature skin a more youthful appearance by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.
Long lasting it does not have to be set with loose powder.
It is applied with the fingers, a makeup sponge or a foundation brush. No need for a blush brush it is ideal for carrying throughout the day for touch ups.
Applied with a large round blusher brush is best, not the tiny ones usually sold with it.
One color is generally used as it is used to give a more natural, fresh and dewy look.
Colors may be blended together to provided shading, contours and highlighting.
It may be used as a lipstick, lip gloss or even on the eyes as a cream eyeshadow.
It may be used as eyeshadow or even a face bronzer depending on the shade.
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Tools of The Trade
Creme Blush Recipe #1
Using regular kitchen cupboard ingredients will easily turn into a cream blush. If possible use organic products
½ cup arrowroot powder
½ cup corn starch (corn flour)
Red food coloring (skin safe)
1-2 drops for light pink blush
3-4 drops for medium pink blush
5-6 drops for dark pink blush
You Will Need:
Compact case or small jar container (recycle an old blush compact)
- Add the drops of food coloring to the bowl.
- Mix with 3 tbsp water and blend together.
- Add in the powders a teaspoon at a time mixing well. Continue adding powder until the mixture is of a soft clay consistency and easily breaks up into several pieces.
- Pat the blush into your container pressing down until it is full.
- Allow to dry naturally.
- The color when wet will look darker than when dry so don’t panic!
Add a drop of yellow food coloring to make a peach blush or a drop of blue to make a more purplish hue.
No arrowroot? Just use all corn starch or corn flour.
Wait until fully dry before using for best blush application.
Great for a variety of DIY beauty products
Easy Homemade Cream Blush
What type of blush do you wear?
Homemade Creme Blush Recipe #2 ~
A great way of reusing your eyeshadows and powder blush into creme blush with a couple of ingredients.
Eyeshadows or Blushes (choose 1 or a combination of shades)
Small makeup brush to mix with
Small container with lid
1 tbsp Skin moisturizer
Illuminating face powder (optional)
Toothpick or plastic spatula.
- Choose which products you want to use.
- Using the small brush, brush compact eyeshadow or blush into your container. Keep brushing until you have approximately 1-2 teaspoons of color. Use 1 or more colors, it is up to you. Mix the powders together in the container to give you an idea what the color will be.
- If using loose eyeshadow or blush, add 1-2 teaspoons to your container.
- Add ½ tsp of illuminating powder if you want a shimmering look which highlights the cheekbones and gives a healthy glow.
- Add moisturizer and blend well with a plastic spatula or a toothpick until even in color and texture.
If you prefer a shimmer free creme blush don’t use any highly shimmered eyeshadows or powder blusher. Leave out the illuminating powder.
Use a moisturizer with a SPF sun protection.
For a homemade face moisturizer try making Jojoba anti-wrinkle solution.
Make up some blush for gifts, your friends, family and teens will love them.
How to Properly Apply Creme Blush ~
- Apply a few dots of blush on the apples of the cheeks with the fingertips.
- Blend upwards across cheekbones into the hairline.
- If you prefer, you may blend with a sponge or foundation brush.
- Use sparingly and build up color intensity. It is much easier to add color than take it away, my golden rule of any makeup application!
- You may set the powder if you wish with a fine dust of loose translucent face powder. With translucent powder you do not add any color and another essential cosmetic product for me.
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