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Creme Blush Recipe

Updated on March 1, 2013

Creme Blush

 Creme Blush Recipe.
Creme Blush Recipe. | Source

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.

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

for a rosy, dewy look to makeup, creme blush is right on trend and easy to apply.
for a rosy, dewy look to makeup, creme blush is right on trend and easy to apply. | Source

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.

Face Bronzer, Powder Blush or Spices?

 No need to throw out broken powders.Use up broken bronzer or powder blushes and make a brand new cosmetic product.
No need to throw out broken powders.Use up broken bronzer or powder blushes and make a brand new cosmetic product. | Source

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!

Blush Tips:

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.

Easy Homemade Cream Blush

What type of blush do you wear?

See results

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.

Blush Tips:

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.

Translucent Powder

a dusting of translucent face powder will set the cream blush without adding or changing the color.
a dusting of translucent face powder will set the cream blush without adding or changing the color. | Source

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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    • BuyMeBeauty profile image


      4 years ago

      What?! You can make your own creme blush? This is one of the best blog posts I've read this week. Thanks for your genius recipes/tips! I am definitely going to be trying this :)

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      So glad you tried it and found it very useful. ||Cheers for your feedback and support :-)

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Done it! It´s great. Thanks Suzie;-)

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi kellyanne,

      Welcome and sincere thanks for taking an interest! Cream blush is a must have product for the summer in particular for that fresh natural dewy look and so easy to make and apply! Hope you have fun making up your own, so good to know you found this useful!

    • kellyanne828 profile image


      6 years ago

      I can't wait to try this. I love cream blush because it looks more natural then powder. Thanks for the tips!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Thelma,

      Thanks for your lovely comments! I certainly don't think I am a fountain of beauty knowledge but I do enjoy learning more things within the industry to add to my experience. Appreciate your time and support Thelma, cheers for the boost you always bring! :-)

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      Thelma Alberts 

      6 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Another very interesting and informative hub Suzie. It came to my mind now that whenever I have a question about beauty, I will search and read your hubs again and again for more information. Thanks for sharing. Awesome! Take care;-)

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      Many thanks for visiting this! I know, can you believe nearly 100?? I can't!! Just passed my 300 followers which i am so grateful for too and never would have thought any of this would be a reality 10 mths ago. Hope your wife enjoys this and gets to give it a go, have a great one my friend!!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great job Suzie. You are getting close to that 100th hub. Keep them coming. I'll pass this one along to my wife :) Have a great weekend.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi torrilynn,

      Many thanks for dropping in, hopefully your friends will pick up some tips and give it a go! You could even make some as a gift for them! Appreciate your votes and shares!!

    • torrilynn profile image


      6 years ago

      Hi Suzie,

      thanks for the insight on making

      your own actual make-up and sharing

      this recipe with us. I personally don't wear

      makeup but I have friends that do that will

      find this interesting and inexpensive.

      voted up and shared.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi btrbell,

      How lovely to see you! I am delighted you find this and the other beauty hubs so interesting, Really appreciate your visit and comment. Hopefully you will get to try a few out sometime, thanks so much for the votes and shares here!!

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      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ are officially my "make-up guru" Thank you for all these wonderful ideas! I may not mske them all but I sure do love reading about them and their history! Up+ and sharing!, my friend! Thank you!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Bill,

      What do you mean "do I really need to comment on this one"???? LOL It's a comments box!! I may have to just moderate it . . . . but then again . . . . you do keep emailing me privately for more tips, recipes and info on so many homemade beauty remedies. You just can't get enough of them it seems, so that is very flattering ( never mind time consuming) reading and replying to your hourly emails. I think you must be stealing my recipes and doing a book on amazon.

      So I will bid adieu for now my dear friend, jokes aside, thanks so much for your constant support, you are tireless! Wishing you and Bev a great weekend, if you are going to the local market, why not pick up a few "ingredients" for your beauty recipes?? !!!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Mary,

      LOL,amazing?? I thank you most sincerely but I just enjoy writing these and hope people will find them as useful and interesting as I do. Cream blush is definitely a lighter more dewy, fresh and natural blush choice. Powder which i love is very easy to over apply and hard to remove. Cream is also better for a dry or mature skin. Great to know you are enjoying these Mary and many thanks for all the votes!! :-)

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Kathryn,

      You are amazing with all your commenting around HP community! Thanks so much for taking the interest here!

      Yes, like many beauty products i am fast discovering, this is so easy to make, whether by re-using old or broken makeup or starting from scratch. I think it would be worth trying. I suggest you make a light peach tone for your complexion, not too much red as many women use a blush with too much red pigment which is not the best on our Caucasian skin. If your skin is dry then cream blush is ideal. Have fun!! Cheers for the continued interest!!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Do I really need to leave a comment on this one???? Will your feelings be hurt if I just tell you to have a nice weekend, and that I cherish your friendship, but don't say a word about the blush? LOL

      Enjoy your weekend, Irish!

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Carol,

      So good to receive your lovely comments, so encouraging for me Carol. For dry skin the great oils are jojoba, coconut oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, sunflower oil. Other great ingredients are honey, shea butter, mango butter and cocoa butter. I will have a check for some recipes and email you links. Your idea for an Astrology orientated idea with homemade recipes I LOVE!! What a cool, unique idea for a meeting of the minds, definitely going to work on that idea Carol. Looking at different sexes in the star signs too would be good for skin care, if you thought it would be valid. Great to know WHEN I publish a book you will be my first customer! What a compliment and inspiration to get cracking!! Cheers for the votes, pin and all your input.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      You really are amazing! I've been using powder blush because it is so easy to apply and I don't look so "made-up" but after reading this I'm wondering if cream might not be better for my "aging skin". These hubs are just great SuzieQ, not only interesting but oh so helpful! Keep em coming girl.

      Voted up, useful, amazing, and interesting.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi DDE,

      Appreciate your interest here, delighted you found this good and yes, it is easy to make so hopefully you will try making it!!

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      6 years ago from Windsor, Connecticut

      This is fantastic! I had no idea it could be made with such simple ingredients. This is something I am very interested in making for myself. I have trouble finding the right shade or texture sometimes, and it would be nice to experiment with my own blush.

      Thank you for sharing this!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      You know I look forward to these recipes. We are going to make glycerine soap and facial moisturizer for dry skin. Any suggestions ?? Why don't you write a recipe book.. I would be your first customer. Maybe I could add special solutions for each sign of the zodiac. You are certainly a world of knowledge. Voting+++ and pinning...

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      Devika Primić 

      6 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome, great idea for make up and sounds easy.

    • Suzie HQ profile imageAUTHOR

      Suzanne Ridgeway 

      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi MJ,

      Funny how men, namely the two Bill's and you seem to be in the first to leave comments for makeup / skin care hubs and supposedly don't use them!! I think there is more to you 3 than meets the eye! LOL

      Many thanks for your support, always appreciated as are you voting, sharing & pinning. If you like your lip gloss then you should try making your own now!! LOL

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      6 years ago

      Hi Suzie

      Another fabulous article from your DIY homemade beauty products range. If I get to wearing make up I'll certainy give some of these a try.

      Normally I just use a bit of lippy gloss at the weekend, ha. Great job and super formatting.

      Voted up, shared, pinned and G+'d.



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