Last week or so I shared with you that I was (finally) able to make homemade makeup I was happy with! I shared my recipe for homemade powder makeup and promised a blush recipe. Wondering why on earth I’d want to make my own makeup? There are a few reasons!
–It is completely natural and I know what everything is that’s in it! I’m very passionate about using natural products free from toxins, chemicals, and obscure ingredients. With all the diseases and illnesses in the world today, every little switch you make can and will help you lead a healthier life. Our skin is our largest organ with no filtration system for ridding ourselves from toxins that we absorb through our body products and makeup; So what we put on our body is more important than you might think!
–It saves me a lot of money! I know the ingredients to make things like this cost a lot if you buy them all at once, but since all the ingredients are in bulk and we only use a small bit of each, they last for-ev-errrr! Makeup is expensive enough as it is, so making the switch to homemade will save you tons of money in the long run!
–Its super cool and fun to make your own things! I don’t make EVERYTHING I use from scratch, but I’m almost there. Even things that I do buy, I like to know how to make myself just so I can make it if I ever need to. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and self sufficiency which I love. Its probably weird, but whatever. 🙂 I think its fun and super cool!
Want to make your own blush?! Here are the measurements I used for mine which is a reddish bronzy rose color! Play around and add just a little bit of color at a time, shaking or mixing it up each time until you have your perfect shade!
1 tsp non nano zinc oxide– As I meantioned in the other makeup post, non-nano zinc is important because otherwise the zinc has been processed and ground up SO tiny into nano particles that are actually small enough to be absorbed into your skin and enter your bloodstream. You don’t want this, so make sure you get non-nano! This is what makes the powder opaque and is the base.
3/8 tsp arrowroot powder– This is a thickening agent like cornstarch! You can substitute non GMO corn starch if you wish! This is a transluscent white powder. It keeps the powder from being TOO opaque.
3 pinches red rose mica powder– This is pure pigment made from minerals. A little goes a long way so just add a tiny pinch at a time!
3 pinches bronze mica powder– Same as above!
1/4 tsp rhassoul clay– Rhassoul clay is amazing for your skin and is a matte brown semi translucent clay powder. I add it to offset some of the shininess from the mica powder and give a little more brown color.