About the author: Jinane Doughan is a professional make-up artist with a degree from the French Fashion Institute ESMOD Dubai. She specialized in natural handmade skincare and haircare products.
Her YouTube channel, Jinane World, has 600+ educational videos and 100K+ subscribers.
She is an accredited Master Trainer and gives courses at a reputed academy that has 16 branches worldwide. She sells online courses about natural skincare.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Use any natural skincare or haircare products at your own risk and perform a patch test before use.
Welcome to our beauty guide, where we’re ready to introduce you to a simple technique for achieving a radiant and natural flush: the Easy DIY Powder Blush Tutorial. If you’re a makeup enthusiast who loves to experiment with your look, this tutorial is tailor-made for you.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the straightforward process of crafting your very own powder blush, leaving you with a stunning, naturally flushed complexion. Let’s dive into the world of DIY beauty and learn how to enhance your radiance the natural way.
- Corn flour
- Mica color powder, suitable for skincare only. Choose colors that are appropriate for a powder blush.
- Optional – Essential oil. Maximum 2 -3 drops.
Use only high-quality ingredients. Opting for premium ingredients will elevate the effectiveness, safety, and overall experience of your handmade beauty products.
- Wooden popsicle
- Small glass container(s) to store your Easy DIY Powder Blush
Prior to use, ensure that both your utensils and containers are properly cleaned and disinfected. Wash them with warm soapy water, dry with a tissue, and then sanitize by spraying with 70% medical alcohol. Wipe them clean and let them air dry before use.
Steps: Easy DIY Powder Blush
Crafting your own powder blush using this method is remarkably easy, delivering stunning results with minimal effort.
1- Start by putting 2 heaped teaspoons of corn flour in the bowl.
2- Add a quarter, or a half, of a heaped teaspoon of mica powder. Use colors that are appropriate for a powder blush, like purple, fuchsia, bronze, etc. In the image, I made 2 colors, one purple-pink, the other red-orange.
3- With a wooden popsicle, mix the 2 ingredients thoroughly, till you get a homogeneous blend.
Note: Since we are using two core ingredients only, precise gram amounts are not really necessary – easily intensify the color with more mica or lighten it with extra corn flour, offering you full creative control.
4- As an optional step, add 2-3 drops of your preferred essential oil. Here, I used papaya and lilac. Do not exceed 3 drops.
5- Mix thoroughly again. The few drops of essential oil mix easily with the powdery ingredients. Once mixed, this step not only imparts a delightful fragrance to the blush but also enhances its cohesion, ensuring a steady application without unwanted dispersion.
6- Your Easy DIY Powder Blush is now done! Put it in a small glass container.
Note: The blush will have a shelf life equivalent to that of the corn flour used.
Let’s Try it Out
In the image below, I applied one of the colors of the Easy DIY Powder Blush on my skin.
How to Use the Easy DIY Powder Blush
Here’s a guide on how to use the Easy DIY Powder Blush that you’ve created using the tutorial:
Before applying the Easy DIY Powder Blush, ensure that your skin is clean and moisturized. This will provide a smooth canvas for the blush and help it adhere evenly.
- Smile and Locate the Apples of Your Cheeks:
To find the right placement, give a gentle smile in front of a mirror. This helps you locate the “apples” of your cheeks – the rounded areas that become more prominent when you smile.
- Apply the Blush:
Dip your brush or sponge into the DIY powder blush and tap off any excess. Lightly apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks, using gentle sweeping or circular motions. Start with a small amount and build up the color gradually until you achieve your desired look.
- Blend Outward:
After applying the blush to the apples of your cheeks, blend the color outward toward your temples. This softens the edges and creates a natural, seamless transition.
- Check in Natural Light:
Step outside or near a window to check your makeup in natural light. This ensures that the blush looks well-blended and complements your overall makeup.
- Final Look:
Admire your finished look with the Easy DIY Powder Blush. The result should be a beautifully flushed complexion that enhances your natural beauty.
Remember, makeup is a form of artistic expression, so don’t hesitate to experiment and find the application technique that works best for you.
- Natural Ingredients: The DIY powder blush is crafted from simple and natural ingredients like corn flour and mica color powder. This means you’re applying makeup that’s free from harsh chemicals, parabens, and synthetic additives commonly found in store-bought blushes.
- Customizable Shades: By creating your own blush, you have complete control over the color intensity and shade. You can mix and match mica color powders to achieve the perfect hue that complements your skin tone and desired look.
- Gentle on Skin: Homemade blushes tend to be gentler on the skin, making them suitable for various skin types, including sensitive skin. Corn flour provides a smooth and lightweight texture that allows your skin to breathe.
- Cost-Effective: Creating your own blush is cost-effective in the long run. The initial investment in ingredients will likely yield multiple batches of blush, saving you money compared to buying high-end blush brands.
- Personalized Aroma: If you choose to add optional essential oil to your DIY blush, you’ll enjoy a light and pleasant aroma while applying your makeup. This sensory experience adds an extra touch of luxury to your beauty routine.
- Eco-Friendly: Making your own blush contributes to a more sustainable beauty regimen. You’re reducing packaging waste and the environmental impact associated with commercial makeup production.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. FAQ: Is making my own blush difficult, especially if I’m not experienced in DIY beauty products?
Reply: Not at all! The Easy DIY Powder Blush Tutorial is designed with beginners in mind. The step-by-step instructions and simple ingredients make the process straightforward and enjoyable, even for those new to DIY beauty.
2. FAQ: Will the DIY powder blush suit my skin type?
Reply: Yes, it’s suitable for various skin types, including sensitive skin. The natural ingredients like corn flour and mica color powder are gentle on the skin and provide a lightweight texture that won’t clog pores.
3. FAQ: Can I adjust the color intensity of the blush to match my preferences?
Reply: Absolutely! One of the advantages of creating your own blush is the ability to customize the color intensity. You can adjust the amount of mica color powder to achieve a shade that complements your skin tone and desired look.
4. FAQ: How long does the DIY powder blush last on the skin?
Reply: The lasting power can vary depending on factors like skin type, application technique, and environmental conditions. However, many users find that the DIY powder blush provides a lasting flush throughout the day when applied over a moisturized base.
5. FAQ: Is the essential oil option necessary for the blush, and can it cause skin irritation?
Reply: The essential oil is optional and can provide a pleasant aroma during application. If you have sensitive skin, consider doing a patch test before adding essential oil. If any irritation occurs, you can skip this optional step.
Here are more articles on how to make your own natural makeup products:
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- Homemade Makeup Remover: Refreshing and Natural Blend
- Easy DIY Lipstick and Lip Moisturizer: Get Luscious Lips with 2 Ingredients Only
- DIY Lip and Cheek Tint: Embrace a Rosy Radiance Naturally
- DIY Easy and Natural Lip Balm: Enhance Lips with Natural Beauty
Video How-To on My Channel | Jinane World
The steps to make this Easy DIY Powder Blush are demonstrated between the timestamps 02m 18s and 09m 00s of this video.