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Get All Dolled Up with a DIY blush!

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Around a year ago, we developed a homemade blush recipe. We had so much fun coming up with it and testing out different shades—occasionally with wacky results! That recipe, Chic Cheeks, was such a hit that we also received a lot of messages asking us to create a recipe for a loose powder blush too. We happily dove into the project and now we’re proud to introduce you to All Dolled Up!

Making blush is all about balance. The key was picking ingredients that would make the blush long-lasting (magnesium stearate), silky to the touch (mica powder and white clay), and absorbent enough that sweat or humidity wouldn’t cause it to run (white clay). Once the base was settled, then we got to play around with pigments to create our desired shades. But there’s no magic potion: it took a lot of trial and error. The mini measuring spoons piled up next to the sink as we tried a little more summer sand mica, a little less red oxide. Then everyone would give the latest version a try and let us know what they thought. It was meticulous, but really fun work!

All right, we won’t keep you waiting any longer. Here’s how to get All Dolled Up with a homemade blush!

How to make powder blush

Before you begin

  • Warning: in this blush recipe, we’ll be working with very fine, light powders. You must work gently and carefully to avoid breathing them in. You can wear a dust mask if you wish.
  • In this recipe, we use mini measuring spoons. Each quantity listed in all caps (DASH, SMIDGEN, etc.), corresponds with one of the measurements listed on the mini measuring spoon set.

Ingredientshomemade blush

Popping Pink 
Sweet Tease

DIY natural blushTools

Good to know!

  • *CAREFUL* We use mini measuring spoons in this recipe (quantities given in DASH, SMIDGEN, etc.). To obtain the correct amounts, you must level the measurements. Just fill the measuring spoon, then slide the back of a knife over the spoon to remove the excess.
  • We chose mica powder for its pleasant, silky feel on your skin.
  • Magnesium stearate gives this DIY blush its staying power. 
  • White clay makes your skin soft and velvety. It also has absorbent properties, which gives a matte finish to this homemade blush and helps it lasts all day by countering perspiration.
  • Jojoba oil serves to moisten the pigments and intensify their colour. DIY blush

Steps to follow

  1. Prepare and disinfect your equipment and workspace.
  2. Weigh the powder phase ingredients in the receptacle of the pigment blender. Blend two or three times, for 30 seconds each time, to obtain a homogeneous mixture. Pour into a ramekin and set aside.
  3. Weigh the pigments in the pigment blender. Holding the pigment blender with the blades pointed upwards, mix for about 20 seconds while shaking the blender. Repeat this process three or four times in total, scraping the powders off the blades and the walls of the lid between each blending. This will help yield an even shade. 
  4. Add the powder phase back to the pigment blender. Repeat the blending cycle from step 3.
  5. Using a pipette, add the jojoba oil slowly, drop by drop, to prevent lumps from forming. Blend again, repeating the same process as in step 3, so that the oil is evenly distributed.making blush
  6. Pour into the sifter jar. Your homemade blush is ready!Natural blush make-up recipe

Use and conservation

This blush recipe is formulated for all skin types. 

To bring out your complexion, apply your blush along your cheekbones. Blend towards the outside of your face for a natural effect. 

Store in a dry place. When made in optimal sanitary conditions, your DIY blush will keep for at least six months.


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