Make-up: Making Blush

The 2010 foundation and blush batch.
Earlier I wrote about making foundation. Making blush is incredibly similar, and, once the foundation is done, relatively quick and easy.  Not being a huge blush-user, I will usually do a relatively small portion. My preferred type of blush is mineral powder (as opposed to cream), because I will just as often use the color as an eyeshadow (either on the globe area, or in the outer corners of the eyes).

The Production Process
Starting with a portion of my finished powder foundation, I just mix/sift in additional pigment in small increments until the desired blush color is acheived. A lot of the production time is spent testing the color. It's always a good idea to have ample cotton rounds and a hydrosol/tonic to remove all color completely between tests. Tip: always test foundation and blush color where you plan to wear it (on the face – not the hands!). Pictured is the current batch I am using. This blush was all about creating a sun-kissed, bronze look. I've been quite pleased with the result.

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