I read the other day (on the Danish blog: BeautySpace) that cream blush is an up and coming trend this Spring. I've been meaning to try making one for a while, and this little tidbit of information inspired me to give it a whirl. I have photographed the process to share with you. Pictured above: The little jar containing the blush is placed near a business card so you can get an idea of how small an amount this first try is - not even enough to fill a teaspoon. The color of the blush in this picture is a bit darker than the actual blush. The color in the pictures below are more accurate.
Step 2. The pigment mixture was then worked into a dollop of Herbal Repair Toning Eye Solution a little at a time until the desired opacity was acheived. I tested a few times while mixing until I was happy with the coverage. I use the same base when I make cream foundation. The Toning Eye Solution has a light texture but is at the same time deeply hydrating, so the make-up actually doubles as skin care.
Step 3. The final product is transferred to a sample jar. The portion I made is less than a teaspoon -- but this was on purpose. I want to see if cream blush is 'me' before I start doing larger amounts. If it is, I have enough of the pigment mixture left over to do a larger portion next batch.
How it works
So far this little experiment has all the makings of a bonafide winner. The blush is easy to blend and tone into the skin, leaving a natural, healthy-looking glow that doesn't look painted on. I think cream blush may just be easier for me to work with than mineral powder blush. I might actually start using blush more often! Prediction: a larger batch in the near future, accompanied by a more appealing container. Thanks to Anette and Beautyspace for the inspiration!