A few years ago I started to experiment with making my own blush. This homemade pinky peach mica blush is soft and subtle and shimmery. It stays on well and doesn’t clog your pores.
One of my motivations for developing this blush was to reduce the chemicals that I apply to my skin. This DIY blush is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, lead and talc. Light reflecting pigments that are found in natural minerals and which are free from artificial color and fragrance are combined to give this soft and shimmery mineral mica blush.
These are the ingredients:
- Sercite max mica: this silky powder is a component in smooth mineral blushes providing consistent color with good staying power.
- Sercite mica: also a component in mineral blushes which gives a nice soft feel to the skin while not clogging pores.
- Silk powder: just what its name implies, this is made from silk and contains amino acids and trace elements.
- Cotton candy mica: a shimmery pink mineral.
- Peach mica: a neutral shimmery peach with golden highlights.
This pinky peach mica blush saves you money:
The other motivation in making my own cosmetics is to reduce cost. Initially I purchased the components for a blush using a recipe that I found on the Voyageur Soap and Candle company site. This company is located near Vancouver and is also where I bought these and other supplies for my Homemade deodorant and for my Whipped face cream. They ship to the US and their prices are very reasonable. Note: I don’t make anything from this recommendation.
Three years of experimentation has resulted in my own recipe for pinky peach mica DIY blush. The current total cost for the components in this blush is $13.50 USD or $17.50 CAD. These smallest sizes will make enough blush to last for years … literally. What a deal!
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Yields 20 mL
Shimmery yet soft and subtle pinky peach blush.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
2 teaspoons sercite mica
1 teaspoon sercite max mica
1/4 teaspoon silk powder
1/2 teaspoon cotton candy mica
1/2 teaspoon peach mica
Use measuring spoons and make sure that each ingredient is levelled.
Add to a small zip lock bag.
Seal the bag well and manipulate the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
If you have an old powdered blush container with a sifter insert you can add small quantities of blush and then shake it in through the holes in the top.
If not, you can buy a 30 mL container with a sifter insert here
Let me know if you make any of your own cosmetics. I would love to know what everyone else is doing!