Turn Up the Rouge On Your Cheeks – DIY Foxy Face Powdered Blush

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Some people have the natural ability to make a rouge color in their cheeks, just with the thought of something that embarrasses them. Others have constant pink cheeks all day, every day. While others have to supplement the rouge in their cheeks using blush. Since the dawn of makeup, women have been applying blush to their cheekbones, trying to make them look higher and more prominent than the next girls. Even Cleopatra used rouge on her cheeks, though she chose to color her cheeks using carmine (a red color that comes from an insect!) rather than beet root (the vegetable color we will use today!)

Natural makeup from your pantry and herb garden

If you had told me 10 years ago, that I would be making my own makeup, I would have thought you were crazy. It had never occurred to me that I had all the ingredients in my spice cabinet, and all that time I was spending a TON of money on cosmetics that weren't actually good for my skin. I decided to revolutionize my makeup bag. I was going to get rid of everything and make my own makeup. At least that way I would know what I was putting on my skin. In the previous post, we learned to make our own Foxy Facial Finishing Powder, this post we'll learn about making our own blush! It's fairly simple and will only take a few seconds to make, and there are TONS of colors combinations that you can go with!

You can find the colors of the rainbow in your kitchen cabinet

It's easy to forget that nature provides us with all the colors we need to make a whole treasure trove of natural makeup. From browns, yellows, and oranges, to pinks, burgundies, and reds. You can create any color on your pallet using ingredients from your pantry and herbal collection. These are just some of my favorites to use:

  • Alkanet root – Alkanet root produces a darker magenta/purple color and is used to bring out natural purple tones
  • Arrowroot – Arrowroot powder is white and is used as a base and to lighten up the colors
  • Beet root – Beet root is pink/burgundy and is used to bring out pink tones
  • Berries (dried) – Strawberries and raspberries are pink/red are used to bring out pink and red tones
  • Cinnamon – Cinnamon is brown and is used to bring out golden tones
  • Cacao/Cocoa – Cacao/Cocoa is darker brown and is used to bring out brown tones
  • Ginger root – Ginger root is yellow and is used to add a glow to pink tones
  • Hibiscus – Hibiscus is red/burgundy and is used to add red tones
  • Pumpkin (dried) – Pumpkin is light orange and is used to add peach tones
  • Rose petals – Rose petals are red/pink and are used to add red/pink tones
  • Turmeric – Turmeric is a deep orange and is used to add orange tones

DIY Foxy Face Powdered Blush - thehippyhomemaker.com

DIY Foxy Face Powdered Blush

The best part about these recipes below is that you can substitute any of the ingredients you have on hand from above, and create the colors that look right for your face and the look you are trying to achieve. By changing the ratio of arrowroot powder to colored powder, you can lighten or darken your blush to achieve the color you are looking for.










  1. Combine ingredients in a coffee grinder and blend for up to 30 seconds, to thoroughly combine. Store in an airtight jar for up to 12 months.

APPLICATION TIP – To get your natural blush to stick longer on your cheeks, use a primer first. If you don't have a natural primer, we'll be making one here soon! 

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