How to Make Blush: A Natural DIY Recipe for Blush Powder

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Homemade Cosmetics Blush Powder

Want to learn how to make blush? Read on. You can make your own cosmetics like eyeliner, concealing powder, this blush powder, and more!

First, I purchased a kit online only to find that the “natural base” had a lot of artificial ingredients. Their idea of “natural” was you combining their unnatural ingredients. So I continued working to perfect my own makeup recipes with ALL natural ingredients.

I’ve written articles on natural eyeliner and concealing powder, both of which use a natural base, with herbs or pigments to produce color. Natural blush isn’t much different so let’s take a look.

How to Make Blush Powder Naturally

Ingredients & Supplies


  1. To make this blush add the cornstarch, arrowroot, OR rice powder to a small bowl.
  2. Add a small amount of one of the other coloring powders. Note: Beetroot will be pinker, annatto will be more orange, and madder root will be redder to purplish. You could also add a small amount of powdered blue Malva flowers for a more bluish tone. If you want it a bit darker, add a small amount of charcoal.
  3. Be sure to mix well so that you don’t have clumps of pink or black. Keep adding small amounts of color until you reach the right shade. When you get the mixture to the desired color, place it in the jar and keep it tightly sealed.

Using Your Blush

Dip the brush into the mixture slightly and tap off any excess. Apply to hollows or apples of the cheeks, starting at the hairline. The most blusher will be applied to the area touched first, so start on the outside and work inward.


You can use powdered pigment instead of herbs if you wish. There are many companies online that sell powdered pigments, but be sure what you get is cosmetic grade. You should never use pigments sold for things such as ceramics directly on your skin as they can be toxic. Only cosmetic grade pigments, such as those for soap making, should be used on the body. Powdered pigments come in shades such as Bordeaux and Peach and can be easily combined.

Now you know how to make blush. Have you tried it yet?


About Debra Maslowski

Debra is a master gardener, a certified herbalist, a natural living instructor, and more. She taught Matt and Betsy how to make soap so they decided to bring her on as a staff writer! Debra recently started an organic herb farm in the mountains of Western North Carolina. You can even purchase her handmade products on Amazon!

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    • Shirley says

      Thus sounds great! Do you also make your own loose face powder? I just can’t find a color that’s right for my fair, pinkish skin tone!

    • Debra Maslowski says

      Yes, Kelly, it does, at least for me. Depending on if you have oily or dry skin, it could be different for you. And yes, Shirley, I do. Look at the article for the concealing powder. It can also be used as a loose face powder.