I have a confession to make – I am a big makeup addict! I know every girl loves wearing makeup. Buying makeup is fun, but do you know what is even more fun? Making your own makeup at home and that too without spending any money.
Do you have a lot of unused lipsticks lying around in your makeup vanity box? Maybe you don’t like the color or finish, or you always thought that the shade would not suit you or you are bored of applying the same lipstick over and over again—whatever is the reason, those lipsticks can now be put to good use! This DIY is easy and simple to do, and once you get the hang of it, no one can stop you from making a lot of cream blushes! So, now you can have a gorgeous cheek flush with guilt-free happiness of having spent absolutely no money on buying cream blushes from the market!
- Lipstick of your choice – you can choose 2 or 3 lipsticks.
- Shimmery Highlighter (optional)
- Half a teaspoon of Olive oil
- Small container
- Bowl or a big spatula
- Tissue paper to clean any mess
- Cotton swab or tooth pick
- Tweezers to break the lipsticks
How To Make Cream Blush At Home Easily With Lipsticks:
Let’s learn the steps to make the blush at home, easily with lipsticks:
Choose the lipsticks with which you would like to make cream blushes. Here, I have taken a pale pink, hot pink and a deep oxblood lipstick, which I don’t use as I find one too bright and the other too dark. Then, use a blunt knife to chop them off from the case. As I wanted my cream blush to be soft and subtle in color, I added only a tiny bit of the hot pink lipstick and more of the pale pink shade. The formula of the lipstick being very creamy will allow it to break off easily into pieces without any difficulty. Next put your lipsticks in a pot, bowl or a flat spoon and place it over a lighted candle.
Add about a half a teaspoon of olive oil to the lipsticks. You can use unscented olive oil or even coconut oil. If you want the cream blush formula to be sheer, I would recommend adding a little more of olive oil, but don’t add more than a teaspoon as it might make the formula greasy and oily.
Place the bowl or spoon over the lighted candle to melt the lipstick. Keep the candle flame away from wind or any artificial air like fan to allow it warm up well. Use a cotton swab or your tweezer to stir the olive oil and different lipsticks together while it is over the candle. It will help in the easy melting of the product.
Once all the lipsticks turn into a watery liquid, free of any lumps, add a small amount of face primer to the mixture. A face primer will increase the longevity of your customized cream blush. Then, mix the ingredients again to avoid any lumps. If you find any difficulty in blending the primer with the liquid mixture, then I recommend you to place the mixture over the candle again for about 4 to 5 seconds. Then, you can add a small amount of highlighting liquid into the mixture if you want a shimmery finish for your cream blush. As my mixture already had some shimmery pigments, I skipped adding a highlighter.
Transfer the mixture immediately into a clean container for storage while the mixture is still warm. The container or jar has to be cleansed and well-sanitized to avoid any bacterial infections. To clean and sanitize it, use a detergent solution or spray some rubbing alcohol over the container.
Allow the mixture to settle down for a minute and then put the container in the deep freezer. It will take about an hour to completely freeze and turn into a thicker consistency, resembling cream blushes. Then, remove it and have fun!
The color of my cream blush is different and turned out to be a gorgeous pink color. These customized cream blushes might have a very mild and faint fragrance of olive oil, which usually disappears within a day or two. The formula of the DIY cream blush provides great color, smooth texture and intense pigmentation. The texture of the product is soft and buttery, so it spreads evenly on the cheeks without any tugging or pulling.
So, now you have your own customized cream blush to play with! Make use of this idea and put all your old lipsticks into good use! Try it and let us know how you fared.
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