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Natural Homemade Vegan Gluten-Free Shimmer Blush

December 15, 2018

It’s time to talk about your sweet cheeks (the ones upstairs, not your hindquarters). Using blush is a fabulous way to appear youthful and healthy, and this natural option rocks at rosying up your complexion. It also makes a fabulous Christmas / hostess gift!

Ingredients Makes Makeup sifter jar

1 tsp finely ground beet root powder, alkanet root powder or 
hibiscus flower powder 2 mL

1⁄2 tsp arrowroot powder 2 mL

1⁄4 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1 mL

Pinch gold mica powder Pinch
3 to 5 drops lavender essential oil 3 to 5


  • Makeup sifter jar
  1. Pour beet root powder into a small bowl. Whisk in arrowroot powder and cocoa powder, a little at a time, until desired shade is achieved. Discard any remaining arrowroot powder and cocoa powder.
  2. Whisk in mica powder and lavender essential oil until well combined. Pour into jar.
  3. Sprinkle blush onto a fluffy blush brush and apply to cheeks.
  4. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months.
Make sure your beet root powder is super-duper finely ground, and then grind it some more in a blender. The finer it is, the better it’ll adhere to your skin.
Matte Blush: Omit gold mica for 
a matte finish.
All skin types


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