Homemade Natural Creme Blush Recipe

Katie Wells Avatar

Reading Time: 3 minutes

This post contains affiliate links.

Read my affiliate policy.

How to make natural creme brush and bronzer from skin improving ingredients
Wellness Mama » Blog » Beauty » Homemade Natural Creme Blush Recipe

I’ve been experimenting with homemade makeup for years and have a powdered blush that I love and that works really well, but I’ve gotten several requests for a creme/liquid option. I was working on a liquid foundation recipe anyway so I decided to work on a creme blush as well.

Check out the original liquid foundation post for the specifics on how to customize this recipe to be thicker or thinner (or even oil free).

Crème Blush

The benefit of a Crème blush is that it stays longer and can be much bolder and more versatile than powdered blush. A little goes a really long way. I also use a small amount to darken my natural foundation if I need to during the summer.

I typically use a makeup brush to apply this foundation but you can also easily use your fingers. The basic ingredients are the same as the liquid foundation recipe and there are two options for this recipe: the simple way or the DIY way.

  1. For a simpler version, use a natural pre-made moisturizer for the base and add colors and pigments as needed.
  2. The DIY way takes a little more time and five ingredients but allows more customization since you’re making the base lotion yourself.

If you prefer the simple option, these two lotions are both are rated as safe by the Environmental Working Group and they make a great base:

For the DIY version, you’ll need these ingredients for the base:

And these ingredients to add to the base for color:

Creme Blush Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon of shea butter
  • 1/2 tsp emulsifying wax
  • 1 tablespoon aloe gel
  • OR 1 tablespoon of natural pre-made lotion (in place of first 3 ingredients)
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon mica powders of choice
  • OR 1-2 teaspoons of all-natural mineral powder in color of choice

Creme Blush Instructions

  1. If making the simple version… just mix the organic lotion and mineral powder (or mica powder and cocoa powder) to get the desired color and consistency.
  2. For the complete DIY:
  3. Melt the shea butter,and emulsifying wax in a double boiler until completely melted.
  4. Add the aloe and whisk until completely incorporated and smooth.
  5. Turn heat off.
  6. Slowly, start adding colors.
  7. Add mica powders and cocoa powder a tiny pinch at a time until desired color is reached.
  8. Dip the tip of a spoon into the mixture and let cool for a few seconds. Test the color and coverage on your cheek to make sure you’ve achieved the right tone for your skin.
  9. Spoon the mixture into the desired container and let cool.

Additional Tips

  • For a powdered version, check out this recipe and check out my other homemade makeup recipes here.
  • Adding colors (mica powders and cocoa powder) to a pre-made lotion will create a very smooth blush/bronzer. Experiment with the colors until you get the desired shade. It will look much darker while making it that it will on skin.
  • Making a homemade lotion as a base will give the most options for customizing but is also the most difficult. With the homemade one, adding more vegetable wax will make a thicker and longer lasting blush/bronzer while using more aloe will make a smoother and more subtle mix.
  • Adding more reddish mica powders will give a more rose/pink hue like a blush while more cocoa powder or bronze mica will create a bronzer or more tan mixture.
  • For your eyes, try my natural eye shadow recipe.

Ever made your own makeup?

Make your own natural creme blush or bronzer with this simple recipe using lotion made from shea butter and aloe plus minerals and natural colors.

Katie Wells Avatar

About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


58 responses to “Homemade Natural Creme Blush Recipe”

  1. Mayda Avatar

    I have a question regarding mica powder. I read about this powder and based on my research this powder is natural but it is also toxic for the skin. I bought it but now I am not sure it is safe. What is your comment on this? Thank you

  2. Siti hajar Avatar
    Siti hajar

    Is the lisptick recepies safe for kids daily use. I need to know since i want to try selling the lipstick for kids. I am glad if you could reply this through my email. Thank you very much. I am your fan. Lot of love from malaysia. Thank you 4 All the brilliant recepies.

  3. Sara Avatar

    Hi Katie,

    Im really excited to make this. Any reason to use emulsifying wax over bees wax?


  4. Heidi Avatar

    I ordered the particular mica that you recommend on this post and made a lovely blush. Not long after, however, I learned that many micas frequently have dangerous heavy metals. And since we know manufacturers don’t have to be accountable, how do we know that Slice of the Moon is safe? I couldn’t really find any info from the distributor about testing or anything on Amazon….What to do?

  5. Anya Avatar

    Looks like another great recipe, Katie! Thank you so *so* much! I was wondering if you have any recipes for any kind of eye makeup? I’m looking for gold, black, and greyish eyeshadow, highlighter for the eyes, eyeliner, etc. I’ve seen your mascara but am still looking for other kinds of eye makeup. If you haven’t made any recipes like that will you maybe consider finding one for me? I would be so grateful!!

  6. Wendy Avatar

    My local zero waste store didn’t have red mica but it had a warm red iron oxide. I mixed that with a one-ingredient moisturizer (jojoba esters from Uncle Harry) and the result was CRAZY pigmented and long-lasting! Just 2 ingredients! Super impressed!

  7. Natasha Avatar

    do i wait for it to cool off first or immediately add the powder right after i turn off the heat?

  8. Jill Schmitt Avatar
    Jill Schmitt

    Have you ever tried Beautycounter products? What are your thoughts? I wanted to try a few products and they seem to be on the safer side.

  9. Diane Avatar

    Why are all of the vital words missing when I look at your website? ( i.e. Ingredients for making things etc) I love everything you’re sharing. I just can’t make it because I can’t read all of it:(

    1. Wellness Mama Avatar

      I’m not sure what you’re referring to. None of the words are missing in the recipe. What type device and browser are you using to view the site?

  10. renee Avatar

    Hi I try to use beet root powder to make cream blush but the powder just won’t dissolve in the oil, then what should I do?

    1. Ashlynn Avatar

      Beet root or hibiscus powder is not oil soluble, It will be gritty anyway. You need to get either mica or red iron oxide! =)

  11. Hailey Avatar

    Do you have any photos where you’re wearing your homemade makeup? I’d love to see how the coverage is and how the mascara and blush look. Love your recipes and I can’t wait to try them! I already tried a few including a face scrub, toner and face moisturizer. Everything works wonderfully and I’m so glad to be using all natural/organic solutions. Thank you for sharing all this awesome information! 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *