2016 Update: I’m no longer making my own blush. I’ve found a brand that uses much safer ingredients that I feel good about putting on my skin! You can find it here.
Over the summer I found myself with an abundance of beets and got inspired to make a beet blush by another blogger. So off I went, slicing, dehydrating, and vita-mixing the beets into the finest powder I could. The results were good (maybe for red sprinkles), but not great enough for beet blush. I was not able to get my powder fine enough to be used without having obvious red specs. Fast forward 3 months later while grocery shopping, and I found my local grocery store selling beet powder in the bulk section– I could not resist. Below is a comparison of store bought beet powder vs. my home grind.
I love this recipe because you can make it very subtle, and it is so easy!
- Fine beet powder (like this)
- Arrowroot powder (like this)
- Old/recycled powdered blush container (like this)
- Start with 1/2 tablespoon arrowroot starch in a container.
- Add 1/8 teaspoon of beetroot powder at a time until desired color is reached. For me, I liked about 3/4 teaspoon of beet powder per the 1/2 tablespoon of arrowroot.
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What brand of blush do you use or do you make your own? Please share in the comments!