Last year while I was reading one of my Fashion Magazines I came across an article about natural lip-stick and was immediately intrigued.
As a young girl I made my own candles (I even did a Grade 4 Science Fair Project comparing how fast candles made of different waxes would burn), next I started to make my own lip chap, and eventually I even took a soap making class.
Since I obviously have the DIY bug, I started doing a little research on naturals lipsticks and this winter I made my first few batches of all natural lipstick.
This week I decided that I really wanted a nice cream blush that would be good for my skin. The reason I wanted it to be in a cream(technically balm) form is because I find them so much faster to apply and blend onto the cheeks. Sometimes I get a little annoyed with makeup brushes!
I was so happy with how it looked and felt on my cheeks that I decided to test it on my lips as well, and it was perfect! Yay a 2-in-1 product!
This Rusty Rose colour was from the 2nd batch I made, the first was a much lighter Dusty Rose colour, which will likely be perfect for winter when my skin is a little lighter.
0.5ml Vitamin E Oil (Is a natural preservative, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles)
6ml Argan Oil (Is full of vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids)
6ml Grapeseed Oil (is good for oily, acne prone skin and absorbs nicely)
1/4 tsp Mango Alfonzo Powder (Optional, is high in Vitamin A, C and Beta Carotine, and it is often used in formulations to prevent the formation of wrinkles and the drying of skin)
1/2 tsp Zinc Oxide
1/2 tsp Fire Red Mica
1/2 tsp Flash Copper Mica
1/4 tsp Iron Oxide Red
1/2 tsp Silver Mica
You could use a different blend of natural oils if you like, I just really like how these ones work on the skin (they absorb well, so hardly anything gets left on top of your skin) and they don't clog pores!
Of course you could always make a different shade as well by using a different blend of natural colourants, just keep the powdered susbstance amount around 2.5 tsp for this recipe.
**Try adding 5ml of Shea Butter for a creamier stick, I made this adjustment to my cream highlighter stick, and loved the results!
1. Melt first 4 ingredients in some type of double boiler system. I use a glass Pyrex measuring cup on top of a canning jar lid (basically as a liner to keep the direct heat off the glass) inside an electric frying pan filled with about an inch of water.
If your lazy you can always just put your glass cup in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at a time, stirring between.
2. Stir in all of the powders to the oil/wax mixture.
3. Remove mixture from heat, and leave it for a few minutes to cool slightly.
4. Stir well again, and pour into containers.
This recipe will make 3-4 Lip Balm Tubes worth of cream blush/lipstick.
To use as a cream blush just swipe a little circle on the apples of your cheeks and blend out along your cheek bone. I've worn this every day this week as blush, it lasts all day on my cheeks and it doesn't feel like you have anything on!!
To use as a lipstick just swipe it on your lips! Easy, haha!
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