Home | How to Make Your Own Blush (+ Apply It!)

How to Make Your Own Blush (+ Apply It!)

by Emma Arendoski

Blushing bride-to-be: listen up! Whether you’re applying your bridal day makeup yourself or hiring a professional, learning how to apply it can be a planning process all its own. Wedding-related events such as your engagement party, bridal shower and rehearsal are terrific opportunities to try out a few makeup tips + tricks you may not have considered otherwise. Today, we’re focusing solely on blush. We’re showing you how to make your own blush at home (it’s really easy to do), how to apply it properly and where to get your hands on some handmade blush for your bridal clutch. Enjoy!

how to make your own blush

crushed botanicals

how to make your own blush

source via anne marie photography

5 Different Types of Blush

1. Powder: best for oily skin + longest lasting!
2. Bronzer: gives you a sun-kissed look
3. Cream: best for dry skin
4. Gel: best for normal/oily skin
5. Shimmer: great for evenings

how to make your own blush


How to Make Your Own Blush

Did you know that you could make your own blush at home using natural ingredients? It really makes you stop and think about the chemicals being used in traditional blushers. This easy-to-DIY blusher idea requires beet powder, strawberries and olive oil. Talk about easy (+ natural!) Mix the beet powder (1/4 c) and strawberries (1/4 c, chopped) together with olive oil (1/2 tsp) for a glowing, natural blush cream. (I haven’t tried this one out myself yet, but plan to soon! We spotted it here).



In lieu of the olive oil, you can also mix just the beet powder with Vaseline for more of a cheek stain. Or, apply to lips for an all natural lip stain!

How to Apply Blush

When it comes to figuring out how to apply blush, there’s a fine line between looking finely flushed versus overdone. Since we aren’t huge fans of figuring out how to apply blush from a diagram, we thought a video might help. Check out this how to apply blush video via MakeupGeek TV. The video is lengthy but goes into depth on how to first prep and contour your cheekbones and then apply the blush. We like how she explains the proper brushes to use and shares the specific brands used, too. Very helpful!

Where to Apply by Shape

Oval – apply blush to the apples of your cheeks

Round – apply to the apples and angle upward (the video shows this technique)

Rectangle – apply horizontally with a curve

Heart-Shaped – outer sides of the apples of your cheeks

We found this awesome visual via here originally via here:

via EmmalineBride.com

Isn’t this the greatest diagram ever?

Make It Last ALL Day

After going through the trouble of learning how to apply blush, the last thing you want is for it to pull a disappearing trick on you right after you walk down the aisle. Here are a few tips to make it last:

– Prime!

Always start with a clean, primed finish to make your look last all day.

– Double Duty

Apply cream blush first and finish with power on top.

– Touch Up

Bridal clutches make storing your blush and brush convenient for touch-ups on the go! Don’t be scared to do a quick touch up after you cut the cake (since the frosting will probably take most of it away with it, anyway!)

Where to Buy Handmade Blush

There are several places to buy eco-friendly or au natural handmade blush. Here are a few handmade blushes we spotted:

how to make your own blush

sweet pay & fay

how to make your own blush


via EmmalineBride.com

crushed botanicals

And, remember – when it comes to blush (as with all makeup) – moderation is key. Don’t overdo it. After all, you still want to look like your beautiful self!


This post contains affiliate links and we may make a commission on a sale at no additional cost to you.

You'll Also Enjoy:


MagnetStreetWeddings (@MagnetStreetWed) (@MagnetStreetWed) October 14, 2011 - 8:30 pm

How To: Make Your Own Blush (and apply it!) http://t.co/u8K9d8Fa via @EmmalineBride

Brenda D. Swann (@SwannSoirees) October 14, 2011 - 1:39 pm

LOVE the tips!! RT “@bridalrehab: RT @EmmalineBride: BLUSH: How to apply it, buy it & make your own at home! http://t.co/8OdwAbio”

Cris Stone (@kissmytulle) October 14, 2011 - 10:22 am

{Coolest DIY EVER} From Emmaline Bride – Make your own Blush: http://t.co/nqjuGAWs http://t.co/XrEl9wDj

Cris of Kiss My Tulle October 14, 2011 - 10:22 am

DYING to know if this really works. You know I’ll be trying it out!

Heather October 14, 2011 - 10:20 am

Ohh I definitely want to do this! My skin is so fair and it’s hard to find a perfect tone that doesn’t look harsh. I love like pink/peachy tones.

Dinah {I Do Deals} October 14, 2011 - 10:17 am

I love the beet powder and vaseline idea! Vaseline always gives a warm shimmer to whatever you put it on, so I can imagine that, when mixed with some type of colored stain (like the beet powder), it would make a wonderful diy blush. Thanks for these wonderful ideas!

Kelly Oswalt MUA (@Kellyomua) October 14, 2011 - 8:55 am

How to Make Your Own Blush (+ Apply It!): http://t.co/HlgEJSTT Make your own blush.

Jessica@TWB October 14, 2011 - 7:06 am

Strawberry blush? Wow that’s crazy!

Comments are closed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to use this site, you confirm to the use of cookies. Accept Read More