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Natural Homemade Vegan Gluten-Free Shimmer Blush

By Sunny Submaranian & Chrystle Fiedler

Natural Homemade Vegan Gluten-Free Shimmer Blush


Shimmer Blush, page 208, of The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty by Sunny Submaranian & Chrystle Fiedler

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.

Best for: All skin types

Top Tip: 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.

Superstar ingredient: 
Beets contain high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Red beets also contain a pigment called betanin, which gives them their bright magenta coloring. In addition to using beet root powder to make blush, you can also use it as natural food coloring.


   Makeup sifter jar

1 tsp finely ground beet root powder, alkanet root powder or 
hibiscus flower powder 5 mL

12 tsp   arrowroot powder                                     2 mL

14 tsp   unsweetened cocoa powder                    1 mL

Pinch     gold mica powder                                   Pinch

3 to 5     drops lavender essential oil                    3 to 5

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.


Matte Blush: Omit gold mica for 
a matte finish.