For this natural blush you only need 2 ingredients: starch and pink or red roses. Just gather some fresh, organic roses and you can make your own natural rose blush.
- fresh, organic, dark pink or red rose petals
Put some starch and the fresh petals into a mortar. Use less starch at first, you can always add more later, if the blush should really be too dark.
Pound the rose petals very fine.
Because of the fresh rose petals, the blush will be moist, and it needs to be dried quickly in order to retain the pink color. Here I tried to dry the blush at room temperature and the blush turned brown.
Preheat your oven to 50°C/ 120°F. Then turn off the heat, and let the blush dry in the oven for about 2 hours.
And your natural rose blush is finished! 😀
I also tried to dry the rose petals first and then pound them in a mortar. But it’s not possible to get them as fine as fresh rose petals.
This time the blush retained the pink color and didn’t become brown.
The blush has a lovely pink color, but it doesn’t give much color to the cheeks. Next time I’d use more rose petals and less starch. The blush has a cold pink color, and I thought it’d just work for cool skin undertones. But unexpectedly it also looked good with my yellow skin tone. And the powdered blush works especially well as a setting powder over my alkanet cream blush.