DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes

Heather Dessinger

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DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes

If you love the fresh, dewy glow of cream blush but not the slew of parabens and phthalates that are used to achieve it, I think you’ll love these simple DIY cream blush and lip tint recipes.

They create a dewy finish that makes skin glow, and are made with non-toxic, natural and/or organic ingredients. Also, if you’re like me and sometimes want more of a matte finish, you can use your leftover ingredients to make homemade powdered blush and this tinted lip balm. The tinted balm is more translucent than the recipes below (which are more like lipstick), making it perfect for light makeup days.

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Now let’s get back to the recipe . . .

Homemade Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes
DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint

DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint

Like my natural powdered blush, the recipes below contain the same 3-4 ingredients in different ratios. Number one is pure pink, while number two is pink with a bit of bronze mixed in. Number three is plum colored when applied to the lips and bronzy pink when applied to the cheeks.

Each recipe fits in one of these 1/2 ounce tins.


Recipe #1 – Pure Pink

Recipe #2 – Pink With A Touch Of Bronze

Recipe #3 – Sun-Kissed

DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint

To Make

Combine ingredients using a mortar and pestle or small bowl and a fork. Transfer to a 1/2 ounce tin for storage.

Shelf Life

1+ years

To Use

Apply a small amount to your cheeks or lips and smooth over skin.

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These DIY cream blush and lip tint recipes create a dewy finish that makes skin glow, and can be made with just 3-4 ingredients.

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30 thoughts on “DIY Cream Blush And Lip Tint Recipes”

  1. I’ve found that it stays put very well on my cheeks, but rubs off easily when used a lip gloss. Saliva dissolves glycerin, unfortunately. A lip gloss made with oil/wax would work better.

  2. Hi! Oh, I so wish these beautiful lip tints were matte and in the orange family of colors. IF you ever figure out how to make them, I would be so very grateful. I am older and spark-ly lip stick makes my lips look even older. Blessings for all you do!

    • Beet root powder and a tad of turmeric would make nice matte color ranging from rich pink to corals( oranges) the Shea butter won’t make it glossy

    • Maybe add a few drops peppermint or cinnamon essential oil, it plumps your lips. I had the same problem, now I just add a few drops of either or both to my lip glosses and lipsticks. Even the store bought stay fast products…

  3. I am ready to place my order for the ingredients for the Sun kissed cream blush, however, after reading the reviews about Shea butter and the smell of it, can coconut oil or something else be substituted? Thank you

    • I’m wondering the same thing Lori. I know this comment is 2 years ago but hope it reaches you. Did you ever try something besides shea butter??

  4. I love this, and it’s so much better than store-bought, but the rose mica is not naturally colored. All the mica’s are lab colored. This just gives the impression that it’s 100% natural. I guess you are considering the synthetic dye in the mica 100% non-toxic. I do love this though.

    • Thanks for your comment, Cara! You’re right that most of the mica’s used in cosmetics are no longer mined, however based on my research the lab-created and colored mica’s are identical to earth-derived ones, just without the potential for heavy metal contamination.

      “Oxides and pigments are considered natural colorants. At one time in their existence, they were mined directly from the earth. However, anything mined from the earth tends to have heavy metals, like lead and arsenic in them. Thus, most of the pigments and oxides on the market today are manufactured in labs and are natural identical to what used to be mined from the earth. The colorants are considered mineral and are derived from the oxidation of iron, with different colors coming from the different oxidation states of iron. According to the US Code of Federal Regulations (Part 21, Section 73.2250), natural iron oxides cannot be used as color additives in the United States. This is because lab created minerals typically have a higher degree of chemical purity and, as a crafting plus, are also more regular in size, which gives them a more even, bold color pay-off.”

  5. Beet root powder and a tad of turmeric would make nice matte color ranging from rich pink to corals( oranges) the Shea butter won’t make it glossy

  6. Hi! What souls way about making this with cacao butter? I know it is a very solid butter, so maybe if I mix It with a part of a softer one (like cupuaçu butter), do you think I could achieve more or less the same texture as shea butter?

  7. Hi, did you use any preservatives in order to increase the shelf life of the products? And without the preservatives, how long would the shelf life be?

  8. I am a very sensitive person to chemicals, and was wondering about the kaolin clay and rose mica. I read about kaolin having some lead in it. Is this true? I have had heavy metal poisoning, and couldn’t use it if it does. Would bentonite powder work for this application? Also, could I use organic beet root powder or organic rose hips powder instead of the mica? Would these changes make the shelf life less (am thinking especially about the beet root powder)?
    Would you have any other suggestions? Thank you Heather.

  9. 5 stars
    I tried and love #2. I tweaked the amount of cocoa a little, just to slightly darken the pink. I use it as a Blush. Love it!
    Thanks so much for a great recipe.