This morning I was getting ready for my day with a simple, clean daytime look and, even in with enormous collection of blushes and cheek tints, that I couldn’t find that “just right” color to set off my clean eye makeup including simple almost-black liquid liner, perfectly groomed brows and neutral lids. I’m sure you can relate…no?
After digging for about five minutes, I finally found the right color — Face Atlier’s Ultra Blush in Pink Satin — but in a powder, which, for me, doesn’t last through the day. In fact, I’m lucky to make it to lunch without looking sad and sallow. To top it off, I’m one of those people who doesn’t like to refuses to touch-up.
My solution? Being a hope-to-die DIY’er, I would craft my own long-lasting cheek tint!
Which is precisely what I did…with perfect results at that.
My recipe? Simple.
Into the lid of a leftover mineral makeup sample (I have so many…seriously), I added about 1/8 teaspoon of plain glycerine, which I always have on hand (great for a quick ‘n easy moisturizing “sheen”). Then, using a sterilized metal nail file, I scraped a little of my lovely Face Atelier blush into the glyercine. Then I mixed, mixed, mixed. If I was to guess, I’d say I all in all, I added a little over a “dash” of blush powder. BTW, in cooking terms a dash is a little more than 1/16 teaspoon and less than 1/8.
What I ended up with was a rosy-pink tranlucent liquid gel. I was tempted to keep adding more blush scrapings, but I resisted and tested the mix.
Guess what? Perfection!
I had a lovely pink glow. My faced looked like I’d just taken a brisk walk through snowy Central Park.
And did my glow last? Only all day and then some.
So there you have it. A lovely, simple, quick and oil-free cheek tint recipe, practically guaranteed to last and last.
PS – Pink lips and cheeks are VERY hot this Spring and into Fall and Winter ’09, so get the look while it’s still pipin’.
If you can’t find FACE Atelier in your area, GirlPaint recommends LORAC Blush in Pink