I am a thrifty person. So when I saw this idea for DIY blush I decided to give it a try. It only uses baby powder, water, and red food coloring. To make a medium pink color, the directions said to use 3-4 drops of food coloring. I found I needed to use a lot more than that to get the color I usually use. It was hard to get the right consistency but I got it eventually. The first time I tried it, the color it turned out to be when dry was way too light so I tried again and got a better color.
The homemade blush didn't go on as well as store-bought blush. It was also messy since it was more powdery. My thought is that I would rather spend a little more money and get blush that is easier to work with.
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