I’ve mentioned a few times that my new favorite blush is the shade Luminous Flush of the beautiful Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes. But whew, these aren’t the cheapest blushes on the block. They are absolutely stunning and I’ve never seen a blush deliver quite a beautiful effect on the skin. I wanted to try to make my own “version” of the blushes with some products I had that I wasn’t using. And the result wasn’t too bad!
You will need a blush, a shimmery eyeshadow in a creamy shade, alcohol, glass dish, a few makeup brushes and q-tips. I used an old blush by ELF in Tickled Pink along with a discontinued shade of eyeshadow called Cream Soda by bareMinerals. This would be a great dupe for the Cream Soda shade I used.
1. Break your blush into crumbles using the bottom of a eyeshadow brush.
2. Tap into glass dish.
3. Add desired amount of “shimmer” from eyeshadow color of choice.
4. Stir together and then tap back into the blush compact. This is where it becomes messy.
5. Add about a capful of alcohol and smooth out the blush with your fingers or a concealer brush.
6. Tap a bit of the shimmery eyeshadow over top before it dries.
7. Allow it to dry for 24-48 hours by leaving the lid open. Clean off excess blush and shadow with a q-tip.
The result was pretty! It was a soft pink with just enough shimmer to be picked up in the sun. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes retail for about $35.00, but this DIY could be made by spending well under $10.00. Sure, it won’t be as pretty in the container, and may not deliver the exact same effect, but it’s pretty close. And it saves you a step in the morning too!