How To Make Cream Blush With Unused Lipsticks: Do It Yourself

by Aparajita S on December 22, 2012 · 68 comments

How To Make Cream Blush With Unused Lipsticks: Do It Yourself

Hi Everyone!

We all like rosy and glowing cheeks in winters, don’t we? and cream blushes offer more dewy look than powder blushes in these cold days. I wanted a perfect pink cream blush for myself in the affordable range and was searching online sites since long. The ones in my budget were shimmery kinds (which I don’t like at all) and the ones which I loved absolutely were beyond my budget.  So, an all disheartened me decided to cancel the plan, but yesterday, I was making myself a makeup kit (DIY coming soon) and saw a lipstick which I rarely use.

How To Make Cream Blush With Unused Lipsticks Do It Yourself

I have already reviewed it here. It’s the Coloressence Mesmerizing Lip Color in “Back to Basics.”  I absolutely love the color, but the drying nature of the lipstick makes me rarely reach for it. I also noticed a small sample pot of cold cream which I got free with some magazine. As you all know by now that my vacations are going on and so I literally have an idle mind now.  So, I decided to do an experiment and it worked! :D I am the proud owner of an awesome cream blush now.

Read on to see how I made it: you will need the following things:

Cream Blush 1

1. Any unused lipstick (try to avoid totally sheer ones).
2. A spoon ( steel ones and NOT plastic ones).
3. Candle and matchsticks.
4. Thread.
5. Toothpick or Q tips.
6. Any clean container ( I used empty Lakme compact powder case).
7. A moisturizing cold cream (do not substitute cream with lotion).

Procedure:

Step 1:

Cream Blush 2

Take the thread and cut out a portion of the lipstick. You just need to make a loop around the lipstick bullet and then slowly pull the loop towards yourself; the thread will neatly cut the lipstick.

Step 2:

Cream Blush 3

Place it on the centre of the spoon and hold it over the candle flame.

Step 3:

Cream Blush 4

Cream Blush 5

Once you see the lipstick starting to melt, hold the spoon a bit higher over the flame. This will prevent the lipstick from boiling.

Step 4:

Cream Blush 6

Cream Blush 7

Pour this liquid in the container and add a dollop of cream into it and start mixing immediately with a tooth pick or Q tip. If your container is of plastic, mix it in a steel bowl first and then transfer the mixture into the container once it cools down.

Step 5:

Continue mixing till it becomes smooth. If you think the color is too dark, add some more cream.

Step 6:

Wipe the edges of the container clean with the Q tip and you have your very own cream blush ready! :D

Have a look at the wrist swatches:

Cream Blush 8

Cream Blush 9

Cream Blush 10

Finally, here is how it looks on me:

Aparajita

This blush is VERY pigmented and I just needed to apply 3 dots on each cheek. Staying power? Hold your breath, it stayed for 6 hours on me without fading! It went away completely when I washed my face with face wash. My cheeks remained moisturized because of the cold cream and there was this rosy flush of color which I absolutely loved! I hope you will try this DIY too, you can even create various colors by mixing different shades of lipsticks together.

Happy experimenting girls! :D see you with the next DIY :)

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{ 68 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol December 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm

That;s a super cool DIY Aparajita. I have oily skin and cannot use cold cream even in winters, what should oily skin people like me use instead of cold cream

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm

u use aloe vera gels na? that nature essence one? i think the liquid lipstick will mix nicely with the gel too :) that wont be too oily also :D

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ashna December 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

hey great tip!!! i have a habit of using a mixture of face cream and lipstick for a hint of color on my cheeks. in fact in emergency time i use it on my eyelids as well! till date is thot it was just me who used this trick! awesome! great DIY.

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:04 pm

thanks ashna! :) well, lipstick in cheeks is used by women since ages, but i find it a bit cumbersome in blending :( so thought of this idea :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

thanks ashna! :) well, lipstick on cheeks is used by women since ages, but i find it a bit cumbersome in blending :( so thought of this idea :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm

moderationnnnn :-/ thanks ashna :)

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Manisha December 22, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Perfect :) I am looking for some cream blushes but failed to find any in my budget. This one is cool, easy & great usage of unused lipsticks.Good going Aparajita, Love you :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:08 pm

thanks manisha! i faced the same prob :( do try this! :D

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tarry December 22, 2012 at 3:49 pm

WOW Aprajita,

this is super cool! But am also asking the same question as Jomo and Pooja… what can we oilies substitute for the creme?

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:09 pm

aloe vera gels :) or any moisturizer meant for oily skin :)

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Shikha December 22, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I think instead of creams moisturizers can be added. Just put lipstick on your finger and spread across on cheeks evenly you dnt need cream or moisturizer even

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

ya shikha, that’s done by many, but that way i find the blending a bit cumbersome :(

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:12 pm

mdrtn again :(

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Neha Padhi December 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm

You are a genius,aps!!!awesomest DIY ever!!!!absolutely loving it!!!!

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

thanks neha! :) <3

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:07 pm

use the aloe vera gels available in market pooja :) or u can even try any other moisturizer which is formulated mainly for oily skinned beauties :)

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Rati December 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm

this is sooo amazing aparajita. Loved the natural flush of color on your cheeks. I loved the thread technique that you shared. So neat and useful. :))

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Aparajita December 22, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Thanks rati :D u knw i got this thrd tchnque frm my granny.she used to slice hard boiled eggs with thread for egg salad n stuff:)

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Surabhi @ Womanatics December 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Loved this one again Aparajita.. :D and yeh melting is sooo easy..!!!

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

thanks surabhi! waiting for your DIYs dear :*

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Nidhi R December 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Nice and clean DIY Aparajita. you have done it again. The color on your cheeks is so natural. Thanks for sharing this.

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm

thanks nidhi! :D

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Natasha (Nats) December 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm

hmmmmmm achha hai…. my cheeks are naturally red which I hate :/ will try this some day :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:39 pm

u r lucky girl! :D my sis has naturally pink cheeks too :)

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Natasha (Nats) December 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm

cheeeee i dnt like but :/

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Shruti December 22, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Amazing! And you have so much patience Aparajita! :) I usually dab some color on my cheeks using my fingertips and use the lipstick bullet directly. And your cheeks look fabulous with a healthy glow! Kudos! :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:42 pm

i did that too shruti, but sometimes the color gets too dark and my cheeks look clownish :( so i stopped doing that

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pia December 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

wowowow… the flush of colour on ur cheeks is gorgeous… me loves <3 <3

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm

thanks a lot pia :D

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Sabrina December 22, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Wow, nice, but I cant use any kind of cream on my face, so I think I should try it with something else like aloe vera gel, like you said. Just bought a tube of aloe vera gel 2 days back, so lets see how it goes. Very innovative idea. :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

thanks sabrina! :) ya, do try with aloe vera gel

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Ray December 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Hi Aparajita :) nice DIY. I will certainly try it :) loved your piccy in the end :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:44 pm

thanks Ray :D

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Nidhi December 22, 2012 at 8:03 pm

woooww.Aparajita..this is a very nice and useful tut :-)… and this blush color has turned out to be super pretty..just like you :-)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

aww…. hugs <3 thanks nidhi! :D

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Reema December 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm

Superb it is Aparajita… Love the natural rosey dosey look the blush is giving… *blushes* :P

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 8:56 pm

:D thnakooooooz :*

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Lakshmipriya December 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Awesome DIY.. Bookmarking it, will try once i get some time tomorrow :) :D

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 9:19 pm

:) :) do tell me ur experience :)

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hana December 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm

hey aprajita gr8 DIY m gonna try it 4 sure

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 9:23 pm

thanks hana! :D

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Rachna December 22, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Gosh…..Aparajita who says “An Idle Mind is Devil’s Workshop”….here in IMBB vacations are creating an Einstein in makeup ;) :P
an another ultimate DIY, loved it :-*

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 9:21 pm

yippieee! ur comment made my day! :D love u! :*

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Rachna December 22, 2012 at 9:26 pm

thanks dear :D that was all I really want to say bout this post :)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm
sreya December 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm

nice diy.. but i will use lipishticks directly.. i am sooo lazy ;) ;) :P

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 9:36 pm

hehe ;)

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priya December 22, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Hey girl that’s a cool trick, I cannot use cream blushes, they just don’t go well wid my makeup but will definitely pass on this tip to all ma frnds, thanx for sharing:)

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

u r welcome :)

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Amropali Nath December 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm

That’s a good trick Aparajita and simple too… :)

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

thanks :)

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Nafisa Ali December 22, 2012 at 10:46 pm

wowow! thats an amazing tip yaar! super :) i shud go thru my lippies now n c what neglected colors can reused now! :) thanks for sharing

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

:D thankooooooooz :D :*

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Lakshmi December 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Amazing is the word,I will try the aloevvera version.ihave lipsticks around with out using.we can keep it in fridge for some time to set it .will that work?

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

yup.. definitely :)

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Shami December 22, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Me too liked the way you cut the lipstick with thread!!! never seen like this before, awesome diy, i would replace aloe gel instead of creams :)

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

:) learnt it from granny , shami :) thanks

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Varsha December 23, 2012 at 12:11 am

Awesome DIY. I have mixed my almost over lipsticks with vaseline to make my own tinted lip balm! This is a great idea.

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:04 pm

:) thanks varsha

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Pooh December 23, 2012 at 1:13 am

It looks fun ;)

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

it is! :D

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Al December 23, 2012 at 1:26 am

Awe sum DIY. Sadly I cent use cream blushes due to my oily skin

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:06 pm

thanks Al :)

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dharani December 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm

6 hours really…? i am so doing this…lovely didi…keep coming…an Einstein indeed..

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm

yup :) and it went off only after i washed my face with face wash… but i guess it depends on the pigmentation power of your lippie :)

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aparajita December 23, 2012 at 3:05 pm

thanks vani :)

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dharani December 24, 2012 at 2:47 pm

ya true…can u say what colour u used because i am guessing the cream tones down the colour making it a light one…..a swatch of the lipstick and then the blush together pls didi….i will have an idea about how dark i have to choose

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aparajita January 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

i have used coloressence lipstick in back to basics. have reviewd it already. check that :)

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