Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Armagnac Mousse Blush


What a gorgeous peachy bronze blush! It has a super long-lasting creamy mousse texture that gives a soft-matte finish with a hint of sweet shimmer. It is the perfect pop of  peachy color for your cheeks!

Start with 14 grams of distilled water in a sanitized beaker.

Add in 0.4 grams of rice powder.

Add in 0.4 grams of silica microspheres. You can purchase these from TKB Trading (HERE).

Add in 0.4 grams of vegetable glycerine. You can purchase from Mountain Rose Herbs (HERE).

Add in 1.4 grams of triglyceride. You could also substitute fractionated coconut oil or clear jojoba oil.

Add in 1.5 grams of emulsifying wax. I get mine from Mountain Rose Herbs. You can shop HERE.

Finally, add 0.3 grams of cetyl alcohol to the other ingredients in the beaker. You can order this ingredient from Lotion Crafter (HERE).

Place the beaker with the ingredients into a simmering water bath. Stir the ingredients until fully melted together. Takes about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and allow the beaker to remain in the hot water so the ingredients stay liquid.


I chose three colorants from TKB Trading. You will need 1 gram of Satin White, 1 gram of Shimmer Tangerine Pop, and 0.8 grams of Bronzed Gold. You can find these mica colorants HERE.

Your mixture will look like this when fully melted and combined. Now it is time to add in the pigments and blend well.

Stir and smooth until the colorants are fully dispersed.

I added in a 100% pure essential oil blend called "Bloomers" from Essential Wholesale. I added in just 5 drops. You can omit the fragrance or add a different essential oils such as geranium, lavender, rose or sweet orange.

I preserved my formula with 0.8 grams of AMTicide Coconut and 0.8 grams of Leucidal liquid. Once the formula was under 100 degrees F, I blended in the preservatives. You MUST use a preservative with this recipe. There is water and food for molds and nasty bacteria to thrive on. Use whatever preservative you like or you will need to store it in the fridge and use it up quickly.

Transfer to a sanitized container of your choice.

Here is the blush swatched on my arm in natural light.

Here is the blush when blended out.

To use: dip a clean cotton swab into the blush and dot a small amount on the applies of your cheeks. Gently smooth in a circular motion to make your cheeks glow. Apply more to build up the coverage and color. ***Never put your fingers directly into the product. Store in a cool and dry environment.