I loved seeing all of the roses, and speaking of roses, remember a few weeks ago when I shared my review of the Lancome La Rose Blush? See the original post here. I talked about making my own and a few of you suggested that I do it, so welcome to today's post!
Since the original Lancome La Rose is $60 and sold out in most places, I had to make a comparable diy version. And it is SO easy.
blush, shadow, or highlight
optional: pink paint for box, rose gold marker for edge
Choose your rose. I wanted one that closely resembled the original Lancome rose in color. Make sure the rose is clean and free from dust. I used a blast from a keyboard air cleaner for mine.
Remove stem and all leaves.
TIP: Make sure the rose fits in the small box.
Choose your color. I have an eyeshadow from Maybelline in Seashell that is pretty much a dupe. But for those not into highlight, you can choose an eyeshadow or blush.
TIP: If using blush/shadow, make sure the shade matches the rose in color as well.
METHOD 2: Add a little rubbing alcohol or makeup setting spray (not the dewy kind) to a small bowl and scrape into it your shade. You should have more color than alcohol. Mix well. I used the blush for this demonstration because it photographed better.
Paint box pink if desired. The rim on the original Lancome is rose gold, so you can use a paint marker for the edge to mimic it.
Hot glue the rose to the bottom of the box. Use a brush to apply product to face. Keep the lid on when not in use.
METHOD 3: Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. Spray the rose gently and then brush pigment on top. Allow to dry.
METHOD 4: Mix makeup setting spray with the pigment and spray on rose.
Other things I tried but didn't like as much: vegetable glycerin with color (too heavy/greasy), coconut oil with pigment (too thick, no matter how I did it), painting just individual petals (like those in the background of my pics) and rubbing them on my face (kinda silly, but a good idea for travel but there's paper blush/highlight already).
I found Maybelline Seashell to be a pretty good dupe. On the first finger is the Lancome and on my middle finger is the Maybelline.
What do you think of this DIY?
SEE ALSO: Beauty DIYs with roses (use those leftover roses from Valentine's Day)