Nun's cream and the Economical rouge, Both recipes are very easy to make and you can see the result here. The white pigment in Nun's cream is Bismuth and as you can see it's shiny, bit doesn't cover up very well. I find that interesting because this is the first white makeup I have tried where the ratio between pigment and other ingredients are clearly stated. It is obviously meant to look like this, not completely covering. I only wear rouge on one cheek just so you can see the difference. I have naturally quite red cheeks and you can see that show through the Nun's cream. The Economical rouge looks really nice in my view. Carmine is a very bright pigment, but the rouge is pretty translucent. I also used it on my lips, which produced a rather natural shade in my view.
The rouge worked really well and truly don't need much tweaking. I have been warned that Carmine is a very potent pigment and that you don't need much. I think I might have been a bit too cautious and added a very small pinhead, so the rouge was definitely not over-pigmented. Next time I will add a slightly larger amount of Carmine. I'm sure I will use it again as I liked the colour. I know that it is not to overtones liking to use a pigment that is derived from a louse, but I'm not bothered about it.