All Natural – Cheek & Lip Stain

by SweetSugarMama on February 6, 2012

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Ever since I was young, I remember my mother and grandmothers keeping a slice of uncooked beet in the fridge.  Every morning after applying their moisturizer, they would head over to the fridge and rub the beet on their cheeks and lips.  This was their daily makeup.  They always had that healthy glow about them.  The kind of glow you get after being out in the fresh air for a while.

For years I used the Cheek and Lip stain from Benefit, until I started to wonder if all the stuff they add on  (that I can’t pronounce) can be harmful for me.  I thought of my Mom’s way of adding color to her face and decided to have my take on it.  Here’s what I came up with.

I made several bottles since it’s so easy and inexpensive to make.  I give them out to my Mom (who no longer needs to keep cut up beets in the fridge), and my teenage nieces who love the stuff as much as I do.

Here’s how to make your own:

Step 1:  Cut Stems and Peel one or two red beets.  The amount of beets depends on how much you’re making.  If it’s only for you, then one will do.  If you want to make extra to give out then two should be more than plenty.

Step 2: Simmer over medium heat for about 8 to 10 minutes or until desired deep red is reached.

Step 3:  Let cool & drain.

Step 4:  Pour into a small wide-mouth bottle.  I used some empty shampoo bottles I kept from a hotel we stayed at.

Step 5: Print the label for the bottle here or click on label below.

Step 6:  I use the stain right after I moisturize my face so the stain glides on and it’s easier to apply.  Of course, this is something you don’t have to do.  If you find the stain is too rich, you can always dab a bit of water to your cheeks before applying.

To print out the PDF instructions, click here or on the picture below.

Dab a bit of the stain onto a cotton ball and apply to your cheeks and lips.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

angelgig February 29, 2012 at 11:25 am

Hi this is exactly what I have been looking for! Can you post a picture of how you look using the cheek and lip stain? Thanks much!


SweetSugarMama March 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I really thought about doing that but I was not very presentable when I did my blog post. I promise I’ll post one in a couple of days when I cook my next batch (I ran out a couple of days ago). I promise it’s so worth it, you won’t regret doing it!


KTownson May 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm

This looks fantastic! How long does this keep for? Thanks for this post!


SweetSugarMama May 11, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Hi! If you store it in the fridge for about 2 months. The rosy look will last all day unless you are out in the hot sun sweating, then like any other make up it will come off with excessive sweat.

You can also do what my mother does, which is just slice the beet when you are ready to use it in a thin slice and apply it directly on the cheeks. The color is much pure this way. You can always reuse that same slice if you wrap it in saran wrap and keep it in the fridge. It really is worth it! You’ll have people giving you compliments on how radiant your skin looks!


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