Have you ever wanted to try to make your own makeup? This DIY is super easy, it only has two ingredients, and doesn’t take very long to make at all. Beets have so much pigment in them, if you cut up a beet without gloves your hands will be stained from the juice. That’s why beets are perfect for making lip stick or blush out of.
- 2 beets peeled and chopped
- 4 tbs vegetable glycerine (purchased on Amazon)
- Container to store it in
First you need to peel and rough chop two beets into 1/2 inch cubes(size doesn’t matter that much you will strain them out later). Make sure to cut off the top of the beet so the leaves do not get in the way.
You need to use a double boiler or create your own like I did by setting a stainless steel bowl into a pot of boiling water. Similar to how you would melt chocolate. Get the water gently boiling, and set your bowl on top.
Add all of your vegetable glycerine into the stainless steel bowl. If you are wondering what vegetable glycerine is it is a clear odorless liquid that is produced from plant oils. Now you can drop in your chopped beet root. You can add more or less depending on the color you would like, if it seems too dark you can add more vegetable glycerine. You can also use dried hibiscus for color too, just make sure to strain the mixture well after letting it simmer.
Let Simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes until the color of the mixture is a deep dark red.
Grab a strainer and your container that can be sealed, and strain the blush into the container. Let cool.
After it has cooled down you can apply this to your cheeks to get a beautiful natural looking blush. It’s easy to apply with a makeup sponge, if the color is too bright for you, you can always add more vegetable glycerine to tone down the color. If you want it to be a deeper color you can add more than one layer(pictured below). I think the blush would also work as a lip stain too, it’s super versatile and is free from harmful chemicals. Store in an air tight container in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator.