DIY Luminous Lip And Cheek Stain

DIY Luminous Lip And Cheek Stain
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I’ve been dying to try out this DIY for months. I wanted to create an all-natural DIY Luminous Lip And Cheek Stain that would add a little pink pout to my lips and a flush to my cheeks. And, I wanted to use ingredients in this DIY that are really nourishing for my skin. So, I’m happy to report that I’ve come up with a formula that works … and that you can make at home!

The great news is that you only need 4 ingredients. I am using beet juice. I’ve seen that a similar DIY’s for this project (had a peek on Pinterest), use Beet Powder. But this didn’t work for me because it’s grainy. Beet powder would work for a lip scrub, but not a tint or stain.

I also tried a ton of different combos, but this recipe is the only one (after hours of experimenting), that really worked. Keep in mind if you are vegan, that I am using beeswax. I’d love to find an alternative, so if you have any ideas…I’m open!


  • Gives a soft pinky gloss to your lip
  • Gives a soft natural-looking blush to your cheek
  • Infuses your skin with antioxidants
  • Softens your skin with Vitamin E

For the DIY Luminous Lip And Cheek Stain, you will need


  1. Pour your beet juice through a piece of cheesecloth to remove any tiny bits of sediment
  2. Place the coconut oil and beeswax in a microwave-safe container and microwave for 1 minute or until the beeswax pellets have melted
  3. Leave to cool for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture begins to set/get cloudy (it’s really important that you wait until the mixture thickens/sets because if it’s too hot and liquidy, the beet juice will separate.
  4. Add the Vitamin E oil and beet juice and mix vigorously with a popsicle stick or a teaspoon. If it does separate, wait a few minutes, and then mix vigorously again.
  5. Spoon into little lip balm pots. You can find them online, or you can use an old pot or jar (but make sure you sterilize it by soaking it in just-boiled water for a couple of minutes.
  6. If you want to have a little sheen or glitter in your tint, brush the spoolie brush across your eye shadow until you brush off about 1/4 tsp worth of powder. Add this to the just-mixed lip tint and mix really well before spooning into the pot.

Storage: You can take your tint with you. But when not using, I recommend storing in a cool, dark spot.

Shelf-life: Approx 3 months. But remember, with anything that doesn’t contain a preservative, you are better off dipping a swab in the pot to apply because a finger dipping in and out of any jar might contaminate in bacteria. Don’t be paranoid though! This is a general tip for all-natural skincare creams, lotions, and potions that come in jars.


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