Lip to Cheek: DIY Beauty
December 11, 2015 | Kathryn Kellogg
Last Updated on April 3, 2020
I have had a lot of beauty experiments. Not all of them go according to plan. In fact most fall pretty flat. But, I have to say I’m pretty stoked about this lip to cheek. There are two different versions.
First you need to get a beet. Peel it and grate it. Add the beet shreds into a sieve. Place the sieve over a bowl and press the juice out.
OPTION 1: Make my chapstick recipe and add 2 Tablespoons of beet juice. You’ll need to constantly stir it as it cools to properly combine all of the ingredients. Apply it by dabbing onto cheeks and blending. You can use a lip brush or your finger for lips.
OPTION 2: Pour the beet juice into a container with a roller and add 1/8 of teaspoon of clear alcohol. Give a good shake, and roll onto your cheeks and blend. Roll onto lips and apply non-tinted chapstick on top.
The vitamin E in the chapstick and the alcohol in the roller both work as preservatives. I found that the chapstick recipe broke down quicker even when stored in the fridge. It tends to oxidize and turn a little darker in color. That could also be that it’s stored in a metal tin?
Overall I like the roller better and applying non-tinted chapstick on my lips afterwords. I think it lasts longer and applies easier. It’s also easier to make! A total win all the way around. When’s the last time you bought organic makeup for .80 cents?
Do you think you’ll try it? Have you made any DIY make up? What were your successes and failures?
This look amazing! I’ve tried several recipes of mascara: a huge fail!
Mascara. I 100% feel your pain. Haha.
Kathryn! These are gorgeous. Will be trying this when my current one runs out. You are so rad for cooking this up!
Thanks! I’m so glad you like it! The roller is definitely my favorite and it’s so easy! Let me know when you try it!
I’ve never tried making my own cosmetics but it is interesting! I’m going to share with my teen daughter, I bet she and her friends would love it!
Yes! They would have a blast! Juice a beet; put it on your face!
I have never tried making my own makeup but I would love making my own lipsticks and eyeshadows. Your lip to cheek diy looks great
Great post! I can’t wait to try your chapstick recipe sounds so easy 😀
It is so easy and amazing! I’m going to get the beeswax in ounces since everyone has different types, grated, pellets, and solids. Let me know if you make it!
No try for cosmetic … let’s see later 🙂
I definitely want to try adding this to my chapstick! Have you ever tried using hibiscus powder? I think that is going to be my next kitchen adventure that will take 3 days to clean up.
I’ve heard really good things about it! Please let me know when you make it! I would love to read about it. I tried to make beetroot powder, but makeup wise – it was a complete failure. lol.
I love this! Actually, I love beets in general, but they are perfect for dying just about anything. I love DIY beauty products. We love lotion bars as well 🙂
I love beets. LOVE beets. Yummmmmmm. I would love to make lotion bars! Do you have a recipe?
This is so neat! I would never think to make my own lipstick, but it is a great idea and probably much healthier!
You gave me idea when I will test a new one lipstick! Thanks.
What a gorgeous color! I would absolutely love to try making my own lipstick. So fun!
That looks fun to do. I will share this with my daughter. I’m sure she’d love to try making her own lipstick.
I’m sure she would have a blast! Let me know how it turns out!
WOW! How cool. I love that you try to use natural products and are conscious about waste. The colors look great.
Such a fun idea! I’ve never thought of using beets for makeup.
I have never made makeup before. My sister knows how to make chapstick or lipgloss. They’re really nice actually. So cool you did this!
My daughter likes to make her own skin care and beauty products – I will share this with her. Thanks!
Wow! I’m impressed that you make your own makeup. I love the color and seeing the process of making this. Nice work!
I recently made chapstick and it was a disaster because all the ingredients separated. Love the tip to continue to stir it as it cools.
I’ve never done any DIY makeup but it sure looks like a neat idea! I would never have guessed that beets could become makeup!
Haha I have never thought about making my own makeup before! Maybe I should try it sometime.
I love lipbalms. I’ve never made my own before but this is very pretty.
I’ve never done this before. But I’m impressed. It looks good on you. 🙂
Wow, that looks great on you! I’m ready to try it myself! Do you think i could use pommegranate instead of beets? (because I often find pommegranates when dumpsterdiving). Do you know of other ingredients if one wants to make lip stain in another color? My dream is making one in deep burgundy red!
Dude no no no. You cannot make a batch and use it all week. It turns dark and smells. You need to add a small amount of powder to a little water every day in a clean cup apply to the cheeks with a brush. This stuff works wonderful, but honestly has to be made DAILY
PS, by powder I mean dried (in oven) and ground up in a blender beets
hi , the lip stain, how much did it lasted without oxidation?
Hi, I tried a different way. I washed, sliced, then boiled the beets then reduced the liquid. I poured the liquid into a jar and added a splash of vodka. I loved the result but the liquid went rancid within a week! Did I do something wrong? What is the normal "shelf life"?
Hi! Is the beet cooked before grating it or is it raw? Do you keep this in the fridge? How long can I expect it to keep? Thank you!