I have horrible sleeping habits that take a huge toll on my skin and can sometimes make me look like a vampire – not the look I’m going for. So in order not to scare the kiddies, sometimes some blush is needed – or better yet, cheek stain!
Why use cheek stains?
Cheek tints give you a pop of colour that looks healthy and natural. It also has much better lasting power that leaves your cheeks kiss-proof for much longer than the powder alternative.
What to avoid in your blush
Talc: is one of the main ingredients in most blushes, which may be contaminated with carcinogenic asbestos fibres – asbestos! Would be good to avoid that.
Bismuth Oxychloride: can also be sound in some blushes, which is used for shine. This chemical can irritate sensitive skin and cause redness and itching.
Kiss Me Cheek Stain
Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp honey, 1 beetroot
Utensils: blender, coffee filter or muslin cloth
Step 1: Cut the beetroot in half and trim off the skin.
Step 2: Cut into tiny pieces.
Step 3: Add all the ingredients into a food processor, and blend until it’s all liquefied.
Step 4: Strain the mixture through a coffee filter so that you get silky consistency with maximum colour.
Step 5: Squeeze and squeeze some more.
Step 6: Use a cotton bud and dab three dots onto the apple of your cheeks, and blend until the skin absorbs the stain.
This will keep in the fridge for up to 4 weeks (you can use it on your lips too!). Tell me what you think by commenting below – I love reading your comments!