DIY Lip and Cheek Stain

Hello girls!

I’m back with yet another simple DIY. I have seen a lot of Youtubers use Benefit’s Benetint. It looks so gorgeous. But with my meager pocket money, I’ll have to save so much to buy Benetint. So instead of being sad, I decided to make my own. It took a bit of time to gather the ingredients, but the result was worth it. So lets get into it!

DIY Lip and Cheek Stain


  1. Water [preferably boiled water, that has been cooled down to room temperature]
  2. Glycerine
  3. Red food colouring/Beetroot Powder
  4. Q-tip

That’s it. It requires just three ingredients! 🙂

DIY Lip and Cheek Stain


1. Combine a tbsp of water with 1 tsp of glycerine.

DIY Lip and Cheek Stain

DIY Lip and Cheek Stain

2. If you like the texture, which by the should be watery and not thick because we’re in the making of a ‘tint’, go ahead and add a drop of the red food coloring.

DIY Lip and Cheek Stain

3. If not, keep adding 2-3 drops of glycerine and mix till you get the desired consistency.

DIY Lip and Cheek Stain

4. The amount of red food colouring depends on how dark you want your tint to be.

Tada! You’re Tint is ready!
Store it in a little bottle and use it with a Q-tip.

DIY Lip and Cheek Stain


  • Use a Q-tip to apply the tint on your cheeks and/or lips. I suggest you take very little amount of the tint first and then keep building up.
  • The swatch shown in the picture is a result of swiping 4-5 times with a Q-tip.
  • It takes a bit of time to absorb into the skin, so be patient. If you’re in a hurry, just dab some drops, spread it with your fingers and blot the excess with a tissue.
  • While applying on the lips, be sure not to use too much of the liquid.
  • If you want a different coloured tint, you can use different food colours like orange and pink.
  • This tint can be easily washed off with plain water. I think this tint stays for 3-4 hours.

Hope you found this helpful. 🙂

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