How To Make Natural Cheek Tint: Do It Yourself

by Aparajita S on December 3, 2012 · 63 comments

How To Make Natural Cheek Tint: Do It Yourself

Hello Girls,

Today, I am very excited as I am going to share with you all a very easy way to make your own cheek tint at home! We are all fond of rosy cheeks, aren’t we? But somehow, the thought of lathering my face with blush everyday makes me scared. This is because I have fairly good skin (touchwood) and I fear that constant use of chemicals might harm my skin texture in the long run, but I am really fond of rosy cheeks, especially during winters. I wanted a herbal way which would give subtle color to my cheeks and nourish it too at the same time! I know it sounds too much to ask for, but thankfully, I found out the way. So today, I am going to teach you how to make yourself your very own nourishing cheek tint.

How To Make Natural Cheek Tint Do It Yourself

Things you will need are:

1. Beetroot ( choose the fresh ones from the market).
2. Glycerin.
3. A clean bottle to store your tint.
4. Knife (to cut the beetroot).
5. Sieve (to strain the tint into the bottle).



Wash the beet root and peel off the outer skin.

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Step 2:

Slice the beet root into a bowl and further chop it into small slices.

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Add enough glycerin to immerse all the pieces in the bowl.

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Step 4:

Now, place this bowl in a double boiler and simmer for 15 minutes. Β If you don’t have a double boiler like me, use a saucepan. Β Just put some water in the pan, rest the bowl in it and put the saucepan on fire for 10 minutes.

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Step 5:

Now, let the mixture cool and then strain it into the bottle.

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Your very own cheek tint is ready! πŸ˜€

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Advantages of this cheek tint:

1. The glycerin in it will moisturize and keep your cheeks soft.

2. The beet root is full of antioxidants, so you are actually treating your skin with nourishment as you are tinting it.

3. It won’t break you out as it is totally homemade.

4. Glycerin acts as a preservative and this tint will stay for more than a month, but yes, weather conditions vary in India, so I would suggest you to throw it away if you happen to smell something other than beet there!

5. It will never give you a made up look, just a natural rosy glow!


1. Not as much pigmented as the readymade cheek tints available in market.

2. Does not have a shelf life as long as its chemical counterparts.

3. It might not show up on dusky skin tones. For the dusky beauties, I would suggest, rub beet slices directly on your cheeks and build up till you get the desired color.

Finally, here is how it looks on my cheeks πŸ™‚


I hope you enjoyed this, ladies! See you next time!

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nisha December 3, 2012 at 12:02 pm

is it suitable for oily skin too?


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Hey nisha, i would suggest u just rub the beet slices directly on your cheeks and avoid the glycerin. πŸ™‚


Rama December 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

OMG Aps..this is brilliant!!!
i knew knew beetroot can be used as cheek tint..wen i wasa kid, i used to rub it on my lips for the tint..but never thought of cheeks..


Rama December 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm

never knew that beetroot can be used as cheek tint*


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Thanks rama.. Its really effective. N u know the best part? U r actually giving ur skin a dose of antioxidants when u r using this:D


neetu aadya lohani December 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

awesome aparajita!! Its great for people like me!! I hope i can replace glycerin wid honey as glycerin irritates my acne prone skin.. πŸ˜›
Wonderful DIY


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Thanks a lot sweets!:* u can do one thing, just dab some freshly crushed beet on ur cheeks. Honey will make it sticky. Beet used alone is not at all sticky:)


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

I never tried it over compact pragnya πŸ™ i guess it will wrk best on bare cheeks… It stayed fr 3hours on me πŸ™‚


Chhaya December 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm

its nice i eat beetroot and my lips also become pinkish….and wenevr i rub ice on my cheeks it gives me the same blush effect…:) will try this one now


sandhya December 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

apa this is so unique! and look at that blush on your face! so lovely! will surely try!


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Thanks chhaya and sandhya πŸ™‚


Kinjal December 3, 2012 at 12:18 pm

sounds good, and all natural .. πŸ™‚ to make pink lips i use it once a week but never new can be used at a tint for cheeks.. thanks for sharing. i would like to give it a try and see.


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Hey kinjal, if u dont have dry skin like me then u can use just fresh beet slices on ur cheeks, no need for the glycerin hassle:)


Kinjal December 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm

ok ill give it a try .. πŸ™‚ but i have really oily skin :-(..


Aarbee December 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I remember Amrita Arora mentioning this way of tinting cheeks once in an interview when asked the secret of her always fresh rosy flush πŸ˜€
Loved the DIY Aps!


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thanks a lot aarbee n shikha πŸ™‚


Shikha December 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Nice DIY


Nafisa Ali December 3, 2012 at 12:28 pm

this is beyond brilliant!!!!! cant wait to try this! πŸ™‚ thanks girl!


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Aww.. Thank u sooo much πŸ˜€ hugs! Loved ur tutorial that day, tried to cmmnt but servr prob:( loved ur eyes:)


Nafisa Ali December 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Thanku πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


meera December 3, 2012 at 12:33 pm

good one..but how to apply it aprajita..its so watery..


aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm

just dip ur fingers and dab it over ur cheeks πŸ™‚ if you have fair skin it will show easily.. if you are more towards dusky, then just rub beet slices till you get the desired pigmentation πŸ™‚


mayuri December 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm

wooow.. i wil try rubbing beetroot directly my skin tone isdusky , by the i love your eyes in the last pic, can u give details of eye make up please πŸ˜€


aparajita December 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

i just smudged some kajal on my upper lids and lower lashline dear πŸ™‚ will b doing some eye make up tutorials soon, stay tuned πŸ™‚


Shami December 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm

i have sensitive skin, and many products spoiled my skin texture, good that you prepared it naturally, i will try and let you know!! πŸ™‚


aparajita December 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm

thanks shami πŸ™‚


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thanks shami:)


pinky December 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Hey Aparajita, I must say u are very innovative by nature and u must always be this way. Your idea of a cheek tint is definitely not the fact that natural ingredients are nourishing your skin at the same time. But I have a thought here is that this is ideal during winters.. but what about summers since glycerin during summers has a tendency to break out skin especially oily skin…


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Just rub fresh beet slices and avoid glycerin during warm days:)


Misha December 3, 2012 at 1:04 pm

This is Awesome..thanks for sharing πŸ™‚


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Thanks misha:)


shajeela December 3, 2012 at 1:07 pm

hi – how long would this tint stay on the cheeks? like if i need it for 4 hours would this help?


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 1:37 pm

It will vary frm person to stayed for 3 hours on me:)


Neha Padhi December 3, 2012 at 1:14 pm

so simple yet so effective….hats off to you aps…btw i have combi skin,oily t zone but dry cheeks,can i use this???


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Ya definitelt neha πŸ™‚
thanks a bunch surabhi πŸ˜€ ya,u can use it as lip tint too


Surabhi @ Womanatics December 3, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Loved.. loved .. loved it Aparajita.. I am going to mix it with vaseline and apply it on lips.. kyounki I use no tint on cheeks.. πŸ˜€ but truly loved the post.. thankiesssss


Rati December 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

THIS IS SOOOO AWESOME Aparajita. .. this is like your own benetint on bottle. πŸ˜€ I am going to try it. and you look sooo pretttyyy. :))


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 4:20 pm

A huuuuuuge thanks rati πŸ™‚ :* n u know,u can even mix drops of this to ur regular moisturizer and have ur very own antioxiadant rich lotion:D


Shireen December 3, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Great stuff, Aparajita! Thank you so much. I’m surely gonna try it. And I must add, you look so cute and fresh here πŸ™‚


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Thanks a lot shireen.. U have a lovely name πŸ™‚


Parita December 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I have tried rubbing beetroot directly on cheeks n it gives amazing finish πŸ™‚ you rock girl! fantastic idea πŸ™‚


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Haina? It gives such a natural glow na?:D


Maha December 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Thats a great idea !! will try…

you have amazing skin and u luk sooo cute πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Thank u so much dear :*


priyadarshini December 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm

wow , this is superub, love the natural tint u get from beetroot juice:):), goes in to my to do list…..and ya Aparajita u have a great skin..


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Thank u priyadarshini πŸ™‚ i inherited good skin gene from my parents:)


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Thanks dear πŸ™‚ just pour some on your palm like i did here and dip two fingers and dab on ur cheeks


Roshini December 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I’m so gonna try it!!!
I was waiting for my next Dubai trip to pick up Benetint n Posietint. Now I’m gonna try this method of yours till I get my hands on the former!! πŸ˜‰
Thank you so much for this πŸ˜€


Arja December 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm

as a kid i used to rub wet rose leaves against my cheeks to get that rosy flush hehe – would love to try this one. ^_^ very innovative


Arja December 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

*rose petals sorry typo


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Thanks a lot roshini n arja πŸ™‚ gld u liked it


Bhumika December 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Nice one..u know malaika arora n amrita both use a beetroot slice many a times as blush..


ashwitha December 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm

this is excellent aparajita πŸ™‚
but this wont show up even i rub slices directly on my dark skin tone πŸ™


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Thanks bhumika and ashwita πŸ™‚ ya ashwita, thats one disadvantage of this tint πŸ™


Natasha (Nats) December 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Vow Aps…. alag che…. good idea! (* _ *)


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Thanks nats.. :*


dharani December 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

wow….thats really a great idea…thanks for the diy didi


Sukanya December 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Awesome work Apu! loved it on you <3


Varsha December 3, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Awesome Idea…..I am shying away from using blush too due to fear of flaring up my acne. But this I shall try, lovely. I too have that tiny glycerin bottle…came free with my Gulabari rose water


Inderjeet @ Makeupchirps December 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

great idea aparajita <3 loved ur cheeks :* πŸ™‚


Aparajita December 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Thank u so much dharini,varsha,sukanya and inderjeet.. Ur comments mean so much to me πŸ™‚


aparajita December 8, 2012 at 8:28 pm

hi vani! thanks a lot πŸ˜€ pomegranate won’t give u the tint i am afraid πŸ™ but ya, a drop of pomegranate juice mixed wd moisturizer acts as a great sunscreen i have heard πŸ™‚


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