Through the many splendoured thing that is Pinterest, I came across an interesting tutorial on making blush from beets. And considering that I had all the ingredients already in my home, I figured I could totally take 30 mins to experiment with this.
I peeled and chopped one beet, and mixed it with 1 tablespoon of glycerine and cooked it in a double broiler, as per the instructions. I had an old roll-on eyeshadow that I pried open and cleaned out, making it the perfect container for my beet blush. I don’t think I could have chosen a better container, the roll on is so easy to manage and there’s no mess.
And the result? Love it! The colour is really build-able, so it can be as light or dark as you want, and different types of beets can yield different shades. Mine were just plain old red beets, but I’d like to try with some of the more pinkish hued beets out there. The next time I make this (and heck yes, there will be a next time) I’m going to use less glycerine, maybe 1 teaspoon, and add a tiny bit of water just to make the texture a little less dewy. Glycerine is great moisturizer. I’m also wearing it in the photos as a lip stain, too. I love multitasking products.
These photos were taken this morning, and poor Gatsby, although wanting to fling himself down at my feet and demand tummy rubs, was totally not interested in having his photo taken this morning. At all.