Historically, women have always loved rouge. Cleopatra loved cheek tint and became famous for her beauty long before becoming a queen. Her beauty potions for cheek tint contained the same natural ingredients you can use making your own. Most cheek colors available on the market today look unnatural and do not last long. Now, you can make cheek tint yourself customizing the blush hues to look natural and last longer. It is pure, quick to make and is a fraction of the cost of brand-name cheek blush. Follow these steps to make your own cheek tint, using little known beauty secrets that some of the most famous women in the world have used.

Things You'll Need

Combine the ingredients. Pour the beet and glycerin in the top of the double boiler and heat for 20 minutes. If you do not have a double boiler, then use a small pan to pour the ingredients in and place this inside of a larger pan. Fill the larger pan with 5 cups of water and heat.

Cool and strain. After heating, put a lid on the pan and remove from heat. Allow the mixture to steam within the pan as the lid contains the steam. Cool to room temperature. Strain the liquid into a jar using cheesecloth over the pan. Be sure to use a jar that you will not store your cheek tint so you will be able to strain several times if needed. Do not allow pieces of beet to remain in the jar so that they do not continue to bleed and alter the cheek tint.

Pour into a cosmetic jar. You can pour the cheek tint from the jar you used for straining into a pretty cosmetic jar. Be sure the cosmetic jar is sterile and comes with a tightly sealed lid.

Shake cosmetic jar and apply cheek tint. Apply the cheek tint. Use it on your cheeks, lips, or tip of your nose for a rosy, flush look. If the color is too dark, dilute with water until the cheek tint evaporates and dries on your skin. With practice, you will be able to apply it quckly and accurately for the way you choose to wear your cheek tint. Always shake your cosmetic jar before applying your homemade cheek tint.

Store the cheek tint. Find a place such as a bedroom vanity to store your cheek tint. Do not store homemade cheek tint in the bathroom, as it should be kept away from high heat environments and humidity prone areas.


  • Strain as many times as needed before storing the cheek tint into a cosmetic bottle. Little pieces of beet in your cosmetic bottle could saturate the color.

  • To add more color, add more chopped beet to the ingredients. For a subtitle look, use a little less when making homemade cheek tint.

  • Cheek tint works well as a lip stain too. The colors will automatically match and look more natural.

  • Cheek tint should last all day.

  • Try applying cheek tint to your lips with lip balm to seal in color and moisture.