“Oh, I’m just rubbing sliced beetroot on my cheeks, don’t mind me.”
“Um.” *long pause* “Have you lost your mind?”
Yes, yes I have.
And happily so, if that’s the price to pay for “naturally flushed” cheeks, at no cost to the environment or my health. --->
This is a decent option for those of us with allergies or sensitive skin that breaks out when slathered with conventional products.
Or perhaps you’re tired of juicing beets and are wondering what to do with that huge bag you purchased while on your short-lived health kick.
Maybe you’re just feeling a little crazy and in the mood for experimenting? That’s ok too.
Whatever your reason, please be warned, this is easy to over-do. Less really is more, even with natural products.
I know I’ve been heavy handed when mum tells me I look like a clown, or I get curious looks from strangers, who are probably wondering if I own any mirrors, or have any friends.
When this happens and if in polite company, I’ll usually lie, out of fear of being written off as a complete loon. Casually shrugging my shoulders, I’ll say: “What, this? Oh, it’s just some old blush I had lying around”, while trying not to twitch suspiciously.
If I’m with close friends or family, who have to love me regardless of crazy experiments, I’ll disclose the truth behind my rosy cheeks – gleefully singing “Maybe she’s born with it? Maybeeee it’s beeeetroot” to that well-known tune.
That’s when the “have you lost your mind” question usually comes up.
Yes, yes I have, and it looks great.
Beautiful ruby red and purple tones, which stain well, lasting a long time.
You can get creative and swipe it on your lips and eye-lids as well.
Use a little for a natural look, or more for a dramatic “come hither” look.
There are no chemicals or additives. It’s natural and good enough to eat, so shouldn’t harm sensitive skin.
If you’ve ever tried to wash beetroot juice off your fingers after a day in the kitchen, you’ll know that it’s difficult to get off with water alone – making it the ideal blush for rainy days.
No packaging and not tested on animals
Things to consider:
It can be messy to apply.
Not easy to carry around for touch-ups, unless you turn it into a powder first (which I’m too lazy to do).
It sometimes looks strange on my lips, tinting only certain areas. Lips need to be well-moisturised first.
You might be tempted to keep layering and end up looking sunburnt rather than sun-kissed.
How to apply:
Cut a small slice and gently swipe it onto your cheeks, where blush usually goes, blending in well.
Swipe it across your lips, if so desired.
Gently dab a little onto eye-lids using fingers.
Have fun with it, try not to feel like a complete loon :)