Lip and Cheek Stains have more staying power than lipsticks or blushes. Do you know you can prepare your own lip and cheek stains at home quite easily and with skin-friendly, non-toxic ingredients?
Let’s get to the recipe, before we move on to the details of why a lip stain or cheek stain is better. Shall we?
There are different ways to prepare a lip or cheek stain with natural ingredients. You can choose what works for you best.
Berry Lip Stain
Berries like strawberry, raspberry, or even blueberry and at times, blackberry are all used to prepare blush, lipstick, lip gloss, etc. You can use them to prepare your very own lip stain too. Just crush 4 – 5 berries, you can use a combination based on your shade preference or just one berry and mix the extract with ½ spoon olive oil.
Voila! Refrigerate and use as needed. You can also use berry powders for the stain, though fresh ones work better for stain. When using fresh extract, it lasts for a week when refrigerated.
Pomegranate Lip Stain
Do you love the taste of pomegranate? You already know you can use it to make your lips lush and soft, don’t you? Now, just crush a few pomegranate seeds (choose nice red ones), along with a few drops of lemon juice and coconut oil for a stunning red lip stain.
Beetroot Lip & Cheek Stain
The good old beetroot has been a hit with women for ages for getting pink lips. They color your lips temporarily, nourish them and also lighten darker lips, so they lush and pink! What’s not to like about it? Get nice beetroots, chop them into smaller pieces and add it to your blender. You can add a little water if needed, though you don’t a lot of water – gets you concentrated extract. Use a muslin cloth to extract the juice and transfer it to a lip-gloss container and use as needed. Do you know this lasts a month? Yes, just plain old beet juice! You can use this as lip stain and cheek stain.
You can add a few drops of oil and honey to beetroot juice, for added benefits. It is optional though.
You can also use beetroot powder for the stain. In that case, use glycerin and distilled water to get the right consistency. You can also use beetroot powder and almond oil if you don’t prefer it water based.
Can you Use Food Color?
As always, you can also use organic food color for lip stain and cheek stain using glycerin and distilled water. In that case, for a spoon of food color, add a spoon of glycerin and the rest, distilled water. You can also substitute rose water for distilled water.
Why Use Lip Stain?
Lip stain is used when you want to enhance your lip’s hue or shade without added wax or other fillers. It lasts longer, though tends to leave one’s lips dry depending on the ingredients used – that’s one reason why honey or oil is often used to ensure moisture is retained and your lips are soft and supple throughout. Those with fuller lips prefer lip stain to lip stick or gloss, while some prefer it because it is easier and lasts long – affordable too!
So, what do you prefer? After all, with DIY Recipes, you can always experiment and pick out what’s suitable without shelling out a fortune, isn’t it? Don’t have time for DIY Recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics – they’re manufactured using high quality organic ingredients and are skin friendly. Gaya cosmetics has a range of skincare and beauty products you can choose from.