DIY – How To Colour Your Lips Pink With Beetroot

Ditch the boring lipstick and lip balm routine and color your lips in this natural hue.

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If you want pink, pouty lips in the comfort of your home, try these steps on how to color your lips pink with beetroot. Usually, you step out and buy everything that guarantees to help you achieve that. Lip balms, lip scrubs, lip gloss, and tints – you splurge on everything. You glance at the long list of chemicals that go into making them but you ignore it. Because you want pink lips. If you are tired of the chemical-ridden products that promise you the perfect, pink pout but fail to deliver results,  try this super-effective DIY instead.

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  • Natural Lip Dyes: Natural Lip Dyes Various fruits and vegetables, like beetroot, cherries, and berries, are now used as organic dyes in lip balms. These organic dyes are more beneficial and healthy than artificial dyes.
  • Lip Care: Natural Lip Dyes Indulging in a regular lip care routine, like exfoliating with gentle scrubs or protecting the lips from UV rays, can help maintain a natural pink hue.
  • Healthy Lifestyle: Natural Lip Dyes Supporting a healthy lifestyle by drinking adequate water and not smoking can also promote naturally pink lips.
  • Other Uses: Natural Lip Dyes Beetroot can also be an alternative to other makeup products like cheek tint and blush powder.

Beetroot For Lips

Beetroot for lips
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The star of this DIY is beetroot. Anyone who has handled a beetroot knows that they stain everything they come into contact with. So it makes sense to fashion a lip product out of it.

A blogger prepared a thoughtful homemade gift for her girls’ night out: a beetroot strawberry lip balm. After trying it herself, she observes on her blog, “When I tried it, [I noticed] it gives a pink tint on [the] lips with this amazing aroma of strawberry (i).”

Beetroot lends your lips a gorgeous pink tint and at the same time, clears up lip pigmentation. All-natural, chemical free, and inexpensive – this is lip makeup at its absolute best! Want to learn how to use it? Read on for clear and detailed instructions.

Required Products:

  • A medium-sized beetroot
  • Coconut oil
  • Food processor
  • Strainer
  • Small container

How To Prepare Beetroot Lip Stain For Pink Lips?

Follow this easy tutorial with steps to stain your lips to get that baby soft and baby pink look.

Step 1: Prepare Beetroot Residue

Start by washing the beetroot thoroughly with water. Then, peel the outer layer off. Cut the beetroot into small slices and put it into the food processor. Grind the beetroot completely till there is a visible watery residue.

Make sure that you do not add water to the beetroot as it will dilute the vibrancy of the color.

Step 2: Store It

Carefully strain the juice of the grated beetroot, and make sure that no bits and pieces make their way into it. Transfer it immediately into a clean container to store it for future use. Here, I have used an old lip balm case to store the tint. The container or jar that you are using has to be cleaned and sterilized. To make sure that the case is clean, wipe off any residual product that might be present, wash it thoroughly and sterilize with rubbing alcohol.

Step 3: Add Coconut Oil

Add about a teaspoon of coconut oil to the beetroot tint. If you are looking for a sheer lip color, you can add a little more coconut oil. If you end up using less than a teaspoon of oil, then the formula of the lip tint will turn out to be dry and flaky on your lips. You can replace the coconut oil with honey or beeswax, as they do an excellent job at moisturizing lips.

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You can add ingredients like milk, natural plant butter like cocoa butter, shea butter, avocado butter, and aloe vera gel to your DIY lip tint. They are nourishing and hydrating and will soothe chapped lips.

Now use a clean spoon or toothpick to blend the mixture well. Place the container in the refrigerator and wait for the tint to solidify before using. As this lip tint is completely natural and free from preservatives, you’ll need to store it in the refrigerator to make it last longer.

As soon as it is applied, the lip tint appears to be soft pink in color. But once it oxidizes in a few minutes, your lips will take on a gorgeous reddish-plum tint, which looks stunning on any skin tone! You can dab it once for a softer, more natural look or layer it for more intensity.

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If you lack time and need quick results, chill a few slices of beetroot for 15 minutes and rub them over your lips.

Apply your all-natural lip tint as often as possible and you can have softer, pinker lips in a week.

Bonus Tip: You can add granulated sugar to the tint to make yourself a DIY lip scrub.

Infographic: Steps To Color Your Lips Pink With Beetroot

This DIY lip tint is your natural beauty’s best friend if you’re looking for a chemical and preservative-free lip moisturizer that also tints your lips naturally. Follow the steps in the infographic below that help your lips achieve the naturally tinted look.

steps to color your lips pink with beetroot (infographic)

Illustration: StyleCraze Design Team

Beetroot for lips is what you have been looking for to get the perfect pink pout without a load of chemicals. As you know, beetroot stains everything a reddish-purple, and this same quality can be harnessed to create an all-natural lip stain that stores well in the refrigerator. The process is fairly simple and calls for only two ingredients—beetroot juice and coconut oil. You can use this balm as many times as you want in a day, and depending on the intensity of the lip color, you may apply one or more layers to get pinkish-plum, naturally nourished lips. Bid adieu to lip cosmetics and try this beetroot lip tint for the most effective lip care!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is applying beetroot good for lips?

Yes, applying beetroot is good for lips as it helps give them a pinkish shade and moisturize them.

How many days can we store homemade beetroot lip balm?

A homemade beetroot lip balm can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 months.

How does beetroot make lips pink overnight?

Beetroots contain a natural pigment called betalains. When applied on the skin, it instantly provides deep red and pink hues to your lips.

What happens if we apply beetroot on our lips every day?

Applying beetroot on the lips every day enhances lip color. Its vitamin C content helps reduce lip pigmentation increasing its brightness.

Can I use beetroot lip color on my cheeks or eyelids?

Absolutely, natural beetroot lip stain can be easily made at home and can be used as a blush and eyeshadow. It not only enhances your beauty but also improves skin health.

Key Takeaways

  • Beetroot may help remove pigments.
  • Wash the beetroot thoroughly before grinding it.
  • Strain the juice from the grated beetroot and remove any chunks or pieces.
  • Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the tint, and allow it to solidify.
  • Keep this lip tint in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life because it is free of preservatives.
How To Colour Your Lips Pink With Beetroot

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Learn how to get a perfect pink pout by simply using beetroot! Check out this video, and get ready to flaunt your beautiful lips!

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Dr. Zeel Gandhi is an Ayurvedic doctor with 7 years of experience and an expert at providing holistic solutions for health problems encompassing Internal medicine, Panchakarma, Yoga, Ayurvedic Nutrition, and formulations. She graduated as a top ranker from Dr. D.Y.Patil College of Ayurveda and Research Centre , Navi Mumbai, and is a specialist in Panchakarma therapies. She believes that Ayurveda...read full bio

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