Unlisted Brand • Beet Root Juice/Food Coloring • Lips
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love Beet root <3 it has the prettiest pink for the lips and the cheeks ,its Natures Gift no joke ,it has alot if vitamins and minerals and its actually a benefit to put on your cheeks for blush,.,I feel like it makes me look alive when i put them on my lips , I use Eos organic lip balm with the beet stain for the lips and it just looks so pretty ,.,i use to put beetroot on my cheeks in the summer and everyone complemented me , my auntie asked me if i had a tan and i'm like no, i put beetroot on my cheeks and she said it looked so natural , i just stopped using it because i started to get hormonal breakouts and broke out on my jaw and one of my cheeks and has some red marks from previous whiteheads which is frustrating because i really want to put the beets stain on my cheeks,.,but when ever i get my cheek cleared up i'm sure start putting it again :) I recommend buying a beetroot for 70 cents then buying an expensive blush stain, beet root is way cheaper and it has all these vitamins that are beneficial for the skin, and the blush stains just have chemicals which are not great for the skin and they are way more expensive ,.,its like beating two birds with one stone for this natural cheek/lip stain :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Hazel
**how to make this transportable**
This works extremely well if you do it properly. *dont* just swipe food coloring across your lips, it's far too pigmented to apply directly and just plain messy. What I did was I got a spoon, heated up a dollop of everything balm (any balm/vaseline will do as long as its tolerable to heat) over a flame and then added a few drops of food colouring and jojoba oil, because food colouring is water based it doesn't mix into the oil while melted so add a few drops of cold water to solidify the mixture and then mix it in and voila! the perfect virtually no cost lip stain. It worked even better than I thought it would. Just get a q-tip and draw it on the area you want to stain and rub your lips together to even it out. That simple!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I love Benetint but consider it expensive. After reading this review I decided to try the Whole Foods red food coloring. Took a while for them to get it in but I'm glad I pursued it. It doesn't have the same consistency (spreadability) as Benetint but it's dirt cheap. It also has a more earthy smell (not as friendly). It doesn't bother me and it gives me a nice subtle glow on my cheeks. Seems to have as much staying power as the benetint and since I had empty bottles of it I just use those. it's a great system and I'm glad I explored it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I tried applying this with a Q-Tip, but it just soaked up all the color. So I put my finger over the bottle and tipped it and then applied it to my lips. At first I was hopeful because it was a nice bright color, but it soon wore off. It took forever to dry and only left a tiny bit of color. I don't know if it was the water in it, but my lips kind of stung like they were chapped. The color also feathered along the edge of my lips. I am giving it a 2 instead of a 1 because it did provide a bit of color and I like the idea of it being natural. I really wanted this to work because I thought it would be similar to Mark's Kiss Ink but without the chemicals. I wouldn't use this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Here's an amazing tip, ladies and gents - go buy Organic Red/Pink Food Coloring and it works just the same as Benetint!!!
I've been doing a ton of Googling recently to find natural alternatives to lovely lips. I researched carmine, Indian earth powder, tried to find traditional Indian herbs or henna, etc. And finally I saw beets come up again and again (beet root powder, juice, vegetable slices, or extract) and is an age-old tool.
I went to a natural food store (Whole Foods) to try and find beetroot juice or powder to make my own version of Benetint. I love Benetint, but it's riDICulously expensive and the only way I found to make it work for me was to put some on a Q-tip and literally swipe my lips back and forth numerous times (to rub it in and make sure it soaks in extremely evenly between creases). So instead I found by chance Organic Red/Pink Food Coloring that only contains water, vegetable glycerin, and beet root juice. I am in awe.
#1 - it's all-natural, something I'm needing more and more for cosmetics allergies. #2 - Benetint = $28; food coloring = ~$5.50. You do the math. #3 - I got a huge bottle, probably three times as much as BeneFit's product, so I can soak up a ton on a Q-tip and never feel bad.
Try it out NOW and tell me how it works for you!!!
*Edit - I promised all the lovely folks who emailed me that I would keep updating my review here for a while.
So...Edit 1 = I tried this as a blusher today. I am extremely pale, so I only used two dots of this food coloring from the lid of the bottle and spread it around profusely. I put it on around 7:30am and checked it around 5:30pm. It's hard to comment exactly on color payoff and lasting ability because of different natural lighting, but from what I can *tell* it lasted really, really well. It may have faded a little bit, but right now, looking in the mirror, I look like I have a genuine natural blush or I'm slightly warm. It looks fantastic! I'll keep you posted, though, as I realized there could be potential acne since one of the coloring's ingredients is glycerin, a sugar substitute. We shall see!
Edit 2 - I don't have any kind of solution so far for how to take it with you. #1, though, I don't think you should have to need the stain again unless you're eating oily foods, etc. #2 is I imagine you can go find and buy a small bottle with a strong seal to it and transfer some of the food coloring for travel/purse purposes.