I'm not a fussy person when it comes to hair and makeup and all that sort of stuff, but there are a few products that I use every day. One of those was liquid blush. I used Benefit's "Benetint", but after learning a little bit about cosmetic ingredients, I realized that two of the ingredients in Benetint, when combined, make formaldehyde! And then there's the whole not wanting to support an industry that preys on womens insecurities, but that's a whole different post. Either way, I didn't really want to buy Benetint anymore.
I realized that beet juice was almost the exact same color as my old Benetint, so I decided to do some kitchen experimenting. I put about 2 or 3 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin in a small pot over medium heat, and added half a chopped organic beet. I let it simmer until I got the color concentration that I wanted, and after it cooled, I funneled it back into the old Benetint bottle. In my opinion, it's the exact same color as what I was using before. It's a really subtle color that works well with a variety of complexions. And it smells a little bit like beets, which I actually like, but if that's not your thing, you can probably add some fragrance. I've been using it for about 3 months, and it's just been sitting out on my dresser. The vegetable glycerin is a preservative, so the beets shouldn't rot.