DIY Tinted Cheek Gel

Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 12.07.23 PM Screen Shot 2015-10-09 at 12.05.58 PM             So a while ago I started to want a cheek tint. I was considering a Benefit Benetint but it was a bit on the expensive scale. I thought why not make my own, but then I had the idea of a cheek gel instead of a liquid one. This was 100% my idea and I am really proud of it. I hope you try it out and make it. Here it is.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup of aloe vera gel

2 tablespoons of light moisturizer, I recommend Clean and Clear Essentials or a Nivea cream because they are light.

Red food colouring or any other colour you want your tint to be

Shimmer/Glitter (optional)

Other Things You Will Need: 

Spoon

Container to keep your cheek gel

Bowl

Dropper

Method: 

  1. Put  the Aloe Vera Gel in the bowl with the light moisturizer and combine it gently. If you have chosen a light moisturizer that isn’t rich it should mix together perfectly. If not then it will have split and you won’t have a good consistency.

2. With the dropper add about 10 drops of food coloring to the mixture. If you want a more pigmented gel then add more. If you want a lightly colored one then that should be enough.

3. If you desire shimmer add a pinch of ultra fine glitter and test it on your hand to see if there is enough. If it is too glittery add more of everything else.

I hope you guys like the recipe for my cheek gel and love it as much as I do! I experimented with a few different mixtures of food dye colours. The first is just red, the second is pink, red, and a tiny drop of blue. The third is pink and a tiny bit of yellow. Pictured at the top is an airtight container which you press on the top to get the product to come out. It is a really cool way to keep your gel, but a normal jar would be perfectly fine. I don’t have a picture with the product in the jar because I can only have two pictures but just imagine it in there.

~Maybelinerose xxxx

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer & Foundation Review

Screen Shot 2015-10-08 at 4.35.49 PM                                                                                                     I have been looking for a good concealer and foundation for a long time. When I heard about the Rimmel Wake Me Up series I had to try it out. Let’s start with the foundation. It is a really smooth consistency and has a decent coverage. I like it because it is light and isn’t cakey on my face. It has a bit of shimmer visible in it when you look at it in the bottle, but it is only visible on your face in the sun. The concealer is great and is light. I wouldn’t recommend it for very good coverage on acne or pimples. It is great for under the eyes and blemishes though. I like that they aren’t  very expensive option as the concealer is around 7 pounds, or 14 aud. I bought the foundation on sale so I saved some money but even the original price is affordable. I hope you like my first review and I’ll try to post some other stuff soon. Please like and comment and I’ll post soon.

~Maybelinerose xx