Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I'm making homemade lip gloss, you must try it

I have made my own lip gloss and it was fun .I got the idea from Pinterest: it was surprisingly simple.
It starts with a bit of left over red lipstick, the piece that is always in the bottom of the metal tube that you cannot get out. The color looks deep and dense but it goes on to make a stained look, very natural.

I took a tube of Vaseline and squeezed half of it in a small ramekin. Add to that the lipstick of your choice. I used only a half an inch of the red lipstick. Put it in the microwave to melt together. To be cautious I kept melting it at 15 second intervals and mixed each time. One minute and 15 seconds was all it took.

I placed the gloss in a clean mini  mint container. So pleased! Not only does the Vaseline work wonders on winter dry lips but is has a lovely reddish tone as well. I hope to find  some pretty new containers and make some for friends, but will of course use a new tube of lipstick.
Try  making some yourself and let me know how you liked it,

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The Charm of Home said...

That sounds like a wonderful idea. I love the tinted look that just looks stained. it sounds like this is what you have achieved. I will have to try. Then I will know what is in it.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I'm going to try that because i usually use lip stain by cover girl and my lips are so chapped and ruff

looks pretty simple

Unknown said...

thanks Sherry, let me know how it came out!