I hope you had a wonderful weekend! After perusing Pinterest, I got really inspired to make my own DIY lip gloss. It is one of the easiest things you can make and with things you already have at home!!! How awesome is that?
There are several variations of base you can use instead of vaseline. You can use a combination of coconut oil, honey and olive oil. I stuck with vaseline first to try it out. I'll be doing the coconut oil and honey in my next project ;) If you want to make lip balm, add some beeswax to harden the texture.
Things you will need:
1. Contact lens case or little jars
2. Wooden sticks for scooping and stiring
3. Pigmented lipstick of your choice
4. Lip Balm with peppermint oil
Use an empty container or contact lens case. I used both.
STEP 1: Scoop some Vaseline out!
Step 2: Scoop out the vaseline with your stick and transfer it into the jar. I kind of eyeballed it. The more vaseline you use, the more thinner your mixture will be.
Step 3: Add your favorite pigmented lipstick! I used my pot of OCC Vintage Red lip tar because this shade is a bit dry. I also did one with Revlon's Fuchsia Fusion as well.
And one last thing (optional). I didn't have any essential oil so I opted for Jack Black's lip balm for some peppermint flavor. You can easily do this if you buy peppermint oil or any other flavor that suits your fancy.
Clean up the edges and that's it! Stupid easy, right? :)
After a few hours.
I love it! The OCC Lip Tar has thinned out nicely making it much more wearable and not dry. It's glossy, pigmentation is wonderful, and consistency is perfect. I was able to wear this for hours with my lips feeling nice and balmy with color! Once the shine is gone, it turns into a really pretty lip stain.
So will you be making your own? :)