DIY Home Made Lip Gloss Using Vaseline and Lipstick
I wanted to thank the parent of one of my music students for the lovely cake she baked for me on my birthday. I never expected it but it came. A beautiful 1 kg Chocolate cake with sprinkles and gummy bears. She is fond of makeup and so I thought of making ‘Lip Gloss’ for her.
I thought it would be a good idea to show you guys the entire process too. All of my items are placed on a beautiful book of friendship that I bought to send to my BBF. So here goes…
The items needed for this cute and simple lipgloss are listed below:
- 1 lipstick of your choice
- 1 container to store the gloss
- A bit of vaseline / lip balm
- A knife
First make sure your container is clean, dry and has a lid that shuts firmly. Secondly, choose a lipstick that you think you will love to use as a gloss as well on a regular basis. If you want a very pigmented and long lasting lip gloss, then choose an appropriate lipstick as well. I chose one of my favourites ‘Maybelline colorsensational 119 – Forever Plum’. I don’t use it much but do love this mauve shade and think it will also suit the receiver of this gift.
As for the quantity of vaseline, well I dipped my finger into the tub and whatever came out…was sufficient – half a tsp approximately and as for lipstick…u can see below how much I chopped off. I want to tell you guys that you can use your favourite lip balm for this too. You don’t have to stick to vaseline. Both solve the same purpose.
I then mixed both the vaseline and the blob of lipstick in the container with the same knife that I cut the lipstick with. I would suggest you don’t get a knife with jagged edges because it will not cut well and you will end up wasting a lot of product. When you mix the product it will look messy like it does in the picture. You will have to tidy it up after that with your ‘clean’ little finger.
Below you can see the actual lipstick swatch on the left and the lip gloss in a circle on the right. The colour is the same but the gloss is shiny, moisturising and goes on like butter.
Well, that is it. Lip Gloss. Short, sweet and simple. You can see the finished product in the little container after I cleaned it up.
If you are wondering about the life span of this home made lipgloss well I guess it would be the same as the vaseline or lip balm that you have used. Hence it is a good idea to make a little bit at a time so that you don’t get fed up of the colour and there is no wastage.
Jess this is for you….
Have you ever tried making lipgloss from a lipstick? What are your tips and tricks?
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