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3/11 Make your own Lip Gloss

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 1:05 PM

As promised yesterday, I’m going to teach you how to make your own lip gloss.

It’s really very simple, and little girls go crazy for it! I make lip gloss with the girls as favors for my princess and rockstar parties, and it’s always a hit!

If you look online there are a ton of recipes that require all kinds of different waxes and essential oils, but I’ve found that Crisco Shortening works best as a base for lip gloss.

It melts well, hardens to the perfect consistency, and has great shine. Not to mention, it’s cheap and easy! I’ve tried using petroleum jelly, but it doesn’t melt well, which means the ingredients don’t always mix well, and it’s difficult to transfer to the containers. Also, petroleum jelly's consistency is a little too goopy.

First, you need to decide what color and or flavor of gloss you want.

If you want colored gloss without flavor:

Take one tablespoon Crisco shortening, melted in the microwave, and add food coloring for desired color, and pour into lip gloss container. Once this mixture has cooled, it’s ready to use.

I’ve never tried this, but I’ve heard that adding crayon shavings to the Crisco makes a good waxy balm as opposed to a softer gloss.

* add a squirt of honey to the mixture before melting, for scent and flavor*

If you want a brown colored gloss that tastes like chocolate:

Add 5-10 chocolate chips to your 1 Tablespoon Crisco, (the more you add, the darker it will be) melt in microwave for about 20 seconds and stir. If the ingredients are not melted, microwave for an additional 10 seconds. Once ingredients are melted, mix well, pour into lip gloss container, and cool.

For a brightly colored, fruity flavored lip gloss:

Take 1 teaspoon Koolaid powdered drink mix (sugar already added), add 2-3 drops water and mix until all powder has been moistened. Now add this mixture to 1 Tablespoon of melted Crisco, and stir together. Pour into lip gloss container, cool, and enjoy! (for a deeper color, use more Koolaid, for a lighter, more sheer look, use less)

***You can add cake glitter to any of the above items for a little sparkle.***

These glosses are great for daytime, since they add subtle color and shine and will moisten and condition your lips while you're wearing them. They are also great for wearing over your favorite lipstick for an evening out.

The best lip gloss containers I’ve found are small, round, clear seed bead containers with screw on lids. They can be purchased in packages of 3, 6, 12 ,or 24 at Pat Catans craft store or the craft department at walmart for less than $.50 a piece.

Have fun mixing up your concoctions! 

send your beauty questions to [email protected] and I'll answer them in my next blog.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for another dose of the beauty blog!



Categories: Make-up, Home Remedies

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