It’s time to put those sweaters away and say “oh haaay” to warmer weather. Our idea of the perfect way to welcome spring/summer: a glam gloss that’ll make your pucker shine bright like a diamond.
To get the look without dishing out big bucks on department store brands, follow these simple steps. Not only will your lips look luscious – you’ll also be able to boast about your creative talents! (As crafting a beauty product look from scratch is no small feat).
First find an empty container. Ideally, you’ll have a vessel that previously stored eyeshadow or lip balm which is just rearing to be upcycled.
Start with a teaspoon of petroleum jelly. Alternatively, if you want to go the eco route, mix a cup of natural oil – think almond, sunflower or jojoba– with an ounce (about one eighth of a cup) of melted grated beeswax (to be warmed on low heat).
Add colour to your concoction by mixing in some lipstick or blush (in solid, liquid or powder form). For a more demure look, use just a bit – or none at all. Go for more if you’re looking to make a stronger statement with a bolder, more colourful lip.
Now is where things really get fun. Time to get your gleam on! Incorporate a small amount of mineral eyeshadow powder (comprised of minca and zinc oxides). In this case, it’s wise to stick to the old adage that less is more – the goal is not to look like a lit up Christmas tree, so proceed with caution.
And voila! Mission “Make Your Own Shimmering Lip Gloss” accomplished. For the icing to your cake/cherry on top, add a drop of a sweet smelling essential oil, like lavender, eucalyptus or peppermint. Such ingredients, on top of giving off a pleasant scent, offer aromatherapy benefits including the promotion of relaxation (lavender) and antibacterial properties (eucalyptus).