Making your own lip gloss, and customizing your own colors is as easy as counting to three! No, really…with only a couple of basic ingredients you can play Mad Scientist in your bathroom with your cosmetics, and customize the perfect shade for yourself. To learn how easy this is,
You will need:
- Vaseline or any type of Petroleum Jelly
- Loose Pigment
My personal favorite is Alba Un-Petroleum Jelly, which can be found anywhere natural, organic products are sold. I purchased mine at a Whole Foods, and I love this multi-purpose product. I use it for cuts, to moisturize lips and skin, and for mixing lip gloss.
I will be using MAC Cosmetics “Fuchsia” Pigment, which is a loose pigment in a jar that is usable on the lips, eyes, and cheeks. The fuchsia pigment is perfect for the lips, and a little of these pigments goes a long way!
Step One: Apply a small dot of petroleum jelly to your hand, or to any surface you feel comfortable getting a little messy (a piece of paper works great for easy cleanup):
Step Two: Lightly tap the pigment of your choice on top of the petroleum jelly. You will only need a little bit as most pigments are extremely rich in color. Also, you can adjust how much pigment you use accordingly, making your lip gloss lighter or darker as you wish:
Step Three: Using your finger, or a tool of any kind (even the back of a makeup brush works), mix the petroleum jelly and the pigment together. Voila! Customized lip gloss that will hydrate your lips:
The possibilities are endless for mixing pigments with petroleum jelly. Here are some fun tips:
- Mix unusual pigment shades with petroleum jelly. You may not think to mix a darker or a lighter pigment shade, such as a white or a black, but these can darken or lighten another customized lip gloss shade to your liking.
- Use any loose pigments you have on hand. Mostly all pigments can be used for this purpose, so go ahead and peruse your cosmetics collection. Everything from MAC to Bare Escentuals pigments can be used for this purpose.
- Use pigments for their finish. If you have a pigment that has a frosty, shimmery, or glittery finish, you can use these as “topcoats” for your favorite lip gloss shades. An example below shows a Jesse’s Girl pigment being used as a way to make any color instantly shimmery.
Have fun mixing and matching various lip gloss colors together to create your own perfect shade. Better yet, feel a sense of pride when someone asks you where you bought that gorgeous lip gloss shade on your lips!
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