Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The Tuesday Tip: DIY Tinted Lip Balm

There is nothing more annoying than the last remains of a lipstick - you know, that final bit of lipstick that is permanently stuck in the bottom of the tube. Now you can, of course, scrape it out in the hope of gaining a few more applications. However, you could  use that last bit of lippie for something even better...creating your very own tinted lip balm! Making one is simple and I have a fool-proof recipe for you to follow.

You will need:
  • Petroleum jelly
  • A used-up lipstick
  • A cotton bud or cuticle pusher
  • A small clear storage bag (i.e. a sandwich bag or ziplock bag)
  • A small cosmetics container
  • Scissors

How you do it:
  1. Scrape out every inch of your lipstick using a clean cotton bud or cuticle pusher
  2. Pop the lipstick remains into a clear bag, along with petroleum jelly (following a one part lipstick to two part petroleum jelly ratio)
  3. Using your hands, mix the two ingredients together through the outside of the bag
  4. Once fully blended, cut off a bottom corner of the bag and - as if you were icing a cake - pipe the mixture into your empty container
  5. Voilà! Your tinted lip balm is ready for action
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