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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tutorial: How to MIY Tinted Lip Balm

Do you have any lip balm you hardly touch anymore?

or maybe a blush that doesn't match your skin?

Well, if you do, then you might find this entry quite useful : )

Keep reading ~~~~


I have some lip balms that are either old or BLAH, meaning very plain and just sitting there alone in the corner without being used. At the same time I also have tons of blush sample I hardly use, some are too dark some are too light.

Today I did some experiment on combining those pity neglected babies and was able to create something interesting.

What you need is:

  • Lip balm / Chapstick / Vaseline
  • Container (either pots or tube)
  • Blush (I'd prefer mineral and make sure it's lip-safe)
  • Napkin (this experiment could get messy)
  • Tooth Pick
  • Metal Spoon
  • Flat Iron (If you're afraid to wreck your iron, you could use Microwave as the heating tool instead)

Here's HOW:

First, heat up your Flat Iron to maximum setting then take the chapstick out of the container (or Vaseline) and place it on the metal spoon.


Then, you placed the spoon on the flat iron, wait until it's melted.


Once it's melted, take it out but be careful, DON'T SPILL !


Then, add the desired amount Blush you prepared, you could slowly add until you meet the shade you like. Don't worry if it looks dark, this would be a TINTED lip balm so it wouldn't show up as dark as it looks.


Mix with toothpick, again, beware of spilling... This is the shade I wanted so I stopped there.


After that, carefully pour the liquid into the container you have, mine happened to be a tube.
--> HA HA I spilled !!!

After that, you wait until it's dry


If the amount of balm or Vaseline you're using too much for the spoon, you could do 2 batches, meaning used the 50%, heat up, mix, pour and repeat for the 2nd batch. This probably would be better as you can give time for the 1st batch to dry up and be solid.

These are the blushes I used for making 2 new Tinted Lip Balms

(L-R) Everyday Mineral's Email Me, Signature Mineral's Gleeful, Classy Mineral's Brick

Email Me and Gleeful were mixed to make a MLBB muted pink shade while Brick was used alone.

Another fun thing is, I got to name my own lippy !!!! hahahaha

Email Me + Gleeful = Moulin Rouge


Brick = Velvet Rope


Lip Swatch
-> very sheer, maybe I should have added some more blush LOL

-> I really like this one, and the lip balm I used smells like Pina Colada : )

I know the tube looks kinda messy-looking, but hey, not bad for a first timer, right? LoL besides it's FUN and finally I could use some stuffs rather than throwing them away.

We all could use some Recycle & Reuse once every now & then~ So I hope you find this entry somewhat useful.


HAPPY EXPERIMENTING! Hi5 Emoticon


TIPS: If you find your balm is quite drying, you could add 2-3 drops of carrier oils (Jojoba, Grapeseed, Kukui or whatever you like) into the mixing.

8 comments:

Askmewhats said...

hey Nanzy, that is a great tip!!! :) Love it!

Anonymous said...

wahhh hebatt!! hehehe buka toko ja apa nan? hehe

CrazyAboutMakeup said...

Genius!

Nic Nic said...

great job in making those lipbalm!!! the colors look pretty!

Nanzy said...

thank you everyone

gio said...

That is a great tip! thanks for sharing.

Devi said...

Wow you're so creative! Anyway, is it safe to mix them? Do you think it'll cause any adverse reactions to some ppl? Just a thought :)

Nanzy said...

Devi, it is safe to mix them, you can also use lip gloss is you're unsure, but as far as you're using lip-safe colorants, it should be safe. That's the reason I used my mineral blushes.

Some people has different reactions and some could be more sensitive than others, so it'd be wise to do a test skin first.

hope I answered your question :)