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Friday, October 1, 2010

How To Make Glitter Lip Gloss

How to Make Glitter Lip Gloss

By Laura Heilman, eHow Contributor

Making your own glitter lip gloss puts a frugal spin on a glamorous product. Who doesn't want to look gorgeous and still keep some money in their pocket? With homemade glitter gloss you know that the ingredients are toxin free and cruelty free because you made it yourself. When you create your own glitter lip gloss, you are making a statement that you are someone who wants to look good and still cares about the environment. To start, you can use stuff you may have lying around the house or you can opt for a more natural gloss made with beeswax.


Things You'll Need:

Recycled makeup container or a tin Ingredients for Glitter Girl Lip Gloss: 1 tbsp. petroleum jelly 1 tsp. sweetened drink mix Glitter, just a pinch Food coloring, if desired Spoon Ingredients for Sweet as Honey Gloss: 1 tsp. beeswax 1 tsp. honey 1 tsp. shea butter 2 tsp. sweet almond oil 1 vitamin E capsule Food coloring, if desired

Glitter Girl Gloss

1. Mix the petroleum jelly and the drink mix in a small bowl until blended.

2. Sprinkle in the glitter, just a little at a time until you are happy with the glittery look of your lip gloss.

3. If desired, add a drop or two of the food coloring until you get the color you want.

4. Test a some on your lips to make sure you are satisfied with the look and taste of the gloss.

5. Using a small spoon, transfer the gloss to the container. Pack it down and seal.

Sweet as Honey Shimmer Gloss

6. Warm the beeswax, honey and shea butter in the microwave. Only run the microwave for 5 to 10 seconds at a time and stir often. Checking vigilantly to be sure that you are not overheating the ingredients.

7. Mix the almond oil in with the honey, beeswax and shea butter. Stir until all ingredients are combined.

8. Add 3 drops of oil from the vitamin E capsule. Vitamin E will help to preserve the gloss and is beneficial to your lips.

9. Sprinkle a little glitter into the mix until you are happy with the shimmer of the gloss.

10. Add food coloring, a drop at a time if you desire.

11. Once the mixture has cooled a little, test it on your finger to be sure you are content with the shimmer and color of your gloss.

12. Pour the mixture into your container and set it aside to firm.

Tips & Warnings

If you use a recycled container for your glitter lip gloss, remove all traces of the original product. Clean and sterilize it either by boiling it or cleaning it out with rubbing alcohol. Think about going organic with the ingredients that you use for your lip gloss. Your health food store or an online herb shop will carry organic products for your lip gloss. The beeswax and shea butter gloss will have a firmer texture than the petroleum gloss.

Only use cosmetic grade beeswax. In fact, be sure that you only use cosmetic glitter and food grade products in your lip gloss.

Some ingredients can be purchased here

Keep it beautiful (✿◠‿◠)


Rakhshanda said...

Wow it looks so beautiful and I'll surely try this. Thanks for sharing!!

rmcandlelight said...

Those are just picks of glitter lips. Lol!! The homemade ones won't look like these pics but don't they sound so yummy?

Sharon said...

sounds interesting hun,great post Im too scared to try this not very good at homemade lip stuff btw I tagged u yesterday

Sunshine72 said...

Wow!! Those pics are nice. I won't try it because I'm not good with making things. my lips might fall off. lol

rmcandlelight said...

Sharon: I'm sure you have most of the ingredients in your kitchen. thx for the tag :)

Sunshine72: Lol!!

Anonymous said...

Great recipes, but I also want to add that you should only use cosmetic grade glitter. Regular craft glitter can contain ingredients that might be toxic, so spend the extra money for the safe, cosmetic grade kind.

rmcandlelight said...

Lazybeautiful thanks for bring that tip out. I mentioned it in the post :)

1xellus1 said...

Awesome post! :O)

Tinuke said...

wow, that looks yummy and BEAUTIFUL!!!

Veni said...
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Jennifer Kerner said...

Hi where can I find the bees wax n the shea butter .. Plz contact me at my email.. ty .

Rhonda said...

Jennifer: I updated the post showing a link where some ingredients can be purchased.

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