As much as I’m dying to try the new dark-lip trend, I’ve always had some serious issues with buying makeup. Who wants to worry about the scary chemicals in a trillion-dollar tube of not-quite-the-right-shade lipstick?
Anybody else feel the same?
Well, if I had known how extremely easy it is to make lip gloss on my own, years of beauty department melodrama could have been avoided! Read on to create an easy, natural and customizable lip balm with ingredients from your own kitchen.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/4 cup fresh berries (I used raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries, but cranberries would look great for fall!)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Honey
- 2 Drops Vitamin E (optional—it’s good for moisturizing lips, but I had none on hand)
Bring all the ingredients to a boil on the stove, smashing up the berries as you do. I let the mixture boil for about five minutes before removing from the heat. Let it cool for about 10 minutes, and then strain the berry chunks out. I tried to use coffee filters for this part, but it didn’t really work. My tiny attention span couldn’t be bothered to find a different straining method, but I guess picking around the seeds isn’t too hard once the goop has cooled a bit.
It didn’t turn out as dark as I’d hoped, so next time I’ll try adding more blueberries. But I can’t complain — I have a new pot of lip gloss that cost nothing and only took minutes to make! Tastes good too!
Would any of you Lovelies give homemade lip gloss a try?