Thursday, May 26, 2011

Getting the perfect berry kissed lip

 Summer always makes me long for the lips that look like they've been stain by me eating too many berries. Its not a lipstick or a lip gloss, its a flush of color to the lips that give a slight impression of looking like your lips are naturally that red. My niece's lips are like that. 
I've been wanting to make some for a while, so I experiemented with finding the perfect shade until I found one that fit the color I had in mind.

Heres how I did it:

See this colored lip balm, well it doesn't really tint your lips. Its decieving in that way. Its from burt's bee's and besides it being colorless everything else about it is great. 
 I had all the ingriendents to whip up some lipbalm from stratch, but I decided to make use of what I've already had. Go me for reuseing!

Here is my perfect blend. Some light plum and crimson. This gives a rasberry hue. I tested this combo several times, compared it to other ones, and liked it the best overall. There is sightly a little bit more of crimson then there is plum.

OOPS! I got so into the process I forgot to take pictures of the process. I basically put the entire tube of chapstick ,with the colored powder, into a microwaveable measuring cup. I heated it for 40 seconds in two 20 second time periods. It needs to be fully melted and blended before you start to pour. If you have to repeat microwaveing it to make sure you get every last drop you possibly can, do so!

Here it is being poured into the tube. I might as well say that melting this in a double boiler is another great option. Of course let it cool completly! Don't burn your smackers with your impatience to try it out.=)

Here I am, bare lips and all.

Are you ready for the results?

KAZAM! Holy Berry Kissed Lips Batman!

See how matte it is? I can leave it like it is or put some high gloss on for dramatic effect. I personally like it how it is. Also, each layer adds more color. Beewax stays on your lips for along time too!

If you like this, try it! Its so easy. Also if you try this and blog about it let me know so I can check it out.

Makeing trends without breaking the bank,



  1. Love it, I'm always looking for a natural red lip - thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Looks great. What are the powders you're using?

  3. I had the same question... is that old blush that you chunked up? Also, is there a way to get a flavor or scent added?

  4. Its a blush and a eyeshadow. Its not old, it came in a case full of different blushes and eyeshadows. I used around 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon each. But I didn't measure at the time, thats just what it looked like to me.

    for a flavor or scent, you would have to melt it down and add a teensy bit of essential oil or fragrance that is ok for beauty products. As I'm thinking of this I'm remembering I have some rose water that would kinda be nice to try out.

  5. Or you could just buy lipstain at the store...revlon has an awesome "just bitten" line for around $7, or splure on Benefit's lipstain for around $16-20 availible at Sephora.


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