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If you are cautious about what you apply on your lips and you are concerned about the many additives and preservatives being used in today’s cosmetics, making your own lip gloss is the best solution.
Maybe you would like to save money or you cannot get a lip gloss tat suits you best, you can make your own using Vaseline and other simple and easily available ingredients like drink mix and eye shadow.
Lip gloss made from Vaseline petroleum jelly is soothing and moisturizing, it prevents cracking and softens the lips.
You should use clean containers to prepare and store the lip gloss, if you reuse previous lip gloss tins, ensure that they are cleaned thoroughly before reuse.
· How to make Vaseline lip gloss using drink mix
Place about 30 grams (2 tablespoons) of Vaseline in a small microwave safe container.
This is just enough for one flavor or color, if you want to make more flavors, then you should make different batches of the same amount.
Place the bowl in the microwave and heat it for 30 seconds then use a spoon to stir.
The heated Vaseline should be smooth and clear with no clumps or lumps.
In case the Vaseline does not melt in the first 30 seconds, put it back in the microwave for another 15 seconds or until it is fully melted and stir again.
Mix it with a packet of drink mix of your choice
The more drink mix you use, the darker the color and the stronger the flavor will be.
You can use the mix of your choice or even mix different drinks to get a unique flavor.
However, be mindful of the colors.
Now pour the mixture in a small, clean container and if you do not have one, you can buy from a paint store near you.
You can also clean the previous lip gloss containers and use them.
Allow the mixture to cool before applying it on your lips. To make it cool faster, you can put it in the fridge. The lip gloss hardens as it cools.
Use a finger or q-tip to apply it.
· How to make Vaseline lip gloss using eye-shadow
Put 30 grams of Vaseline petroleum jelly in a bowl
Find powdered eye shadow or scrape some using a toothpick and crush into a fine powder using a spoon.
Ensure that it does not have lumps or the lip gloss will be grainy.
Using a toothpick or a chopstick, stir the eye shadow in the Vaseline using until it is combined evenly.
Once you get the texture and color you like, transfer it into a small container and allow it to harden then apply on your lips.