Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Stephanie's DIY: Great Lips!

Many of you ladies no doubt have your perfect lipstick that you can't live without, but when it breaks or shifts at its base you're left with a goopy, sloppy and unreliable stick!  Solution, found!

Instead of breaking up the stub and just squishing it into a little sampler pot, here are two great suggestions  incorporating the same idea to help get a professional result.  What's also great about these methods is that you can use them to modify a color you already love by trying these little tricks:

1)  Add extra lip gloss to the mix to dilute your color and make it more of a stain for a daytime look.

2)  Add some shimmer from your eyeshadow or another cosmetic if you want a change from your usual matte color.

3)  Mix in another color if your routine usually consists of blending two colors anyways! 

The trick to these is to find your ratio of color vs. added ingredient.
PS:  Hold on to this post for the summer months when your car and purse are bound to make a few sticks melt!  Also, remember that if your favorite shade gets discontinued, you can now salvage all those ends that you thought you'd never use.
Have a great end-of-the-week and pucker up!


(Images via Vizualize us)


Virginia Blue - Director Blue Fruit said...

What a fabulous idea! Great post and love the vintage ads. Now, how to get the little bit out of the bottom of the lipstick case....will require surgical precision but well worth it for a favourite!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Great ideas!! Thanks, sweet! Hope you're having a lovely week ;)