My latest lipstick is from Revlon’s Matte collection and it’s the shade Pink Pout 002. However, this lipstick doesn’t have SPF nor any moisturising benefits so everyday, I apply this on top of my Labello lip balm and then I add my Sephora lip balm on top. The Labello lip balm serves as a protection against the drying Revlon lipstick while the Sephora one acts as my sunscreen and shine.
This evening, I decided I’d like to make a combination of all three so that I only need to apply my lip balm-colour just once and get all the three benefits: moisture, colour and sunscreen. It was fun and easy to do and lasted me only about 15 minutes max. Here’s what I did!
M.A.C.’s lipstick (which I ended up not using), Sephora’s lip balm and Revlon’s lip stick
I used a knife, spoon, a contact lens case and a stove (to melt the lipstick and gloss). First, I cut off some lip colour from my Revlon lipstick and put it on the spoon. Then I turned the stove on and heated the spoon directly to melt the chunk. My stove’s electric, so no flames nor gas. After the lipstick had melted completely, I added some of my Sephora lip balm on top and mixed the two on the same spoon while heating on the stove. After that, I just took the spoon off the stove and waited for the mixture to cool.
Before the mixture had cooled entirely, and while it was still gooey, I transferred it into one of the two compartments of the contact lens case. Finally, I let it cool down completely. Once it hardens, it’s done!
Just before melting
Halfway through melting
The final product
This is pretty awesome because now I can make my own lip colours in the exact shade that I want them to be! I’m getting pretty annoyed that I can’t seem to find the shade that I want. The pinks are always either too pink or too sheer. And this is really cool because I can also add more properties to my own lip colours like SPF. I can also decide whether I want them to be glossy or not. With the one I just made, I’ve combined lip balm + lip stick + SPF in one pot so I don’t need to apply three items on my lips in the morning!
You can be sure this isn’t going to be the last time I make my own lip colour!