Lip balm addicts rejoice! With this lip balm recipe you can change the color of your lip balms and glosses in an instant. If you want to change the color all you need are mineral mica pigments. There’s no microwaving necessary – it’s instant dip-n-go! These makeup tips will help you change makeup colors on a whim.
How To Color Lipbalm
Make sure you use mineral mica pigments that are safe for your lips in any lip balm recipe you try. The major online mineral companies usually tell you which ones are safe for lip recipes.
You want to pour a tiny bit of the pigment into a clean gloss container. This way when you dip your balms your main pigments will stay clean.
Now, simply take your stick of lip balm and gently tap the top into your favorite mica pigment. Then apply it directly to your lips. As the balm glides over your lips, the mineral pigments spread out for an even coating. If you want the color to be deeper, simply dip again.
You can even change the appearance by using lipgloss in place of balm.
Get The Look
- Matte Look – Lip balms usually deliver a natural matte look. Lip balm addicts love to use Bare Escentuals Buzz Latte Lip Balm. It tastes just like your favorite latte!
- Sheer Gloss Look – CoverGirl Outlast moisturizing topcoat in clear give a nice gloss look. An added bonus is that it’s a great moisturizer for your lips.
- Super Shiny Gloss Look – If you want a gloss with outstanding shine then just dip your clear MAC Lipglass into the mica pigments. It gives an incredible shine!
You can see the difference in these two photos. The top one is a mineral mica pigment in a beautiful berry shade. Now look at the bottom photo. That’s how shiny the same mica becomes after dipping a clear MAC Lipglass into it. When you put it on your lips it gives a beautiful, smooth shimmer. The methods for this lip balm recipe are simple. After trying one remember that you can also alter your colored glosses by dipping them in the pigments.
* Remember, you can also use leftover mica pigments to alter your other cosmetics!