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We revive the old cosmetics and create a new one in 5 minutes


What kind of woman can be imagined without makeup? Lipstick and lip gloss are available in every woman’s arsenal. And not one tone. But if you look more closely at the composition of these cosmetics, which a woman uses several times a day, then the desire to make up her lips will disappear for many.

Conventional hygiene products contain a range of chemicals that are not always safe. In luster, you can find parabens, oxybenzene, the retinyl palmitate polypeptide and others. Colors and flavors also contribute and can be toxic. Using such funds every day for many years you can get problems with your health. And this can be not only an allergy, but also more serious diseases.

Creating your own homemade cosmetics is simple and, moreover, much cheaper. Make lip gloss - it's generally no more than 5-10 minutes. The lip gloss recipes below will not only color your lips, but also look after them.

Such a homemade shine can be a wonderful gift for friends and relatives.

Recipe 1

Flavoring (optional)

How to make shine

Depending on the container, measure the required amount of pharmacy vaseline. Add food coloring (if you will make color).

In a small saucepan, heat the water and place a measuring cup with petroleum jelly in it. Gently mix the petroleum jelly with a wooden stick (sushi sticks are suitable).

When the petrolatum is completely dissolved, add aroma and mix. As an aroma, it is better to use essential oils, rather than synthetic fragrances. Essential oil can be taken at your choice or depending on the properties of the oil. For winter, oils with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties are suitable.

Once everything is well mixed, remove the measuring cup from the water. Caution, do not burn your hands. Use kitchen mittens for this.

Pour into a pre-cooked container and let it shine.

Everything! Homemade, self-made shine, ready.

Recipe 2

Lanolin - 2 tablespoons

Red Beet Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

Peppermint essential oil - 1-3 drops (optional)

How to make lip gloss

Melt the lanolin a little (in a water bath or microwave) and add the red beet powder. Stir with a wooden stick until the powder is completely dissolved. Add the essential oil. Pour into a container.

Red beet powder can be made by yourself. When you make juice at home, the cake remains. Dry it and grind it in a coffee grinder or blender. Then sift through a fine strainer. Pour into a jar with a lid.

The second way is just to squeeze the juice of red beets. Gloss color intensity will depend on the amount of juice. But you do not need to add much so that the gloss does not turn out to be very liquid.

This gloss is perfect for the cold season, for weathered and chapped lips.

No lanolin. It can be replaced with pharmacy petroleum jelly, paraffin or aloe vera gel.

Recipe 3

Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon

Natural gel - 1 teaspoon

Dry powder for juice or drink

How to make lip gloss

Natural gel can be bought at a natural cosmetics store. Powder for the preparation of the drink is sold in health food stores. Choose the taste and color that you like best. The difference will only be in color and scent of shine.

Melt coconut oil and gel in a water bath or microwave.

Add about half a teaspoon of the powder to the melted butter and gel and mix thoroughly. The amount of powder will depend on what intensity you want to get the color.

Pour into a container and wait for the shine to harden.

Recipe 4

Vaseline - 1 part

Coconut oil - 1 part

Vitamin E - a few drops (1-3)

Colored wax pencils

How to make shine:

Melt coconut oil with petroleum jelly. Rub on a fine grater or grind wax pencil (1 / 4-1 / 2 teaspoon) in any other way. Melt over the candle.

Add oil and petroleum jelly to the mixture and mix until the mass becomes homogeneous.

Optionally, add flavor. Pour into a container.

Wax pencils are sold at the stationery store. Be sure to ensure that they do not contain harmful additives. If there are no such pencils, then they can be replaced with food coloring or beet and carrot juice.

To add shine to a more dense and glossy look, add a grain of beeswax.

Recipe 5

Vaseline - 2-3 teaspoons

How to make shine

This is the easiest lip gloss recipe. In it, you can combine your favorite candy taste and scent of sparkle. Choose any candy with your favorite flavor and color.

Unroll the candy and put it in a plastic bag. Take a kitchen hammer and grind it so that the candy turns into powder. You can simply melt it in a water bath by placing the candy in a small container. But it will take more time.

Heat a little Vaseline and pour the crushed candy. Mix thoroughly until it is completely dissolved. You can pre-dissolve it in a small amount of hot water until a syrupy state. Add droplets of water so that the syrup does not turn out too liquid.

If you want to make the gloss color more saturated, add a drop of food coloring.

Pour into a container and refrigerate.

Recipe 6

Every woman has lipstick. Typically, most of us throw away these leftovers. But you can use it for shine.

Coconut oil - 1 teaspoon

Vaseline - 1 teaspoon

Essential oil, CO2 extract (optional)

Melt coconut oil with petroleum jelly using a microwave or water bath.

Take out the remnants of lipstick. This can be done with the handle of a small plastic spoon. Add the lipstick to the molten mass and mix thoroughly.

Add flavor, mix and pour into a container. Once the shine has cooled, it can be used.

How to make lip gloss general recommendations

Normal lip gloss is sold in special bottles with a brush. Such bottles can be bought at any store for the manufacture of natural home cosmetics and soaps.

You can pack the shine in small jars-saucers. They are sold in hardware stores. No need to use an old saucepan.

Another option is jars for beads. They can be found in any craft store. The price for them is no more than 10 rubles.

Before pouring the shine, the jars should be wiped with alcohol inside and dried.

Many do not like the feeling that Vaseline gives on the lips. Instead, you can use lanolin, purified medical paraffin.

The second option is natural body gels. It is better to choose an odorless gel.

Since we make a natural shine that even children can safely use, dyes must be natural. What can be used:

Powder or juice of fruits, vegetables.

Pigments and mica are sold in stores for hobbies, the manufacture of natural cosmetics. These are natural dyes.

Food colors can also be bought there. The second option is shops for confectioners.

The aroma. These can be essential oils or CO2 extracts. You can add food flavoring, which is sold in pastry shops.

The components that make up the shine must be heated gradually. It is better to use a water bath for this. In a microwave, such a small amount is more difficult to melt. Or set the minimum power on the microwave and turn it on for a few seconds (5-10), stirring after each heating.

Mix the base with dye and aroma carefully.

Good luck in making your own natural homemade cosmetics!

For new lip gloss ideas, see the video. Very tasty recipes!

Honey shine

To prepare your own lip gloss with honey, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp. l coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. l beeswax
  • 2 capsules of vitamin E,
  • ½ tsp natural honey
  • a few drops of your favorite essential oil (this component does not have to be in the composition, but it will give the finished product a pleasant aroma).

How to make lip gloss at home? A step-by-step instruction is as follows:

  1. Melt the beeswax in a water bath.
  2. Add coconut oil and honey, mix the ingredients and enrich the mixture with vitamin E.
  3. Pour the resulting mass into small containers.
  4. If you want lip gloss to lightly stain your skin, add some natural pigment. It does not have to be red or pink, you can successfully use a bronze or just a pearl shade.
  5. Leave the finished product to cool completely. To do this, you can put it in a cool place.

Do-it-yourself natural lip gloss

To prepare a cosmetic product for lips according to this recipe, you need to prepare the following components:

  • 1 tsp castor oil (or other liquid natural oil, such as grape seed or apricot),
  • 1 tsp shea butter
  • 1 tsp powdered red beets.

Turmeric, carrot powder or cocoa can also be used as a natural colorant.

Then follow these steps:

  1. Place shea butter and castor oil in a water bath.
  2. Remove the container from the water bath and add some powdered beets or other natural dye.
  3. Mix well so that the color is evenly distributed.
  4. Put everything in containers and leave the mixture to infuse.

Such a natural home shine can be applied not only to the lips. It can also be used instead of blush.

With coconut oil

How to make lip gloss at home with the smell of coconut? To become the owner of a fragrance, you need to prepare the following components:

  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 5-6 drops of olive oil,
  • 1 tsp dried lavender flowers or lemon grass.

If you stock up with all the necessary ingredients, you can start cooking:

  1. Dissolve coconut oil in a water bath in a glass bowl.
  2. Add olive oil and mix the ingredients with a wooden stick.
  3. Pour dry grass with boiling water and leave it under the lid for a quarter of an hour.
  4. Add a teaspoon of herbal infusion to the oils and mix thoroughly.
  5. Pour the finished product into containers.
  6. Put the shine in the refrigerator to freeze.

Delicious shine

The recipe for the next lip gloss with your own hands looks like this. You will need the ingredients:

  • 1 tsp paraffin wax
  • 4 tsp coconut oil
  • 4 white or pink candies (they can also be of different colors).

  1. Take a transparent bag and place paraffin in it, then add coconut oil and melted sweets. Mix all the ingredients.
  2. Pour hot water into a transparent bowl and put in it a bag of ingredients. The water level should cover the components contained in it. This will create a homogeneous mass.
  3. Once you have the gruel, squeeze the contents of the bag into pre-prepared clean containers. Small screw cans are great for this purpose. You can also put the mixture in an empty package of face cream.
  4. Put the shine in the refrigerator so that it acquires the correct consistency.

Although the process of making lip gloss seems time consuming, it will take you a maximum of 15 minutes. As a result, you get a high quality product.

You can store lip gloss for 3 months. And if after this time you do not notice any mold or smell on the surface, the product will still be suitable for use.

Brown shine

You can use this recipe to get your own liquid lip gloss in natural, slightly brown tones.

For cooking, you need to stock up on such components:

  • 6 tbsp. l castor oil
  • 2 tbsp. l olive oil,
  • 2 tbsp. l beeswax
  • essential oil of orange,
  • 1 tsp cocoa,
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. l honey.

Now you need to follow these steps:

  1. In a water bath, heat castor and olive oil with beeswax. It is better to pour the ingredients in a sufficiently large container, because later you will need to mix them.
  2. Stir the ingredients until smooth with a wooden stick.
  3. When the wax has dissolved, slowly add cocoa and brown sugar to the mix.
  4. Then a few drops of orange oil.
  5. It is also advisable to add an additional tablespoon of honey (heated honey loses its properties, and yet it is worth using). This is a natural and healthy product that will nourish your lips and accelerate skin regeneration.
  6. If the lip gloss turned out to be too liquid, warm it up again and add a little wax.

Despite the large number of ingredients, this recipe is quite simple to prepare. With such a shine, your skin will never look dry and unattractive. Lips will receive good protection from cold and wind.

Almond pleasure

How to make lip gloss with the properties of almonds? You need the following ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. l white beeswax
  • 2 tbsp. l sweet almond oils - one of the best cosmetic oils and is suitable for all skin types, contains vitamins A, E and D,
  • 2 tbsp. l olive oil,
  • 2 tbsp. l coconut oil.

  1. Place a container with a small amount of water on low heat.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Put it in a container of boiling water and mix the ingredients.
  3. You can add additional ingredients to the mix. Mix them with the bulk.
  4. Transfer the finished mass with a spoon to the container. Do not cover it until the substance solidifies. If you want to make shines of different shades, simply divide the prepared base into two parts and mix with the corresponding dyes.

Additional additives

Additives that you can include in your own lip gloss recipe in accordance with the desired effect:

  • eucalyptus oil or peppermint oil - to increase the volume of lips,
  • essential oil of orange - for a pleasant aroma,
  • pink powder - to obtain the desired shade,
  • a piece of lipstick in your favorite color.

Why you can not use petroleum jelly?

Since the invention of Vaseline, it has become a universal ointment that is used to treat a wide variety of skin diseases. However, the harm of this product does not justify the results obtained from its use.

Numerous scientific studies have shown that petroleum jelly cannot be used continuously.

This product was discovered at an oil rig. He was scraped from the rig so that it would not stop its work. Some of the workers noticed that this paraffin-like mixture perfectly heals cuts and burns. Today petroleum jelly is colorless and odorless, but, as before, it remains a product of oil refining.

Hazardous properties of Vaseline

Therefore, use this tool for the preparation of home cosmetics is not worth it. We list some of the dangerous properties of petroleum jelly:

  • may be carcinogenic
  • creates a barrier on the skin that prevents it from breathing,
  • with regular use, the epidermis ceases to produce its own moisture, petroleum jelly does not moisturize the skin, but dries it.

How to make lip gloss without petroleum jelly? Very simple! You can preserve the health of the lips and create a protective layer on their surface with the help of other means. Shea butter, mango, beeswax, Emu butter, cocoa and marula, chopped oatmeal are excellent alternatives.

Useful Tips

Several valuable recommendations will help you create the best lip gloss at home, store it correctly and apply:

  1. If you have lipstick at home that you don’t use, it can also be used as an ingredient. It is enough to get a small amount of the product and add it to the still warm mixture of oils.
  2. Vitamins in droplets (it does not have to be only Vitamin E) will also enhance the care properties of homemade shine, which will not only shine on the lips, but will also give them softness, smooth out shallow wrinkles.
  3. To speed up the process of melting coconut oil or wax, it is necessary to grind them as much as possible.
  4. Dyes and essential oils should always be added at the very end.
  5. The finished gloss should harden at room temperature. In this case, it will be possible to avoid the formation of lumps. You need to store it in the refrigerator, otherwise it will quickly deteriorate, because there are no preservatives in its composition.
  6. Was the balm too liquid? Do not be upset, just add wax to it. A very firm consistency can be changed with an additional portion of vegetable oil.
  7. Before applying the cosmetic product on the lips, be sure to conduct an allergic test on the wrist.
  8. You can apply the product not only with a brush or a special applicator. To do this, you can use the fingertips.

Now you know how to make lip gloss with your own hands. For cooking, choose only quality ingredients. Be sure to follow the recipe and do not forget about the expiration dates. As a result, you will receive gentle skin care and save your family budget.

Mascara has dried up: what to do?

Have you forgotten to close the mascara tightly and it has dried up? Dont be upset! You can give her a second life in several ways.

Method number 1. Elementary

Lower the mascara for 5 minutes in a container of hot water.

In the same way, dried lip gloss and nail polish can be restored.

Method number 2. We use eye drops

Eye drops designed to moisturize the mucosa and eliminate redness will help dilute the dried mascara. It is enough to drop 2 drops of the product into the bottle with mascara and mix the mascara well with a brush (you can just shake the bottle vigorously several times).

By the way, instead of eye drops, you can also use lens care liquid.

Method number 3. We use a tonic

To restore dried mascara will help a tonic that does not contain alcohol.

The procedure for restoring the carcass is the same as described above.

Important! Never use to dilute mascara:

  • salivaif you do not want to subsequently treat your eyes for various infectious and bacterial eye diseases,
  • hydrogen peroxide, if you don’t want to get a burn and even have no eyelashes
  • vegetable oilif you don’t want your makeup to just “drip”,
  • alcohol compounds, which perfectly dilute the mascara, but if it gets directly on the eyeball, it can provoke inflammation and irritation.

How to dilute the foundation?

Unfortunately, not only mascara, but also foundation can dry out and thicken. Any moisturizer that will make the texture lighter and more airy will help to cope with this problem. Dilute foundation with moisturizing should be until you get the right consistency.

But consider one caveat: such manipulation will make the foundation lighter!

How to make eyeliner soft?

Often you can encounter the following problem: an eyeliner is perfect in color, but it is difficult to apply on the eyelid due to the excessively hard core.

You can soften the rod by holding the tip of the pencil over an open flame for several seconds (it can be a lighter or a candle flame).

How to restore powder and eye shadow?

If the powder is broken or crumbled, you can restore it as follows:

  1. We collect the remains of the powder and grind them thoroughly.
  2. The resulting powder is placed in a powder box.
  3. Irrigate the powder with alcohol (you can use vodka).
  4. We compress the powder with a coin wrapped in a napkin.
  5. Let the powder dry.

The same method can be used to restore shadows and blush.

How to make blush from shadows?

Do not rush to get rid of a broken palette with multi-colored shadows, because this is a wonderful material for creating blush.

The technology for transforming shadows into blush is as simple as possible:

  1. Grind the shadows directly in their cells.
  2. Using a spatula or nail file, put the shadows into the palette for blush with thin stripes.
  3. Irrigate the shadows laid out with alcohol, then cover with a napkin and compress our new blush with a coin.
  4. Let the blush dry.

How to make lip gloss from shadows and petroleum jelly?

Did you know that crumbled eye shadow and petroleum jelly are the basis of lip gloss?

For the manufacture of gloss 1 tsp. Vaseline is mixed with shadows, after which the resulting composition is sent for 15 seconds to the microwave. Pour the liquid composition into the container and allow it to cool. It is applied to the lips with such a shine with a brush.

How to make nail polish?

Generally broken shadows and powder are a storehouse of interesting solutions.

So, to add a matte shade to the nail polish, matte shadows or loose powder will help, which is enough to add to the bottle with varnish and mix the contents.

Pearlescent shades will help to achieve pearlescent eye shadow, crushed into powder and mixed with nail polish.

If you want to get a nail polish of the same color as the shadows, simply grind them and mix them with a clear varnish.

Refresh existing nail polish and create a completely new shiny option will help the sparkles added to the bottle with a clear varnish.

Finally, if you have several varnishes that are almost over, you can mix them, thereby not only creating a special color, but also saving on buying another bottle of nail polish.

How to make eye shadow with sparkles?

Bright eye shadows that refresh and complement your look can be made from ordinary sparkles.

  1. We fill the palette from the shadows with sparkles (we assign a separate compartment to each color).
  2. Add alcohol and glycerin to each compartment.
  3. Mix the contents of each compartment.
  4. Wrap a coin in a napkin and compress the shadows (for each color, use a new napkin to avoid mixing colors).
  5. Let the brilliant shadows dry.

How to fix a broken lipstick?

Any woman knows that choosing the perfect lipstick color is extremely difficult. Therefore, it is doubly disappointing when your favorite lipstick breaks.

To "fix" a broken lipstick, you should remove it completely from the tube, melt it in a spoon above a burning candle or in a microwave, and then pour it back into the tube. The lipstick should be refrigerated for 15 to 20 minutes to set.

How to make lipstick at home?

If you want a kiss with you to remain in the memory of your beloved man for a long time, use one of the recipes below and prepare a delicious, and, most importantly, natural lipstick.

Coca-Cola Lipstick

To make a cola-flavored lipstick, an incomplete tablespoon of sugar is mixed with 1 ml of melted cocoa butter and the same amount of cola.

The resulting mixture is brought to a boil over a candle flame, after which it is poured into a tube from under the lipstick (or in another convenient container) and placed in the refrigerator for solidification.

As a flavoring additive, any other sparkling water can be used.

Chupa Chups Flavored Lipstick

Grind one Chupa-Chups and mix with 1 tsp. petroleum jelly. The resulting mixture is sent to the microwave for 2 minutes. Mix the melted composition and pour it into a tube. We are waiting for the lip gloss to harden.

Chocolate Flavor Balm Lipstick

A delicious lipstick that will not leave anyone indifferent is obtained on the basis of Kinder Maxi chocolate (you can use any other chocolate of your choice).

  1. Melt the chocolate, 1 tsp. cocoa butter and 1 tsp Vaseline in the microwave or in a steam bath.
  2. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
  3. Pour the resulting balm into a tube from under the lipstick.
  4. Let the lipstick cool.

How to make a lip scrub?

To make your lips not only beautiful and tasty, but also gentle and well-groomed, we recommend preparing a simple, but no less effective scrub at home.

To make a scrub, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Chocolate bar KitKat.
  • Ground coffee - 1 tsp
  • Vaseline - 1 tsp

Break the chocolate into small pieces, mix it with coffee and petroleum jelly, and then send it to a water bath before melting the chocolate. The resulting mixture is placed in a tube. We use the scrub once a day, and store it in the refrigerator.

Do not be afraid to experiment by creating your own unique beauty recipes! But at the same time, use time-tested components in the manufacture of home cosmetics, which will help to exclude the development of an allergic reaction!