The holidays are the perfect time to rock a bold lip in hues of candy red, cranberry and wine. However, the holidays are also a time when you’re forking over that credit card left and right and the last thing you need to do is buy yet another lipstick. Why not take an eyeshadow or blush you adore and transform it into a hydrating, DIY holiday lip color? Here’s exactly how to do it.
You will need:
Scoop out about 1/8 teaspoon coconut oil. This is the perfect emollient ingredient as it’s completely safe for using around the mouth and also super hydrating.
Place coconut oil in a small microwavable bowl and place in microwave for just 5-7 seconds to melt. It won’t take long at all. I used a silicone bowl.
Now, add in 1/8 teaspoon of your loose mineral pigment. I used Root’s Mineral Eyeshadow in Merlot because I adore the color and it’s totally safe for use on the lips. Make sure to do your research as not all pigments are approved for use on the mouth.
Using a lip brush, mix until your pigment and coconut oil are well incorporated.
Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes to solidify. In this time, proceed with the rest of your makeup routine or just scroll through Instagram while you wait.
Now, using your lip brush, simply apply to lips. The coconut oil will make it glide right on. You can blot if you prefer more of a matte finish.
You now have a holiday lip that’s natural, safe and seasonally appropriate. When someone compliments it, which they will, you can reply, “Thanks! I made it myself!”