This article on making homemade lipgloss is a follow up to yesterday's article on making homemade mineral makeup. All the ingredients here are from the same shop as the ingredients for the mineral makeup, Voyageur Soap and Candle Co. Making the lipgloss was a little more involving, in a fun way, and more time consuming, but that's not at all a complaint considering how quickly the mineral makeup comes together. This is what I got for lipgloss (the mica colours are the same as for the shadows):
First, I measured out 10 grams of white beeswax pastilles.
Then I added 10 grams of pure carnauba wax.
Then the refined shea butter (this stuff smells so good).
Now the cosmetic castor, clear jojoba and vitamin e oils.
Then I set my little glass bowl over a makeshift double boiler to melt it all together. The beeswax melted within seconds, and the shea butter quickly followed. The carnauba wax was taking a while, longer than I assumed so I started to get a little nervous I had made a mistake but just when I began second guessing myself, it started melting. Success!
Time for colour!! I used about 10 .15 cc of the hot pink for this run and it's super cute!
I added another spoon or two, because I can't help myself and love bright glosses!
Now that is a bright and cute gloss. It shows up a lot lighter on the lips than in the bowl.
Filling these little 8ml hinged compacts was the funnest part. Actually, gifting them to my sister, neighbours and my husband's super rad cousin Jen was the funnest part!
I followed the whole process again this time with about as much of the violet mica.
Just like with the mineral eyeshadows, you can mix the micas together to make an almost endless variety of colours in your glosses. My only word of caution is to use toss away containers to make this in. The first run you see in these photos was done in a nice glass bowl and it took several washings and soakings and hot water scrubbings to get the wax out of it! In Canada, I'd suggest going with Voyageur Soap and Candle Co, and in America, I have heard and read good things about The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe.