Thursday, April 17, 2014

DIY Moisturizing Cailyn Lip Color {from April Ipsy Bag}

I don't think I'm alone when I say that the Apple Pink Cailyn lip color in the April 2014 Ipsy glam bag was too matte. It was dry on my lips, and didn't spread well with that cute little brush in the cap. So instead of tossing it, I modified it.

 What I used:

  • Caitlyn lip color in "apple pink"
  • butter knife (small spatula also works)
  • Aquafor (or vaseline)
  • small microwave safe bowl
  • I also used a skewer because we're out of toothpicks, and also forgot to include it in the picture

 I emptied out my lip gloss tub into the bowl, and also added about half of the amount of lip gloss worth of Aquafor.

 I microwaved the bowl for 30 seconds, stirred up the mix with my butterknife, and poured into the tub. A spatula worked well here to get all the lip color out of the bowl.

You can microwave the tub with the gloss in it to smooth it out if you wish. I did, for about a minute. I use a skewer (or toothpick) to clean off the sides of the tub so it looked like this:

See how creamy and nice the brush goes in?

 So smooth!

I love how it applies now! Please forgive that I haven't done my makeup today... but at least my lips are hydrated!


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  1. What a neat trick! I am so going to do this with my lippies that are too dry. Thanks!

  2. woww this is absoulutely amazing trick <3

  3. neat trick! You think i could substitute aquafor for coconut oil? or you think it'd be too runny?

    1. Coconut oil would probably work fine. I would make sure the finished product doesn't get too warm though.

  4. wow!Awesome trick I should try it too!

  5. I like your idea, great job you've done I'm going to do this too :)

  6. Microwaving? I couldn't find this by myself :)

  7. It's great that you found a way to use something that might otherwise have been thrown away. Thanks for the instructions; now I know how I can "remake" products that aren't exactly how I like them.