Natural homemade lip stains
Lip stains are a relatively new way to make your lips look pretty and pink. There are several on the market, but the idea behind them is simple; rather than a lipstick or lipgloss that just sits on top of your lips, stains with turn the color of your lips a pink or reddish color that will last. It will stay on your lips much longer than lipstick, and not only is it a natural beauty product, it looks natural too!
There are a few ways you can make a homemade lip stain, depending on how much effort you want to put into it, and how long you want to be able to use it. You may find yourself hooked on a lip stain lip balm, and make it part of your daily make-up routine.
There are a few natural ingredients that you can use as the color of your stain. Beet juice or beet powder will stain your lips a beautiful red tone, which may be too much if you have a lighter complexion. Raspberry or strawberry juice works well too if you are making a homemade lip stain. You can even add a tiny bit of blueberry juice if you like a tint that is more on the purple side.
You’ll want to think about how intense you want the color to be when you choose a dye for your homemade lip stain. Cherries and berries are also a good choice. If you want to go a less natural route, you can even use cherry-flavored Koolaid powder or red flood coloring, but natural juices work great, and have a nicer natural color.
The easiest way is it rub the juice right onto your lips, being careful to keep within your lip line. A lip brush is best to use. You can keep the juice refrigerated for a week or so and use as needed.
If you like the effect of the stain, you’ll want to make a lip stain that is a lip balm. It’s convenient and you can even add a special touch like a drop of peppermint or spearmint oil to the balm. These oils will also act as a natural lip plumper.
To make a homemade lip stain, you ‘ll need a little glass or plastic jar to hold the lip stain.
First warm about 2 tbsp. of sweet almond oil or jojoba oil in a double boiler. Add to it about a tbsp. of food-quailty beeswax pellets (usually found in hobby stores in the candle making section) and heat slowly until the pellets and oil are easy to mix. Add a very small bit of juice, a drop or two at a time to the mixture, and add you flavoring oil at the same time.
Mix thoroughly, adding more juice to get a more intense shade. Pour or scoop the homemade lip stain into a small jar and you’ve got a great natural DIY lip stain that works just as well as the ones in department stores.