How many lipsticks do you have in your old drawer or stack somewhere still saved away, all those impulse buys you might have done or shades that have now gone out of trend.You might have got a few of those as “gift with purchase“, “free sample“ lipsticks in there!
Well, whether those lipsticks are the wrong shade for you or texture, here is the trick I found in my search for that perfect shade that you can now use to create your own new shades and use all those lipsticks stacked away to create a new look for you.
1. Mix to Create new colors: It might seem really obvious once you read it but you can always mix two lip colors to make a new color Here I bought myself a new neon pink color and was really excited to try it but once home it didnt look as good as it looked when I tried it in showroom, all those spot lights should be blamed here 😉
I just wanted a little darker pink color and guess what came to rescue was the matt red color I mixed the two shades together and voila had the right color I actually wanted.
If a lipstick is too dark, all you need to do is mix the dark lipstick with something lighter; a lip gloss, a tinted lip balm, another lipstick, etc. and if the lipstick color is too light, then it only makes sense to mix it with a color that’s darker.
2. Use your old lipstick as a cheek stain. I have done this many times when I have forgotten to carry my own blush in my handbag
3. Create a tinted lip gloss using a leftover lipstick. Add Vaseline into the pot with the lipstick and mix well. If you want it to have a smooth and new finish allow it to sit somewhere warm for a little while and it will melt, then when you lat it harden again it will look like a brand new gloss!