Homemade Lipstick? Are you crazy! That’s what I would have told someone a year ago. In the world where there is Dior’s Addict Lipstick there is no place for homemade stuff. Have you tried it? Moisturizing, volumizing, mmm…. it feels, smells, and tastes perfect. It’s actually quite addictive. But if you keep your ears open, you start hearing some worrisome things indeed.
FDA does not regulate metals in cosmetic products. After all, lipstick is a topical product, you are not eating it. As if! It’s not a matter of debate anymore that a portion of lipstick ends up in a digestive system. Some lipstick is licked off, and some of it absorbed into the bloodstream through the delicate skin. According to this Scholastic book a women eat 6 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime, but estimates often range from 3 to 9 pounds.
The basic formula is simple and most effective in a Winter:
If you want to avoid putting unwanted preservatives, petroleum products, and who knows what else near your lips, try making your own lipstick and see, if you like it. I would suggest starting with recipe 2 as it makes smaller portion, but it feels more like a balm than a lipstick. Both recipes are guaranteed to keep you lips soft and smooth. It might not feel as rich on your lips as expensive Dior lipstick, but just remind yourself how they achieve that richness. Aluminum is one popular lipstick stabilizer, chromium (the element that makes steel “stainless”) is another one. Is it really worth it?
Recipe 1- Summer Version
I have just showed you the basic formula with a neat 1:1:1 and here I go cutting down the oil portion. Because I don’t want your lipstick to melt inside your purse! 1:1:1 recipe is great all year long except for hot summer. The lipstick made with this recipe was left inside my purse on a super hot day on multiple occasions and it didn’t melt.