Lip gloss can be easily made at home and does not require much effort. Learn how to make homemade lip gloss.

How To Make Lip Gloss

Sumptuous and supple lips are not only desired by women, but also constitute one of the wildest fantasies of men. If you still haven’t figured out what makes Angelina Jolie so wanted and hot, here is the answer. It’s her sexy pout that makes men’s heart go gaga. Talking about the shiny lips, lip-gloss is one of the most common cosmetic items that can ensure saucy looking lips. Apart from imparting a shiny finish to the lips, it also maintains their health. Lip gloss adds volume to the lips, making them look fuller and appealing. So, if you want to get those eyeballs rolling towards you, make sure you always apply a lip gloss or lip balm before stepping out. What is interesting to know is that lip gloss can be easily made at home and does not require much time, resource or energy! Sounds amazing, doesn’t it! So, to spruce up your lips and to relive those fun filled moments again, know how to make lip gloss at home, in the following lines.
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Homemade Lip Gloss
Recipe 1
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Shortening (CRISCO)
  • 1 tbsp Drink Mix
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Hot Water 
  • Take a bowl and mix 1 tbsp of solid vegetable shortening and 1 tsp of honey in it.
  • In a separate bowl, pour the drink mix with 1/4 tsp of hot water and stir until it is dissolved.
  • Stir in as much of the drink mix as possible. The final amount of the gloss will depend on the temperature of hot water.
  • Now, add about one drop of the water mixture to the shortening/honey base. Mix the two well.
  • Keep adding the water mixture drop by drop, till the time you get the desired flavor combination you want.
  • After the preparation is over, pour the ingredients into a clean container or an old lip-gloss jar, according to your own convenience.
  • Store it in the refrigerator and keep it for a considerable time, so that the gloss become a little consistent and can be applied with a lip brush.
Recipe 2
  • 10 to 12 Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 tbsp Almond Oil
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • The first step would be to put all the ingredients into a bowl.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave for a few minutes.
  • After a couple of minutes, remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the mixture. Crush all the cranberries.
  • With the help of a seine, strain the mixture, removing all the pieces of fruit.
  • The cranberry lip balm is ready to use.
  • For storing the lip balm, keep it in an airtight container. 
Recipe 3
  • 2 tbsp Solid Shortening
  • 1 tbsp Fruit-Flavored Powdered Drink Mix
  • 35 mm Film Container 
  • The first step would be to mix shortening & drink mix together, in a microwave safe bowl, until it attains a smooth consistency.
  • Place the bowl in the microwave on high for about 30 seconds, until the mix becomes a liquid.
  • Now, pour the mixture into a clean film container, or any other small airtight container.
  • Refrigerate the mix for about half an hour, until it becomes firm. 
Recipe 4
  • 1 tsp Beeswax
  • 1 tsp Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 1 tsp Calendula Oil
  • 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil 
  • The first step would be to melt the beeswax in a saucepan.
  • Once melted, add apricot and calendula oils, stirring the mixture constantly.
  • After sometime, remove the saucepan.
  • When the mixture is partially cooled, add the essential oils and store it in a small glass pot.

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