Lip-gloss is an indispensable makeup item for any woman. Find your way through this article for recipes on how to make your own flavored lip-gloss.

Making Lip Gloss

Why does lip gloss rank so high on popularity? Well, it’s only because it’s as handy, if not more than, any item in a makeup kit. Picture this — you’re an hour away from an important official meeting and your chances of a promotion depend on this meeting. You take a look at yourself in the mirror and realize that your lips have turned dry and have lost their luster. What do you do? How do you get the lost sheen back? You can’t afford to use a lipstick because that will make you look unprofessional, but you also need to use a product that will restore the subtle gleam in your lips. Enter lip-gloss—The ‘knight in shining amour’. The problem is solved! This also explains the reason behind the success of lip-gloss as a commercial product. It’s a makeup product that is used mostly to give lips a certain shine, glimmer or gloss, hence the name. However, sometimes it gets tough to choose amongst myriad lip-glosses that have inundated the market and you find yourself wishing you knew how to make lip-gloss. Well, that is exactly the wish this article aims to fulfill. Take a pre-planned step! Try out these fun and easy recipes for making your very own lip-gloss. 
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Homemade Flavored Lip Gloss

Cocoa Gloss
You Will Need
  • 8 tbsp Beeswax
  • 1/2 cup and 4 tbsp Almond Oil
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Vitamin E Oil
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Butter 
  • Start off by heating a large container on a gentle flame. Melt the beeswax in the container. Make sure that this is done on a low heat.
  • Pour in the Vitamin E oil and the almond oil. Also, add the cocoa butter and stir.
  • Take the container off the heat. Add the honey to the container and stir. Allow the mixture to cool before pouring it into smaller containers that should be perfect for storing lip-gloss. 
Lemon Gloss
You Will Need
  • 3 drops Lemon Flavor Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Beeswax
  • 1 tbsp Petroleum Jelly 
  • Get yourself a container. Heat the container over a low flame and melt the beeswax in the same.
  • Add the petroleum jelly to the container and stir well. Do this until the ingredients have melted thoroughly.
  • Take the container off the heat, add the lemon oil, and blend it well. Allow to cool before pouring it into a lip-gloss sized container. Your lip-gloss is ready! 
Fruit Gloss
You Will Need
  • 4 tsp Petroleum Jelly
  • 4 tsp Fruit Juice (citrus fruits only)
  • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • Add the petroleum jelly to a microwaveable bowl and microwave for 20 seconds or until the jelly melts. Stir the jelly with a spoon.
  • Proceed to add the fruit juice and vanilla extract to the petroleum jelly mixture and mix.
  • Wait until the mixture cools down before pouring it into a tiny container.

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