In the world of makeup, products have always been used for different purposes; for example lipstick as blush or eyebrow pencil as lipstick. So today in honor of #NationalLipstickDay I will tell you how to use your eyeshadow as a lipstick. This will give you many more colors to choose from for your next lip color.
There are two ways to use eyeshadow as lipstick, one is by layering the shadow on top of a colorless lipstick and the other is by making a lipstick with a base of leftover eyes. Both options work by adding a lot of color to the lips but they are not as long-lasting as regular lipsticks, which we know can be long-lasting.
The first method is based on putting lipstick on (preferably without color, so that the shade of the shadows does not change) and applying the eyeshadow with your finger or a brush. Small taps are made on the lips so that the color is intense. If you want to give more intensity to your look, you can use pencil eyeliner to outline the contour of the lips. Many times the lips are painted with a normal lipstick and then the leftover eyes (light or bright colors) are used on the lower middle part of the lips to give it a little more light.
A colored lipstick is also used and it is given a little change with the eyeshadow. For example, if you use red lipstick and put a yellow shadow on it, you will create an orange shade that can look amazing with tanned skin.
The second method is a DIY ( do it yourself ) that involves creating a new lipstick, coloring it with the eyeshadow.
The ingredients you will need are the following:
- Mixing pot
- Container to store your new lipstick
- Leftover eyes of the color you want
- A toothpick or swab
What you are going to do is put a good amount of petroleum jelly in the jar where you will mix. Remember that the amount of Vaseline is the amount of lipstick that you will have so make sure it fits in the container you bought. Then scrape up some eyeshadow and add it to the petroleum jelly. Stir well with the toothpick and pour the mixture into the new container. Easy and fast, you already have your new lipstick.
Another way to do that is to melt the contents of a Chapstick or any colorless lipstick along with the eyeshadow you want to use to color it. Stir and pour into a small pot to keep it.
These techniques, in addition to being simple, are cheap. So we are saving money but now we have more alternatives when it comes to putting on makeup. Try them with many types of eyeshadow just make sure your eyeshadow does not contain ferric ferrocyanide and chromium oxide because they are harmful to sensitive areas like the lips.