3/13/13

Make Your Own Crayon Lipsticks


Hold up... turning crayons into lipstick is a real thing??! Yes it is! We did some research and found several tutorials (Ms. Toibelsey, and Veronica loves beauty) for turning crayons into smooth and silky lipsticks! I never really thought about what goes into making lipstick, the only thing that comes to mind is when they used to put in whale blubber or something like that. Anyway, the process for homemade lip product is not as complicated as you would think. The best part is you probably have most of these items at home. Check out how to make custom colored lipsticks out of crayons!

>> EDIT: please be careful what crayons you use for this. Crayola crayons are nontoxic, but some crayons (from China) may contain lead.
>> You are also going to need things to double boil, we used a pan and a small pot. Also, a chopstick and spoon for stirring and distributing.
>> Feel free to substitute shea butter instead of lotion and any other oil as long as the products you use are food and skin safe (jojoba is a great skin and lip oil).


>> Throw in 1/2 teaspoon of oil, 1/2 teaspoon of lotion, and 1/2 crayon. Double-boil until all liquefied and mixed. This takes close to 2 minutes to be completely ready, don't over cook it.


>> Quickly and carefully pour into container. Let it cool in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes. Done!


>> Color swatches! The colors go on more like a lip stain and are a bit sheer but they are still really flattering. The teal looks really ugly on lips but we wanted to try it out for fun, ha! You can apply directly or with a lip brush.


-monica and lisa