DIY Makeup: Create Your Own Makeup Cocktails
Still searching for the perfect shade of lip gloss or foundation? It may already be in your makeup bag. Find out how to create custom DIY makeup like the pros
Loose pigments + lip glossEver wish your favorite eyeshadow or blush was a lip color? You can stop searching now: Just add a bit of your blush or loose eyeshadow to a lip gloss for an exact match. If your blush or shadow is pressed, gently scrape tiny particles off with an X-Acto knife and mix with a little bit of gloss; you can do this in a Dixie cup or even on the top of your hand. "Use a thin brush to paint the mix on your lips so it goes on smooth and even," adds Paul. And if you're eager to use blue or green pigments, listen up: These hues contain more toxins than other shades, so Galadjian recommends avoiding them. Loose pigments mixed with lip gloss are more likely to be ingested, he says.
Mix MAC Cosmetics Pigment, $20, with Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in Crystal Clear, $1.99.
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