Who Needs Lipstick?
|A selection of the lip liners I am using right now.|
The only downside to doing your own lip pencils is the neutral design.
Applying any type of label makes sharpening difficult.
The upside? 100% personalized color!
I've tried numerous kinds of brand name lipsticks – even those 8-hour-won't-come-off-no-matter-what-the-heck-you-do ones. If they didn't dry out my lips, they would either migrate to unwanted areas of my face, feel like I had just applied a layer of sticky jam to my mouth, or magically disappear within a moment of having put them on.
So Do Your OwnI considered doing my own lipsticks when I started doing my own make-up, but being the demanding creature I am, I couldn't find any containers that could pass the luxury test and be ordered in quantities of under 10.000.
I ended up doing a series of "fat lip liners" that I combine with my Ultimate Balm Gloss Pot, and darned if it doesn't give me color, staying power and moisture. I'm guessing the same would be possible to achieve with a paraffin-free, petroleum-free, commercial lip liner.