Sometimes lip gloss is overrated. Are you even certain that your favorite gloss tube is safe for you? How do you get glossy lips without having to make that purchase? Let’s find out!
If there’s something I know about the beauty and cosmetics industry, is that you can never be too sure about the contents of any manufactured products. While some companies may have your best interests at heart, the chances of finding a couple of ingredients that aren’t that great are pretty high.
Lipstick, on the other hand, does not do a great job on the moisturizing. Every time I have to don my favorite plum lipstick, I have to apply some moisturizing layers beneath it. I don’t particularly like that, but it is something I can live with – at least once in a while.
Every lip gloss I have tried attracts way too much attention to my lips. It feels like all lights are glinting off my lips, making it seem a little over-applied and not quite work-appropriate.
Since I leave my lipstick for the fun occasions (like parties and evenings out in the city), I have always been on the search for an easy and natural way to keep my lips moisturized and just the right amount of glossy. All without resorting to lip gloss. Here are a few tips I found – and they can help you as well.
Your Lip Care Regimen
For you to achieve naturally glossy lips, you need to keep your lips in great shape and apply the right product – preferably a simple and safe product.
- Keep Your Lips Clean and Fresh
It is not surprising that most women forget to cleanse their lips. We focus so much on the body and face that we forget the lips! As part of your lip care regimen, you can use a soft toothbrush to brush your lips. It will help get rid of dead skin that has accumulated.
You can also use a tiny drop of your facial scrub. Rub it gently on your lips until you are satisfied with the result.
- Moisturize and Shine
To keep it simple and effective, use petroleum jelly once your lips are clean and clear. You can also use lip balm if the petroleum jelly feels a little plain for you, it will promote your lip color.
It doesn’t have to end at that, though!
How To Make Your Lip Gloss
The whole point of this is to find your safe solution to keep your lips glossy and incredible-looking without going overboard.
- Melt some beeswax entirely
- After stirring it, add one tablespoon of almond oil, vitamin E oil, and Shea butter. Stir thoroughly until the mixture is cool
- Don’t wait until the mixture cools and hardens. Pour it into your desired gloss jars for regular use
If you want some color, you can add a small chunk of lipstick to the mixture and stir with the rest.
Keeping your lips glossy doesn’t have to be plain for you. When making your lip gloss, you can even add some non-toxic glitter for a sassy look. Also, play around with drops of rose, lavender, cinnamon or peppermint extracts to get the scent you desire.