I love lipstick. Love it, love it, love it. I like the smell of it and the bright, bold colors you can get from them is amazing. But in spite of all of that love I HATE wearing it. It always gets on my teeth and somehow smears over to my skin around my lips and being as pale as I am the vast majority of the year it tends to stain my skin so even when I wipe it away, I still have this reddish or pinkish shadow where it lingered. Ugh.
And so I’ve decided I like lip stains in theory. I purchased a package of several colors and squeezed the thick business onto a lip brush and put it on, waited, like 15 minutes for it to dry and then peeled the stuff off leaving behind a nice, bright color. BUT you have to keep your mouth open and your lips from touching while they dry for that annoying 15 minutes. And I get it all over my teeth and my fingers and, guess what, sometimes I’m not paying attention during the setting time and it smears and THEN I’m in for it. ‘Cause this stuff lasts for DAYS. So much ugh.
So today when I saw two lovely and incredibly bright colors of lipstick at the local discount/general store I snagged them up and came home to make some Vaseline petroleum jelly lip gloss. It’s quick, easy and moisturizes and adds a sheer touch of color to your lips for hours and I am LOVING it.
For this project you will need:
- Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
- Coconut Oil
- Vibrant Lip Stick (I got mine at Family Dollar but this set from Amazon looks pretty awesome)
- Lip Gloss Pots
This recipe will make 2 pots of petroleum jelly lip gloss. I purchase my pots in pairs in the travel section at Walmart and this recipe fits them perfectly!
Start with 2 tablespoons of Vaseline and 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil works super well to make this glossy rather than like a balm. If you prefer less gloss, simply omit the coconut oil and go with 3 straight tablespoons of petroleum jelly.
In the microwave melt your jelly for about a minute and then add your favorite essential oil. I went for a fun, strawberry scent but peppermint is normally my go to essential oil for lip balm.
Add a bright, fun color of lipstick to the mostly melted jelly and stir. I went with the whole, stinking $1.50 tube and got some excellent, but still sheer color from my DIY glosses.
Microwave in 30 second increments until everything is fully melted.
Stir well and pour into your pots to fully cool and set up.
p.s. these square bowls are becoming my fave. The corners act like little spouts so you can easily pour liquid contents pretty darn neatly. Can you imagine that little amount of spillage with a rounded bowl? It would have been a disaster over here!
Not satisfied with pink only I also made some purple. I’d NEVER wear this lipstick as is but as a sheer tint it’s SO PRETTY so feel free to experiment!
The nature of this gloss is really soft, like petroleum jelly and super thick. Saturating the mixture with lots of color with an entire tube of lipstick yields great results, even on my tanner than usual skin.
And if you’re wondering, just ’cause I decided to try it out, food coloring will NOT mix into melted petroleum jelly. Like, at all. Not gonna happen. It will, however, stain the dickens out of your hands for the next few days when you wash the bowl out, so I’d say stick with lipstick tint for this project!
There we have it, perfectly tinted, super great feeling DIY petroleum jelly lip gloss that I am just in love with and hopefully you’ll love it, too!