So the world seems to have gone crazy over matte liquid lipsticks with every brand seeming to try and make their own version. With the likes of Colourpop, Anastasia and Kylie Jenner ruling the American lipstick market, the UK seem to be behind, (like seriously we only just got NYX) and us Brits have to only hope and wish that one day we will be able to afford the import duty and handling fee to experience the luxury of owning a Colourpop ultra matte liquid lipstick. Therefore we are left with little choice other than to improvise, which is exactly what I did when I decided to make my own liquid lipsticks.
To do this, I used an old eyebrow spoolie the sort of ones that come in brush kits that nobody uses. Any kind of eyeshadow, preferably one you don’t care about anymore as you are going to be taking bits off it. And finally a matte foundation, you don’t need to use a high end foundation a lower priced one is perfectly fine, I used the l’oreal infallible pro matte foundation and it worked well. If you have a deep skin tone I recommend that you use a lighter shade if possible so it doesn’t overpower the eyeshadow and make it not very pigmented. However if you aren’t willing to buy a new foundation purely for this then a matte primer would also work just as well.
So if you haven’t already seen where this is going, you use the brush to scrape little bits of eyeshadow from the pan and mix it with a bit of foundation to create your perfect colour. To do this you could use a paper plate but to be honest I just used a post it note as I was too lazy to go downstairs to the kitchen to get a plate (it is like two long flights of stairs in my
!). When you have got your desired colour you can swatch it on your hand to check you like the ratio of the ingredients and to check it goes on smooth and not too patchy. Then the sky is your limit and you can put them on your lips and just go to town with it!
Here are a few of the ones I made and I also enjoyed naming them too!