I was so inspired by this blog post (which I discovered through Sheila of Painted Ladies), that I HAD to try this for myself. Because you know how I love crafting and makeup.
So I gathered the materials as recommended, including:
|Starting with a small box. If I feel like making a ton more, I'll buy the big box someday.|
and coconut oil, which I already had a jar of because I cook with it sometimes. (Don't worry, it wasn't contaminated with food or anything - I always use a clean spoon to scoop it out.) I also had my handly spritzer bottle of rubbing alcohol to sanitize the containers.
So I followed the directions as written (double-boiler and all - next time, I'm using the microwave), and I decided to make six for my first go around.
I found that for the most part, these ended up being more like a tinted lip balm than a lipstick, and I think I need to play around with the proportion of crayon to coconut oil a bit to find the right amount of pigmentation, but overall, I really like everything that I made, and I will totally do this again. (Though, it's not like I'm so lacking in lip products that I need to make more =P) Aside from one (which I'll talk about later), it didn't smell or taste like crayon. The coconut oil scent was strong, and it was actually SUPER moisturizing. Usually when I swatch a bunch of lip products in succession, my lips get really irritated, but not this time.
So yeah, it was cool to stand in the kitchen over the stove holding a little glass bowl with a set of tongs and stirring my evil potions like a mad scientist. This was a lot of fun, and I definitely plan to make a few more.