the lipstick follow-up...
To tell you the truth, when I mentioned that lipstick from crayons tutorial, I wasn't thinking that I'd actually do it. I mean, come on. The idea is a little weird. But with the encouragement of your comments, I gave it a try.
Here's how this went down.
I used three colors of crayons. I did not expect them to be this bright. Instead of regular baby oil, I used baby oil gel, which seemed to work just as well. The baby oil smell is not especially a favorite of mine though. My beeswax was from a candle making kit, and was easy to break into pieces, making it melt faster.
Everything went just as the tutorial said it would. But...
The texture of this is a little strange. The top pic is me being silly, and it smooths out more than that. But it's definitely more waxy than regular lipstick. I can feel it all on my lips (of course, I'm not a big lipstick fan anyway...I'm more of a gloss kinda gal).
But this was a lot of fun to do! My little sister was extremely interested in it. And it didn't cost much. Or really, anything...I had this stuff around.
I've considered adding a feature to the blog where I try out unusual DIYs from around the internet and do a review of they went. What do you think?
By Mollie Johanson at Saturday, April 24, 2010