The other day, when I saw this recipe for vaseline lip butter at The Wonder Forest, it instantly transported me back to my middle school years, and I clearly remember making the exact lip gloss tutorial from Seventeen magazine that she is talking about! I remember I used this abominable bright purple and added some lavender extract and I can still recall the smell it had: pride and love for my new creation, mixed with fear that my mom would come home and see me making a horrible mess in the master bathroom! :)
So I decided to try it with cocoa butter, which is a more natural product than the petroleum-based vaseline, and also naturally smells delicious. The results were so impressive that I wanted to share here on le blog, in case anyone might be looking for a way to recycle unwanted eyeshadow or blush. It would be great to try with school-age kids too [though maybe a little messy - but that's part of the fun]!
1. Scoop cocoa butter into a small ramekin, and heat gently until it's softer and easy to stir-- either in the microwave or in a double boiler.
2. Crush your powder make-up with a blunt tool, drop it into the cocoa butter, and stir until the color is evenly spread and you don't have bubbles.
3. Spoon into a small plastic container [such as the ones BEADS come in!]. You might need to clean up the outer surfaces of the container too.
4. Apply liberally and become [even more] kissable [than you already were]!
They would make great inexpensive mini-gifts too! If you designed a little sticker label with 'Berry Chocolate' or something like that...
And now you're fabulous, dahling!
P.S. I'm now writing from my new place and I will share photos very soon! [And Davide's here! For the whole month! but that's for another post...]