If the title of this post made you blink, you’re not alone. When I first clicked on a video on YouTube titled “DIY: How to Make Lipsticks Using Crayons,” I was more curious than anything. It seemed like a pretty dubious idea and I wasn’t taking it all that seriously, but then I changed my mind.
I literally was right about to order some makeup online. But I was on the fence about my purchase for a couple reasons. First off, the lipstick I was going to buy was really expensive. Second, the ingredients list was horrific. Half the stuff they use in makeup is really questionable.
But crayons actually are quite innocuous. As the video points out, they are made of non-toxic pigments and paraffin wax. You know, I guess that makes sense. Little kids sometimes eat them after all. They need to be safe. So compared to the weird ingredients lists of most store-bought lipstick, these DIY crayon lipsticks are actually quite safe.
Plus … they are cheap! Lipstick has never been this affordable! And you can make any color you want by combining whatever crayon colors you want to use. I love this because it is so hard to find exactly the right shade of lipstick. And now I can customize my look to my heart’s content.
I would never have guessed it, but this turned out to be one of my best discoveries in quite some time. I am so excited to give it a try. Have fun, and enjoy creating the custom lipstick colors you always wanted—the safe, cheap, and easy way!