If you read my review (here) of the new Sleek Pout Paints (8ml/£4.99) last week, then you will know I really did rave about them but I also mentioned that they are super, super pigmented and will last forever and a day, as you need so little.
So to actually make them more wearable during the day and to use them more as mixing mediums together I thought I'd try my hand at making my own version of Sleek's Pout Polishes!
To my surprise it was all really easy and I was so glad the idea in my head just went as planned! Actually washing out the little tester pots took me longer than making all four tinted lip balms! They all turned out great and I now really feel for £4.99 each the Pout Paints really are great value seeing as you can do so much with them.
So here is a quick and easy tutorial on how to make your own tinted lip balms... if you haven't sussed it out already that is!
Above are all the items you will need - Vaseline (clear) for melting, a large metal spoon, an empty clear pot, a brush end for mixing... it really can be anything, some Pout Paints and tissue or a wipe to clean the spoon and any spillages.
I used Vaseline as I seem to have quite a few pots just not being used (plus it's cheap) and I know it melts down well but melting any old lip balm as long as it's clear will also work.
The steps above are pretty self-explanatory but just in case here is an explanation of each step -
- Place a small amount of the Pout Paint(s) into the pot. If you want to use a few shades you could mix them together in the pot to see the exact shade and then add more of one shade if required to get the shade you desire.
- With your finger scoop out some Vaseline and place it on the spoon however make sure not to put too much on as the volume will increase when melted.
- Turn on your hob to the highest setting it goes to and place the spoon just over the heat. You want to make sure all the Vaseline is fully melted and totally liquidized.
- Turn off the heat and carefully pour into the pot straight away making sure not to let it cool. It should be easy enough to pour directly into the pot but just in case of any spills do not hold onto the pot and be really careful as the Vaseline will be extremely hot.
- Next with the actual end of the brush you have, mix the melted Vaseline and Pout Paints together thoroughly until you are sure they are totally combined.
- While the mixture is still liquid but slightly cooled, test the shade on the back of your hand to see if it is the colour you want. If it isn't then you still have time before it sets to add another shade into the pot.
Then all you need to do is leave the lip balm to set for around 5-10 minutes on the side. You will be able to see that it is fully set when it has a glossy sheen to the surface.
Tip - The more Pout Paint you use the more pigmented it will be, but make sure not to use too much or it will look very similar to the Pout Paint but of course more moisturizing.
Here are the Pout Paints I used to create the four tinted lip balms you see above (from top left clockwise:-
- This was 3 parts Cloud 9 (white) to 1 part Mauve Over (purple pink). This is quite sheer but my favourite!
- This one was actually Mauve Over on it's own but it didn't actually turn out that well as I didn't actually use enough.
- Pin Up (red) on its own.
- This was my last one in which I use equal amounts of Cloud 9 and Mauve Over then at the last minute I added a bit of Pin Up. Very pretty.
Really hope this has been interesting for anyone that has a few of the Sleek Pout Paints or even if you are thinking of purchasing a few but are wondering if you will end up using a lip colour that is so highly pigmented.
Of course the tinted lip balm shades you could create really are endless and could also be a lot more daring than I have shown!