Using Mineral Pigments to Create Lip Colors

Hi everyone,

As you may know, I love mineral makeup. They are preservative-free and you can use them on your eyes, lips, face, and even nails. I did a tutorial on how to use pigments on your nails, please click here to view if you haven't seen it before.

My pigments back in the Formula D days. Ah, I miss them!
Although a lot of people use their mineral pigments for their eyes and cheeks, they are probably not aware that these pigments can be used on their lips, too. Usually, the manufacturer would tell you if the pigment is lip-safe or not. If you are not too sure, ask! While pigments are ok to use on your eyelids as well as your skin, applying it to your lips is another story. Some pigments are not meant to be digested and when you have them on your lips, you might lick them. So, safety first, ok?

After checking if your pigments are lip safe or not, it is fun time! Usually, mineral blushes are lip safe and the amount of pigments is less in there compared to eye shadows where they are full of pigments.

The easiest way to use mineral pigments on your lips is to dip a lip balm into your jar of pigments and glide it on your lips. Yes, it's that simple! If you want a matte color, just use a waxy lip balm such as the original ChapStick. If you want more shine, use something like the Nivea Essential Care lip balm.

The second way to use pigments on your lips is to apply it with a lip gloss. However, since lip gloss is a liquid, to avoid contamination, you should take a small aliquot of pigments out of the container and dip your lip gloss wand in it. Also, you can mix a little bit of clear gloss with the pigments to create a customize color as well.

Last but not least, you can use pigments on top of your lipstick to add more dimension to the look. For example, you can pat some glittery red pigments on top of your already applied red lipstick for an extra pop. People will want to know how you get that beautiful look.

That's all for now, folks! I hope you enjoy the tips. If you have any extra tips on how to use mineral pigments, I'd love to hear from you.

With love,
Dao xoxo

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