I know this series has gone MIA for a few months, but now it is back until I run out of ideas and colours for this. Since Medusa’s Mineral Eye Dusts are an all natural product, you can wear these anywhere, including your lips. This post will feature Agent Orange; Tiger; Coral Reef; Red Baron. I have opted to show these as lipglosses this time because in the previous two posts I used the eye dusts as lipstick in a matte/satin finish.
*Tip: To make a lipstick/lipgloss, I used Medusa’s Stick It Primer, an all natural wax based primer to create the lip colour. I mixed the primer and eye dust together until I get the pigmentation and consistency I want. You can mix it in a container for portability as well. This way you can touch up after you eat and drink. In general, the eyedust/primer mix last me about 3-4 hours with light eating and drinking; however, when I eat lunch and dinner, I will need to touch up, hence having a premixed container will be handy. The mixture does have some slip to it and I find having a pot of colour with me useful for touch ups.
I find it helpful to condition my lips before hand with a lip balm/conditioner because the primer/eye dust mixer can be drying and emphasizes the flakes on my lips. For a matte/creme/satin look condition your lips for 5-10 minutes before hand and blot away the excess lip balm before applying the colour mixture. For a glossy finish, I would use a lip balm liberally then apply the colour mixture; however, don’t blot off the excess lip balm. Alternatively you can mix the lip balm into the primer/eye dust mixture or just apply a lip balm or gloss on top of the primer/eye dust mixture. You don’t have to use the primer to mix with the eye dust because I think a lip balm/conditioner or a lipgloss work just as well. Also check out the pinks and purples.
For these colours I liberally applied lip balm on my lips, but I did not blot out the excess. Then I mixed the Stick It Primer with the eye dust. The lip balm created the shine and creaminess of the colour.
In the pot, Agent Orange looks like a pinkish orange, but on my skin and lips a lot of pink tones show up. I think this would be best describe as a peachy pink coral. This colour has a slightly sheer application.
Tiger is a muted burnt tangerine colour. I was pleasantly surprised that I like this colour on my lips because the colour reminds me of Orange Crush and it looks like I drink a whole litre of the it and the pop stained my lips. Tiger is nicely pigmented and smooth.
Coral Reef is a reddish orange coral. This colour applies smoothly and is nicely pigmented. It reminds me of fruit punch and I think it is a perfect summer bright. I think I have several summer tops that would nicely compliment Coral Reef. I can’t wait until it is warm enough so I can wear it.
Red Baron is a fuchsia red. To me this is a cool tone hot pink, another pretty summer colour. I never say no to a hot pink lip during the summer months. I think this would look gorgeous with a nude eye, black liner and lots of black mascara.