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Friday, March 18, 2016

How I Created the Perfect Pinky-Brown Mauve Lip Colour!

I have been participating in an Instagram challenge to finish up 7 beauty products by spring. One of the items is a lipstick, Maybelline's Color Whisper in Lust For Blush (25).

After using this lipstick everyday I started to get sick of it, so I started to mix it with other colours. This way I could continue using it but not be bored. I'm not a makeup artist and I'm sure a lot of you already do this, but I never have. I've layered lip liner, lipstick, and gloss but I've never mixed lipsticks together to get a customized shade.

I chose a brown colour that I don't wear as it's just too brown for me,  it's NYC's Expert Last Lip Color in Creamy Caramel (440). 

After layering the Creamy Caramel over Lust for Blush, I ended up with the perfect pinky-brown / mauve colour! It was the perfect mauve shade for me, just what I've been wanting. I was so happy to have created my own personalized, custom lip colour. 

Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust for Blush (left) / NYC Expert Last Lip Color in Creamy Caramel (right)


Maybelline Colour Whisper in Pink Lust


NYC Lip Color in Creamy Caramel


I was having a bit of trouble with the swatches because I had to scrape inside the tube to get what was left of the Color Whisper 


Below is what I ended up with by mixing the two (a beautiful rosy-mauve shade)


 Lust for Blush (bottom)/ Creamy Caramel (centre)/ mixed (top)



Lust for Blush (left)/ Creamy Caramel (middle)/ mixed (right)


Now that I've finished my tube of Lust for Blush, I will just pick out another light pink colour-which there is definitely not a shortage of in my collection.

Maybe this will inspire those of you who don't already do this to experiment with your lippies. Try mixing different colours to create your own custom colour that is perfect for you.

Have you created your own perfect shade? If so, please share!

ps. I'm joining in the Monday Makeup Madness over @fabulousandfunlife as well as The best-blogosphere!


Amy
xoxo


12 comments:

  1. Aren't you talented. I would never have thought of making my own colour but you have now inspired me

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    1. I had never thought of it either, not until I got sick of using the lipstick I was trying to finish up in a challenge. That's why I wanted to share this, I figured I wasn't the only one who doesn't do this. So glad this inspired you. Have fun!

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  2. This is a great idea, and a nifty way of using up a lipstick too. Clever thinking!

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    1. Thank goodness for that challenge.. I think I'll be making custom lip colours on the regular now!

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  3. It is a brilliant way to use up lipsticks!! I usually change their color by layering them with lip pencils..same principle I guess :)

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    1. I'm really enjoying making my own custom lip colours by layering my lippies now!

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  4. That is such a great idea! I've done Project Pan's before and I tend to get sick of using the same colour lipstick, but this is such a good idea!! I must try.

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    1. Yes, it was so helpful in getting me through that lippie! Plus, now I'm enjoying making my own custome lip colours!

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  5. I used to do this fairly regularly Amy - there was a time when I had only 10 lipsticks in my kit, and blending them was the only way I could manage. I'm an absolute nutter for having just the right shade, but I now have quite a big collection so I find I don't have to do it any more, although I still sometimes add a gloss topping to shift a lipstick into the right zone. You've created a gorgeous colour hon - well done! xxx

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    1. Thanks, Kats! You are way ahead of the game. To me, you are the lipstick queen! :)

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  6. That IS the perfect shade! I'm all over pinky/mauve lip shades. That's my go to!

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    1. me too! I still haven't found the perfect shade without making my own though.

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