For this week's Frugal Friday, I tried out a DIY lip stain!! I am very much a chapstick or (if I'm feeling a little fancy) clear lip gloss kind of girl. I don't wear lipstick or use lip stain but when I came across this DIY lip stain idea, I was intrigued!! I found the idea on an awesome website called The Beauty Department and decided that it was just too simple not to try. I'm a sucker for frugal ideas that cost me a dollar or less...I mean, why not try it!? All you need is a package of Kool-Aid, a Q-tip and a little bit of water!
Step One: Pour a small amount of the Kool-Aid into a bowl (you can omit this step entirely if you would rather just reach into the package)
Step Two: Dampen your finger and press it into the Kool-Aid powder
Step Three: Rub your fingers all over your lips evenly distributing the color
Step Four: Dampen a Q-Tip and go back over your lips to smooth out any clumps and even out the edges
I went with the Tropical Punch which as you can see from the photo above, stains your lips BRIGHT red! I will admit that for a girl that doesn't wear lip stick, this was weird but I kinda liked the look! I think that with some fun retro make-up and a polka dotted top, these bright red lips would be a nice accent!
Now that I know this Kool-Aid lip stain actually works, I'm going to purchase other flavors and see how they look! Here is a color/flavor key to help you pick the right one for lips!
- Cherry = Orange Red
- Tropical Punch = Bright Red
- Peach Mango = Peach
- Pink Lemonade = Barbie Pink
- Strawberry Kiwi = Light Red
- Grape = Purple
Lots of Love,
Labels: Bath and Beauty, Frugal Friday