That’s right. Legit Crayola Crayons. And it’s really easy too!
I was browsing the youtubes (definitely not singing Let It Go on karaoke) when I came across a load of DIY makeup videos. The Crayola lipstick one caught my attention in particular because I have loads of Crayolas lying around from when my niece comes over so I thought I’d try it for you guys and see how well it works.
You will need: Crayolas, coconut oil, containers
Method: Fill a pan with a cm or 2 of boiling water from the kettle, place on a low-medium heat. Chop up your chosen crayon into inch long pieces. For a sheer look add 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil per inch of crayon, for a more opaque look use 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil. Place the crayon and coconut oil in a heat proof bowl and place in the pan. This way the crayon melts slowly and won’t burn.
Once melted, pour the mixture into a container:
Repeat with whichever colours you want, or you can mix colours together.
Once the mixture sets, you are ready to use it as a lipstick! Because Crayola are made for young children, this mixture is safe to wear on your lips because it is non toxic as toddlers have been known to eat crayons. Kids, eh.
This is what they look like:
Unfortunately they don’t make the best lipsticks, as you can see. But it’s free and a great way to experiment with colours, or doing a look you would never usually do and you don’t want to splash out on black lipstick you are never going to wear again. The coconut oil makes them soft on the lips so at least so won’t dry your lips out.
And it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon. Have fun!