Seems simple enough right? How many times have we heard that around here haha. After some digging (not really, the website is at the top of the page lol) I found the original site and read the directions! Unfortunately for Esther, they were not attached when she found this on Pinterest, and so her first attempt didn't go so well...
**This is her take two**
Like so many of our featured projects, they aren't a total bust, however, they aren't like quite the picture, which face it is what we are all hoping for in the end. Here are the instructions from the original site, and here is where Esther went wrong:
From: http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/08/d-i-y-yummy-lip/ Stop by there, they have some fun stuff, especially for make-up, hair, and nail junkies like me!
" STEP ONE: Pick your flavor using this guide (or mix a couple to find your perfect hue):
Cherry = orange red
Tropical Punch = bright red
Peach Mango = peach
Pink Lemonade = Barbie pink
Strawberry Kiwi = light red
Grape = purple
I poured it into a little bowl but you can merely use the packet as your container!
STEP TWO: Dampen your finger (our lovely model Carissa licked hers but I don’t want to sound unprofessional, lol!). Press your finger in the powder to pick up one coat.
STEP THREE: Rub your finger all over your lips. Try not to eat it immediately like we did; it is sooo hard because it’s so good!
STEP FOUR: Dampen a Q-tip to go back over it and smooth out any clumps or uneven edges.
Your honey will enjoy it too!"
Esther didn't let the stain stay on long enough the first time, which ends with it not working at all! I would also guess that in the pictures above (try #2) she hadn't cleaned up the edges yet...I would suggest using one finger to apply the wet sugar/stain, and with the other hand take a tissue/toilet paper and make a little finger glove with it and hold it under or over your lip so you don't get the stain on your surrounding skin. I would also probably use a clear gloss or chapstick over the stain after you have removed the sugar for a shiny look! Another option is to NOT use a gloss over and you have a high fashion matte look, which is super fun too!
Esther also warned that you shouldn't do this with chapped lips, because it burns!!! Word to the wise!
Another case of not having the full directions and ending up with less than ideal results! This is a fun easy look, super yummy, and an affordable way for fun lip wear!