Thursday, December 29, 2011

Handmade Lip Rouges--Attempts 1-4 (and 5)

My lip rouge supplies arrived Christmas Eve, and I managed to make five shades!  None are a true red, however, and I've come to the conclusion that I need to order carmine coloring to achieve a red.  The online shop is now closed until January and is sold out of carmine, so until they have more in stock, I'll have to return to perfume making for a while.

The shades I made are not bad; one is a reddish orange, another a fig-brown, one is a rich terracotta-type orange, the fourth is like raisin with brick undertones.  I made another that is deep mauve but I'm not going to post a photo of it because it's darker than what I wanted, so I'm going to work on it some more.  Here are the shades I've created:

'Carmen'--festive reddish orange!  This one I'm going to reformulate a bit so it is less glossy.

'Clara'--raisin-berry with brick undertones.  Quite 1920s!

'Mae'--a sort of terracotta orange, great for blondes and brunettes.

'Veronica'--a rich, fig-brown.

Now, the lip rouge names have a theme.  Can you guess what it is?  I'll just tell you.  I'm naming all my lip rouges after classic Hollywood actresses.  'Carmen' is for Carmen Miranda, 'Clara' for Clara Bow, 'Mae' for Mae West, and 'Veronica' for Veronica Lake.  I have many more shades and names planned, but I'm not going to spill them until I have them made!

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  1. They look lovely! I especially like the Clara colour :)

  2. Thank you for the feedback! I'm going to have samples available in the future! :D

  3. Adorable color! I love it! I'm following your cute blog now:D
    Hugs and kisses