Friday, July 6, 2012

Quick tip: how to make you lipstick lighter or darker

I like creating new lip shades, so no one knows what kind of lip sticks I wear (mysterious lip colour :P). I wanted to share a quick tip with you: how a make your lipstick lighter or darker.

This is what I used:

- two lipsticks: NYX Jumbo Lip pencil  709 Deep Red and Bourjois Sweet Kiss 49 Rose allure
- NYX Concealer in a Jar
- Avon Super shock gel eyeliner-liner gel in black
- lip gloss wand or brush (or just use your fingers)

You don't have to use exact same products. You can use whatever colour of lipstick you like. I just recommend using creamy concealers and eye pencils. Creamy products mix better with lipstick.

Make it lighter:
I apply lipstick on the back of my hand and with brush or lip gloss wand I get a little bit of concealer and apply it directly to where I put lipstick. Mix well. You can go back and forth with lipstick and concealer to achieve desired colour. Apply it on your lips.

Make it darker:
I do it the same way as with concealer, I just apply black liner directly to the lipstick on my hand and then mix with brush, wand or finger. Apply it to your lips.

NYX Jumbo Pencil, from left to right: lipstick mixed with concealer, normal shade, with black eyeliner.

Bourjois lipstick: from lighter to darker.

Of course you can apply it lipstick and then concealer/liner directly to your lips, but I prefer putting it to the back of my hand, so products can melt together from the warmth of my skin.

Here is comparison with NYX Jumbo Pencil. First picture: normal shade, second picture: darker shade

Pretty easy, ha?
Hope this helps to some of you :). Do you have any other tricks and tips how to make your own lip colour? Share it in the comment section!

Lots of love,

xoxo Deja

P.S.: Sorry for really bad pictures! I can't find my digital camera, I moved to a new apartment last weekend and my room is still chaotic :D. Sorry!


  1. such a great idea and i love the result :) you're pretty and I wish I could pull of red so good as you did *_*
    keep up the great work, dear :))

    xoxo FlirtingwithFashion

    1. aww. thank you, lovely <3
      I will ;)