- Beetroot powder
- Shea butter
The overwhelming majority of the lipsticks in my bathroom are shades of crimson, yet I can never seem to find that perfect one. I couldn’t wait to try this recipe from My Little Beauty Corner and finally blend the pigments to create that perfect red.
I tend to prefer more brownish reds, so I added cinnamon to the recipe. Perhaps because I was most excited about this lipstick, it turned out to be the biggest disappointment of the products I tried.
The cinnamon and beetroot didn’t combine smoothly with the beeswax and shea butter, creating clumps of color when I tried to apply it. As the lipstick hardened in the container, I had to scrape layers of the product off with my nail and really grind it into my lips to get any sort of color.
Perhaps it would work better adjusting the ratio of shea butter to beeswax, but I was too disappointed to try.