Friday, 15 August 2014

DIY Lipgloss: Silk + Honey Review

This week I've been giving this little kit from Silk + Honey a go. I love the idea of making your own cosmetics, but it can be time consuming, expensive and requires a lot of research. Silk + Honey makes it easy by selling 'kits' that not only allow you to mix your own shades and tweak formulations, but they don't contain any chemical nasties that are common in modern cosmetics.
Some of the skin and body care kits are a little overpriced in my opinion, but the lip gloss kit, at £35 is great for anyone who wants to give this a go, but it also makes an amazing gift for makeup lovers! The kit comes complete with all the ingredients you'll need, pipettes, syringes with nibs for filling the tubes and a gorgeous linen makeup bag...
Apparently it makes up to 13 tubes of lipgloss, but actually only comes with 6 empty tubes, so unless you want to buy additional containers, I think 6 is a more realistic number. You mix together a base of Jojoba Oil and Jojoba Gel, the colour the gloss with a selection of different pigments. The shade possibilities are endless and it's actually really easy and fun to do!
I mixed four different shades this weekend and this is how they turned out. I'm in love with the bright fuchsia. The formulation actually turned out really nicely. Because they have the oil base, they are totally non-sticky, but last really nicely. They also leave your lips feeling lovely and nourished too. I think I'll get a lot of use out of these.
You can pick up the kit on Birchbox.com for £35. A lovely treat, or perfect gift for makeup obsessives like me!

56 comments:

  1. They look so lovely! Ive always been intrigued about how make up is made and would love to have a go at making my own! x

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  2. I love the idea of making makeup myself, this is such a great idea. I love the look of the two brighter colours, and think it's great that they actually last.

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  3. That's awesome! I love DIY projects :)

    Josie XOXO
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  4. DIY Lipglosses remind me of the younger days when we used to get vaseline and a bit of lipstick!
    They turned out great, and I love the red and pink shades you have created! <3
    xoxo,

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  5. What a clever idea. This would be a great gift for my sister who is a makeup artist.
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  6. Woah that seems amazing and really affordable. Just wondering how long does it last e.g. do the lipglosses stay on for long?

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  7. They do sound like the perfect gift for someone who likes a DIY and lip gloss of course!

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  8. This sounds so fun, and being able to mix your own colours makes it even more awesome! :D

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  9. This sounds like such an amazing present, I'll have to look into Silk + Honey some more! It's good to know that the lipglosses aren't sticky though, as that's the thing that always puts me off.

    Millie x
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  10. I think if i were to try something like this, I'd make a mess of it. Seems like a lot of fun though :) Love the colours!

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  11. This sounds like a such a good kit to share amongst other beauty obsessed friends :) really innovative.
    nlmorgan, lifestyle & beauty

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  12. Might have to get myself this kit, it looks amazing! I especially like the red shade, the pigmentation on it is just beautiful!

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  13. This kit sounds so good, I really want to try it out!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  14. This looks too good to be true. A little rubbish if it says 13 but only gives you 6. But it looks so beautiful.

    Georgie
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  15. This looks like such a great kit! Would be great if you wanted to match a lipstick colour you have.

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  16. what a cool idea. It would be really nice to make your own make up, especially since I can't read some of the ingredients that go into the products I use.
    Still 35 pounds is too much for a non-british person I think, damn these exchange rates!!!

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  17. This looks so fun and would make such a lovely gift!

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  18. What great vibrant colors, so pretty!

    xx Kelly
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  19. That red lipgloss looks lovely! Such a cool idea for a gift xxx

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  20. I like the idea of this, but the reality of me actually making something, especially with so much product and not being able to use it all up is what will make me probably not purchase this. I love the pink shade you came up with though. It looks like it'd be nice and opaque on the lips!

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  21. What a great idea! Thank you for the info! :)

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  22. This is such a great idea, but I am still a bit concerned about price, though they look beautiful! :)



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  23. This is such a great idea! Both the red and the pink are gorgeous colours!

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  24. might have to get this kit! it sounds like such a cute idea

    emily xx

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  25. What a lovely idea! Great for a gift. x

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  26. I love the idea of mixing and making my own cosmetics! I will definitely have to look into Silk & Honey to see where they ship! -Jessi
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  27. i love the last two you did :)

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  28. Such a clever idea! They look lovely.

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  29. I am definitely going to have to try this kit!!

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  30. Such a cool idea!!

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  31. What a great idea!! Love this!

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  32. Sounds interesting! I love the pink colour <3

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  33. Such a cool idea. I think it would be a fun party item to have.
    Carolyn | BLOG

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  34. Cute idea! Would make a lovely gift :-)

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  35. The red lipgloss look amazing! I'll definitely try this!

    Sophia // sophiebysophia.blogspot.com

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  36. That's such a great idea! The colours a amazing as well xxx <3

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  37. I reviewed silk + honey hair mask and body cream on my blog recently and I love the idea of making my own products as you know exactly what goes in them! Love the lip glosses especially the Fuschia!

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  38. I love the idea of this and all the different colors you made! :D

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  39. Amazing idea! Love the colours especially fuschia

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  40. HI Fleur! Very nice post

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  41. They all look gorgeous! Love the fuschia shade!

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  42. Wow. That is absolutely a fantastic idea. I wanna try it out, too :)

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  43. Fantastic idea, I really like the look of this! There would be something pretty great when someone asked where your lipgloss is from, you could respond with saying, 'Oh, I made it myself' hehe!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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  44. This would actually be a fantastic gift for any makeup lover! Such a nice concept and I am sure it will be a lot of fun to make. Love the fuchsia gloss you made.

    Debasree from AllSheNeeds

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  45. I agree the bright fuchsia is a lovely shade!

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  46. Neat idea!! The color payoff is great!

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  47. Love the different shades of colour :)

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  48. This looks amazing, thinking of purchasing the kit myself!

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  49. Lovely colours
    L x
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  50. This sounds great, I love that they're non sticky too!

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  51. Love the colors you created, especially the hot pink gloss :)

    Mina ♥ My fashion blog: The Style Fever

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  52. This is such a fantastic idea!

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  53. DIY with a twist because you don't have to start from scratch completely and is way less time consuming...looks like fun! The shades you made are lovely

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  54. I adore the fuschia one as well.

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