Beautiful Lips for Less


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It doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny to have a pretty pout. Several of these super-easy DIYs are made from supplies you’re likely to have on hand!

Trick #1: Kool-Aid Lip Stain

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A long-lasting lip stain from the grocery-store aisle? The Beauty Department covers everything you need to know, including a color guide and application how-to.

Trick #2: DIY Lip Scrub

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Treat your chapped lips to a homemade scrub session. I love how this recipe from the blog Rogue Imaginaire is made with salt, sugar, Vaseline, lip balm and olive oil. No trips to the specialty store necessary!

Trick #3: 2-Ingredient Crayon Lipstick

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Flashback to elementary-school art class with this easy crayon lipstick DIY, courtesy of the blog Oh So Pretty. Besides the simplicity of course, the beauty of this recipe is its versatility. You can make a lipstick in any and every color for a pittance!

Trick #4: DIY Lip Plumper

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Duck lips are so two years ago, but perfectly pouty lips never go out of style. This recipe for DIY Lip Plumper from The Beauty Place Blog uses cinnamon oil, available at natural food stores and co-ops, and clear lip gloss, making it an affordable alternative to designer (or dermatologist!) plumpers.

meghan-mcandrewsEditor by day and the voice of High Plains Thrifter by night, Meghan McAndrews is known for her weekly nacho night get-togethers and ongoing commitment to bringing big hair back. In her free time, she can be found scouring church-basement rummage sales, cooking in her kitchen or daubing it up at the bingo hall.


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