The Popular DIY Beauty Hack You Might Want To Avoid

By: Rachel Krause

DIY beauty hacks: When theyre good, theyre good, and when theyre bad, theyre truly, really bad and potentially hazardous to your health.

The internet went wild recently when makeup artist Zohra( a.k.a. zobeautyy) shared a video tutorial showing how to stimulate your own tradition liquid lipstick using products you already own, and understandably so combine two of Instagrams favorite beauty tendencies( DIY and liquid lipstick ), and youve got a social media hit on your hands.

The how-to, which has racked up nearly 2 million views so far, proves Zohra cutting a bullet of lipstick out of its tube, smashing it, and then merging it with a generous amount of liquid look primer. She then throws the potpourrus in a syringe and squeezes it into an empty tube with a doe-foot applicator you are familiar with, just like a liquid lipstick. The perfect course to repurpose your neglected lipstick collecting, right?

Eh, maybe not so much better. As cosmetic chemist Ginger King told Allure, You need to be very careful for[ DIY] lip products, as the product utilized can be ingested.

Dermatologist Joshua Zeichner, MD, adds that while lip products are specifically invented to be safe even if a bit happens to get in your mouth( still not recommended ), the same doesnt always apply to other look makeup. Still, Dr. Zeichner articulates, If a facial primer applies to the outer the members of the lip, it is likely safe to apply around the mouth. Just try not to set it on the inner, wet side of the lip.

So if you absolutely must try it, Zohras trick likely wont hurt yourself but investing in a liquid lipstick you can find at Sephora is still your best bet.

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