Berry Good: Homemade Lip Scrub With Local Honey



Here in Southeastern Connecticut we are embracing the change of season with frost-covered nights and warm chicken pot pie. But just because our hydrangeas are giving up their color doesn’t mean we have to. The idea of a new season presents the perfect time to change up your look as well! A great way to update your beauty routine only requires one product: lipstick. In this case, the festive shade of berry. Depending on your skin tone, you can experiment with how dark you want to go, but lipstick is meant to be flirty and feminine so have fun with it!

The first and possibly most important step to applying lipstick is one people often forget: preparation. I have come up with a DIY lip scrub that will get you lipstick ready in no time.

1/2tsp Olive Oil
2tbsp Sugar
1tsp Honey
I used raw, organic honey locally sourced from Hubbards Honey in North Stonington, CT. Find out what’s happening with Hubbards Bees here.


STEP 1: Combine the ingredients into a small container and mix well.


STEP 2: Once mixed, apply a silver dollar sized amount to lips and massage gently for 1 minute. Wipe clean with damp cloth or paper towel.
If you are using the scrub for the first time I recommend using a clean toothbrush to lightly apply and massage.


STEP 3: Dab a silicone-based makeup primer on top of your lip line if you want to prevent a dark color from feathering or bleeding. Cover lips with the same foundation you use on your face so that you have a blank canvas for your lip color of choice.
Lipstick can often look different once applied depending on your skin tone, Step 3 assures the closest color match to how the shade looks in the tube.

STEP 4: Line lips with a creamy lip pencil and apply lipstick!
I recommend getting one high quality liner in a neutral shade that will work for all shades of lipstick.

Lipstick: Bare Minerals in Risk It All
Liner: Bobbi Brown in Brownie Pink
Balm: Ilia Balmy Days and Balmy Nights
SPF: June Jacobs Lip Renewal SPF 20

If you don’t feel like making the scrub, I love Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant.

Stay tuned for more beauty tips and DIY ideas. Have a question or suggestion? Feel free to send us a message or leave a comment below with your idea.

Cheers to berry goodness and local honey,


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