How to Make a Fake Lip Stud
A fake lip stud is fairly easy to create, as long as you have the right materials. Whether you just want to test the look or are afraid to pierce your skin, using special adhesive can help create the illusion of a real lip stud.
Choosing your Fake Stud
Find flatback rhinestones.Rhinestones with a flatback are not a necessity but will stick much nicer than rounded-back rhinestones, simply because the skin under your lip is flat.This allows the rhinestones to be flush with your skin.
- Don’t limit yourself to the beauty store. Check your local craft store for an endless supply of rhinestones.
Pick your size and color.When choosing a rhinestone, it may be best to purchase a variety pack. This allows you to test several sizes on your face before committing to one.For example, a 5 mm rhinestone may seem like a wise choice but may actually be too large for your face.
- Try a 2.5 mm or 3 mm rhinestone. This compares in size to some real lip studs without looking gaudy or overdone.
Play with the location.Use a semi permanent marker to play with location of your fake lip stud. Experiment to see if you would prefer the middle, a side, both sides, your top lip or your bottom lip.
- If you want both sides of your lip to have a fake stud, place a strip of tape below where you want to mark your face. This ensures even marking.
Get an adhesive remover.When your lip stud eventually falls off, your skin may be left feeling tacky and gross if you’ve used spirit gum as an adhesive.In order to prevent this, pick up a spirit gum remover.The remover will wash away any remaining tackiness or dryness from the glue.
Using a Self-Adhesive Rhinestone
Wash your face.You want to start with a clean palette.Do not apply moisturizer or any cream to the area where you will be applying your lip stud. Simply wash your face and towel dry.
Peel the back of the rhinestone off using tweezers.You may want a second pair of tweezers for this. Holding the rhinestone down with one pair, you can use the second pair to lift the protective backing of the rhinestone off.
Apply and hold to your face.Pick the rhinestone up and gently apply it to the area you want your fake lip stud. The longer you firmly hold the rhinestone in place, the longer your fake lip stud will last.
Applying Using Spirit Gum
Apply a small glob of spirit gum to the rhinestone and your face.Spirit gum will only work efficiently when applied to both your face and the rhinestone backing.
- Spirit gum may be available at drug stores during the Halloween shopping season (Late-September & October). For any other parts of the year, check out your local costume shop or an online website.
Let the gum become tacky.Allowing the gum to become tacky will give it a proper hold onto the back of the lip stud. Try counting to sixty and testing the gum with your fingernail. It should feel tacky to the touch.When in doubt, it’s better for the spirit gum to be too dry, rather than too wet.
- Do not use a blow dryer or another heat form to help the gum tack up faster.
Press the rhinestone onto your face.If your rhinestone is tiny, try using the tweezers to move it. When applying the rhinestone, cautiously stick it to your skin in one fluid motion.After it has stuck, do not move it.
Hold the rhinestone firmly.Press the rhinestone against your face gently. Maintain for approximately ten seconds. Once the ten seconds has past, your fake lip stud should be ready to go.
Applying Using Eyelash Glue
Apply a drop of glue to the rhinestone.Open your adhesive and test it by squeezing a single drop onto a piece of tissue. If the drop is much larger than needed, use a toothpick to pick up the adhesive and apply it to the back of the rhinestone. If the test drop is sufficient, apply a second drop directly to the back of the rhinestone.
- When applying to the rhinestone, lift the rhinestone up and face the bottom down before applying the glue to the bottom. This will prevent accidents such as spilling too much glue on your rhinestone and ruining it.
- Eyelash glue is a great adhesive if you don’t sweat much. It is available at most drugstores and is quite inexpensive.
Let the glue dry for at least 45 seconds.Letting the glue dry longer is better than not long enough. Packaging of eyelash glue commonly says to wait 20 seconds, but this is not enough.Waiting longer allows the glue to bond better to your face.
Apply the rhinestone to your face and hold.When applying to your face, roll your lip back over your teeth to provide an even canvas. If the flesh on your face is pulled taut, you will have better control when it comes to applying the rhinestone.
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