How To Make Lipstick: DIY At Home

Here are some natural DIY lipstick recipes that give you the freedom to create your own custom shades with ingredients that are good for your pout. Want to know how? Read on to find out more!

If you’re tired of hunting for that perfect shade of lipstick, it’s time you tried your hand at making it yourself. You can now bid farewell to all the toxic chemicals that you find in store-bought lipsticks. With a bunch of ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen cabinet, this is an inexpensive way to expand your lip color collection.

1. DIY Vegan Lipstick

  • 1 teaspoon carnauba wax
  • 1 teaspoon rice wax
  • 1 teaspoon candelilla wax
  • 3 teaspoons refined organic shea butter
  • 2 teaspoons organic castor oil
  • 1 teaspoon camellia seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon natural colorant (in the color of your choice)
  • Silicone mold for the lipstick
  • Lipstick tube
How To Prepare – Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start by melting the waxes, shea butter, and oils in a double boiler on low heat.
Step 2: Add the colorant of your choice and mix thoroughly.
Step 3: Pour this blend into an empty lipstick mold.
Step 4: Allow it to cool down in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
Step 5: Transfer the lipstick into a new lipstick tube.

How To Use

Use your DIY vegan lipstick just like you would use a regular lipstick. It is best to use it up within a year.

2. DIY All-Natural Lipstick

  • 2 teaspoons sweet almond oil
  • 1 teaspoon beeswax
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa butter or shea butter
  • 1-2 drops of essential oil (of your choice)
  • Lipstick tube or tin
  • 1/8 teaspoon beetroot powder (coloring option)
How To Prepare – Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Melt your wax, sweet almond oil, and shea butter by heating them in a double boiler.
Step 2: Stir in the colorant of your choice. You can use anything from beetroot powder for a deep red to cocoa powder for a nude shade.
Step 3: Remove the ingredients from the stove and quickly stir in a few drops of the essential oil of your preference for a touch of nourishment and fragrance. You can choose oils like lavender, peppermint, cinnamon, or lemongrass.
Step 4: Pour the lipstick into a tube or tin and allow it to cool.

3. DIY Crayon Lipstick

  • 1 crayon (Crayola is a safe brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon olive oil
  • Wooden spoon/chopstick
  • Paper towels
  • Knife and cutting board
  • Lipstick tin
How To Prepare – Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: Choose a Crayola crayon color of your choice. Remember – the darker the crayon, the more vibrant the lipstick turns out.

Step 2: Peel the paper off the crayon and run it under warm water for a few seconds.
Step 3: Heat the coconut oil and olive oil in a double boiler over medium flame.
Step 4: Cut the crayon into tiny pieces and add them to the mixture to melt.
Step 5: Gently stir all the ingredients together using a wooden spoon or chopstick.
Step 6: Carefully transfer the molten crayon mixture to a lipstick tin.
Step 7: Place the tin in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes before you try it on.

Pro Tip: Crayola crayons are the safest option when you’re following this recipe as they are not only extremely pigmented but are also made of non-toxic wax. You can try out a bunch of different colors, including metallic shades if you’re into that trend.

You get the best results if you apply this lipstick using your finger as the heat from it softens up the wax for easy application.

Even though the wax in these crayons is non-toxic, it is still not a good idea to use these on a daily basis. It is also best to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in this recipe, so make sure you conduct a patch test before applying it to your lips.

4. DIY Lipstick With Vaseline And Eyeshadow

  • Eyeshadow powder pigment
  • Mascara wand
  • 1 teaspoon Vaseline petroleum jelly
  • Empty container
How To Prepare – Step By Step Tutorial

Step 1: With the help of your mascara wand, scrape some eyeshadow powder onto a piece of paper.
Step 2: In a small glass bowl, add a teaspoon of Vaseline and the powdered pigment. Mix them thoroughly and add more pigment depending on the shade you want.
Step 3: Scoop out your new lip color into a tin or a tiny container.

Pro Tip: You can also add some shimmer to this recipe if you want to create your own glitter lipstick.

Ladies, that was our take on making your own lipstick right at home. If you’re feeling artsy or simply want to create a lip color that you can’t seem to find in stores, a DIY lipstick is your best bet. It does require some effort, but it’s a fun and easy way to save a ton of money. Some of these formulas are full of wholesome ingredients that will leave your lips feeling moisturized and hydrated from within. Are you excited to try out these recipes? Let us know in the comments section below!

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