Do you struggle to find just the right shade of lipstick or perhaps you have sensitive skin and finding an agreeable lipstick is tricky? Is your makeup drawer littered with discarded, barely used tubes of lipstick? This may seem like a pretty minor problem to get hung up on but do you know how much all that trial and error has cost you? Do the math… I’ll wait. 🙂 Yep, it is definitely cringe worthy. Stop wasting your money at the department store by trying out DIY lipstick.
With DIY lipstick, you can experiment until you find the perfect shade without wasting money. Plus, if there’s a shade you’ve always wanted to try but were hesitant because you weren’t sure it was your color, here is your chance. Try with confidence!
Keep in mind that not all DIY lipstick has to be bright and bold. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle (along the lines of lip gloss), simply dial back the amount of coloring powder you add.
In addition, with DIY lipstick, you control the ingredients. You don’t have to expose your lips to complicated chemicals that may or may not play nice. The ingredients in this particular recipe for DIY lipstick are all natural and nourish skin. For example, coconut oil and Vitamin E oil in particular are great for keeping skin smooth and healthy.
On top of achieving your own custom shade with DIY lipstick, you can also customize the scent using essential oils. Get creative here… don’t be afraid to try out some out of the box combinations.
2 tsp. beeswax
2 tsp. coconut oil
2 tsp. Shea butter
½ tsp. Vitamin E oil
5 drops essential oil (optional)
Powder for color – Choose either
– Brown – Cocoa powder or cinnamon
– Red – Beet root powder or red mica powder
1. Place beeswax, Shea butter, and coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl.
2. Heat in 20 second increments, stirring between each time, until melted.
3. Allow to cool for 5 minutes
4. Stir in Vitamin E oil and powder a little bit at a time until desired color is reached.
OPTIONAL: If you wish, you can add 5 drops of an essential oil at this point as well. I recommend orange or peppermint.
5. Use dropper to transfer mixture to tube until full.
6. Secure tube upright and allow lipstick to solidify.
NOTE: Keep this DIY lipstick away from heat. It will melt in lower temperatures than store bought lipstick.
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