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How to Make Lipstick: DIY Lipstick Recipes

How to Make Lipstick: DIY Lipstick Recipes

If you’re tired of looking for the perfect shade of lipstick, it’s time to create it yourself. Wondering how to make lipstick at home? It’s a fairly inexpensive way to expand your lip color collection as you only need a few items that you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard. You can also say goodbye to all the harmful ingredients in your store-bought lipsticks and lip gloss.


This article shares some natural DIY lipstick methods you can use to create your custom shades using healthy ingredients. You can also add your favorite flavoring oils to the recipes. Would you like to learn how to make your own lipstick? Read on to find out more!

How to Make Lipstick: DIY Lipstick Recipes

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 dye (in the color of your choice)

Silicone mold for the lipstick

lipstick tube

How to prepare – step-by-step guide


Step 1: Begin by melting the waxes, shea butter and oils in a water bath over low heat.

Step 2: Add the colorant of your choice and mix thoroughly with a mixer tool.

Step 3: Pour this mixture into an empty lipstick mold.

Step 4: Let it chill in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Step 5: Fill the lipstick into a new lipstick tube.



how to use

Use your vegan DIY lipstick just like you would a regular lipstick. Keep using your regular lip scrub and lip masks to keep your lips healthy and your DIY lip stain to complement them better. It is best to use it up within a year.

2. DIY 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 jar

1/8 teaspoon beetroot powder (coloring option)

How to make natural lipstick with beetroot powder – step by step instructions

Step 1: Melt the wax, sweet almond oil and shea butter by heating them in a water bath.

Step 2: Stir in the dye of your choice. You can use anything from beetroot powder for a deep red to cocoa powder for a nude tone.

Step 3: Remove the ingredients from the heat and use an eyedropper to quickly stir in a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a touch of conditioning and fragrance. You can choose from oils like lavender, peppermint, cinnamon or lemongrass.

Step 4: Pour the lipstick into a tube or jar and let cool.

How to Make Lipstick: DIY Lipstick Recipes

3. DIY lipstick with crayon


1 colored pencil (Crayola is a safe brand)

1/2 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon olive oil

Wooden Spoon/Chopsticks

paper towels

knife and cutting board

lipstick box

How to prepare – step-by-step guide

Step 1: Choose a Crayola crayon color of your choice. Remember, the darker the pencil, the brighter the lipstick will look.

Step 2: Peel off the paper from the crayon and run it under warm water for a few seconds.

Step 3: Heat coconut oil and olive oil in a water bath over medium-high heat.

Step 4: Cut the crayon into small pieces and add them to the mixture to melt.

Step 5: Gently stir together all the ingredients with a wooden spoon, spatula, or chopsticks.

Step 6: Carefully transfer the melted crayon mixture into a lipstick jar.

Step 7: Place the can in the fridge for about 20 minutes before trying it on.


StyleCraze Says: Crayola crayons are the safest option when following this recipe because not only are they extremely pigmented, but they’re also made from non-toxic wax. You can try many different colors, including metallic ones, if you’re into this trend.


For best results, use your fingers instead of a lip brush to apply this lipstick, as the heat will soften the wax and make it easier to apply. You can also do without lip liner with these lipsticks, since the wax does not tend to bleed. Remember to use lip scrubs and nourishing lip oils regularly to keep your lips looking healthy.


Although the wax in these crayons is non-toxic, it’s still not a good idea to use them every day. Also, it’s best to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in these DIY lipstick recipes. So be sure to do a patch test before applying it to your lips.

4. DIY lipstick with Vaseline and eyeshadow


eyeshadow powder pigment

Mascara Wand

1 teaspoon petroleum jelly petroleum jelly

empty container

How to make lipstick with petroleum jelly – step by step instructions

Step 1: Scratch some eyeshadow powder on a piece of paper with the help of your mascara stick.

Step 2: In a small glass bowl, add a teaspoon of petroleum jelly and the pigment powder. Mix them thoroughly and add more pigment depending on the shade you want.

Step 3: Pour your new lip color into a tin or small container.


Pro tip: You can also add some cosmetic-grade glitter to this recipe if you want to create your own glittery lipstick.

Emma Soleil
Emma Soleil

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