I love lipstick, but I don’t love paying $15- $30 for my favorite brands. So one day I thought I’d research how to make my own DIY lipstick and was surprised to find out that there are several ways. Today, I am going to bring you two of the most popular ways and they could not be any easier. And when you’re doing making them don’t forget to check out my DIY Makeup setting spray to make sure your lipstick stays in place.
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Plus, I’m finding out most of my favorite lipsticks are filled with chemicals that I seem to only too happy to apply to my lips each morning. Crayons, however, are made with the expectation that little kiddos will not only likely put them in their mouths, but take a bite or two as well. Therefore, crayons are made from paraffin wax and non-toxic colors.
The fun part is you can make as many colors as you want and they cost about 50 cents per lipstick to make.
DIY Lipstick #1: Crayons and Coconut Oil
What will you need?
Plastic spoon or wooden sticks
Small glass container or mini double boiler (how cute!)
1.) First, choose your colors then unwrap each crayon.
2.) Fill a frying pan halfway with water and turn on low heat.
3.) Place a glass bowl in water. Scoop in 1/2 tsp of coconut oil per crayon. (If you prefer to make more of a lipgloss, add about a spoonful of coconut oil.) 4. Break-up your crayon and place in a bowl. Stir. This will only take about a minute.
4.) Pour into a plastic container and set aside to harden. (I was in a pinch the first time I made it and used contact lenses cases which actually make the perfect size lipstick.) That’s it! My friend Sarah and I made this and had a lot of fun.
DIY Lipstick #2: Beeswax, coconut oil and beet powder
What You Will Need:
How to make DIY Lipstick using Beet Powder
1.) Melt equal parts beeswax and coconut oil either on the stove or microwave.
2.) Stir in beet powder
3.) You are going to need a lot more beet powder than you think to create the color. Keep mixing and stirring until it is a very dark purple I think we used 3 tablespoons but you could probably use more.
4.) Add in essential oils of choice. We used lavender.
5.) Pour slightly cooled mixture into chapstick containers or plastic pot.
6.) Allow mixture to cool, especially before trying to twist up chapstick.