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DIY Tinted Lip Balm

Let’s be honest. We all own more beauty products than our lips, cheeks, or eyes can handle. A few weeks ago, I did a massive clean out of my makeup drawer and realized that I have far too many unwanted beauty products taking up precious space. These include lipcolors that I know I would NEVER EVER wear or products that I loathe such as loose mineral eyeshadow or blush (sooo messy). Not sure what I was thinking…

I’m not the only person guilty of this, right?!

The brighter side to this madness is that I’m a little obsessed with lip balm. Dry, cracked lips just irk me! I generally moisturize my lips in the morning after showering, at night after washing my face, and about a hundred times throughout the day. It’s not neurotic behavior, I swear. 

So with all these excess beauty products, I’m sure I can create my own tinted lip balm. I mean, they’ll never go to waste…

diy tinted lip balmYou’ve probably seen some versions of this diy floating around the web. They are really sooo easy to make. 

diy tinted lip balm3I made lip balm two ways: one with a lipstick and the other with loose mineral blush. Petroleum jelly acts as the base (who doesn’t own this?)

diy tinted lip balm2Rosebud is my absolute favorite lip balm. 

diy tinted lip balm6diy tinted lip balm7The blending part is easy. Put petroleum jelly and lipcolor/loose mineral blush into a small ziploc bag. Seal the bag. Mix (by rubbing the two products together) on the outside of the bag- your hands will stay clean!

diy tinted lip balm4Once blending is done, snip the edge of the bottom corner and pipe the balm into a small container. 

diy tinted lip balm8So pretty and the colors are  very subtle. 

diy tinted lip balm5

Beauty junkies, clean out your beauty junk drawer and give this easy but fun diy a try. They make great gifts for your loves as well. 

Hope you had a FAB Valentines!

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61 Comments

  1. Great idea! Was looking at diy lip balms at some markets and was so tempted to buy them but out of my budget. This helps! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I was just thinking the other day how terribly cluttered my makeup drawers are by BirchBox unwanted items and this is such a great way to make use of those little guys. Awesome idea!

  3. diamondsonthesolesofmyshoes

    Your photographs are so beautiful! Great idea too!

  4. photoandfoodblog

    Reblogged this on photography and food and commented:
    I am definitely going to try this out (once I run low on lip balm, that is) – thanks for sharing!

  5. If you want to make lip balm that doesn’t contain petroleum products, it’s quite simple to make your own with beeswax, shea butter and almond oil, melted together. Add a little food flavoring and color (same technique as above), let it cool and you’re done.

  6. Anonymous

    Using the blush or eye showdowns, do they feel gritty? Love this concept

  7. i also did a lipbalm out of that i used kind of a pinkesh eyeshadow tone and vaseline it was biutiful i will give this a 1000% i give thumbs up + subscribe

  8. Anonymous

    Thia is so cool. Will definitely try to make it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Reblogged this on Letty Bug and Salem Moon and commented:
    Made this yesterday. It is So easy to make. The unfortunate placement of a candle next to my favorite lipstick and chap stick left both melted beyond application from the tube. I mixed them up using this recipe for tinted lip balm and problem solved. PROS: easy, great for extending the life of a lip color, makes your lips feel nourished rather than dried out from lip stick. CONS: Hard to wash off your finger if you apply it that way, smeary like lip gloss.

  10. This is an amazing idea! So creative. I always have a bunch of makeup lying around that I never use, so I definitely plan on trying this out myself! Is it possible to mix the blush and the lipstick with the petroleum jelly for a combination of the two colors?

  11. This looks lovely :) I’m definitely going to try and make some! I’m hosting a giveaway over on my blog at the moment if you want to check it out :)

  12. Entertaining Izzy

    Such a simple but effective idea – I’m going to try it with my step daughter this week. Thanks!

  13. This would be a great activity to do with our girls! Thank you for this post. I’ll post on my blog with pics of us doing it, when I have the time of course, not gonna lie :-)

  14. AmyS

    Great idea to use old lipsticks. I rarely use lipstick and am a lip balm fiend also so this would be a great way to use it up!

  15. visionairetrends

    Reblogged this on trends and commented:
    The idea of your hard earned money spent on unwanted beauty products and making lip balm from them is amazing. I had to reboot this post.

  16. visionairetrends

    Looks easy enough😋😋 why not give it a try . Thx for the tip!

  17. So smart! I love the idea of piping the balm into a container. I have the perfect little containers that I found in the travel size toiletries section of Target! Thanks for the tutorial!

  18. abiainscough

    Such a brilliant way to recycle unwanted lip colours and beauty products! I hate cracked lips too, I always have a tub of vaseline on me! Great post :)

  19. Thats a great tip, dry cracked lips are awful and uncomfortable and I can never be short of lip balm either! Yes I also have to much coloured cosmetics than I can handle. But I’ve never bought loose eyeshadow or loose blush I just assumed it would be to messy… and your post has just confirmed this assumption. Now thats a great idea for those unused lipsticks, especially the ones with those uncomfortable dry formulas.

  20. The problem with that stuff is I’d be too tempted to eat it. Like playdo. Amazing pictures, though! Just keep the food away from me!

  21. Runner Girl Eats

    I am a huge fan of vaseline for my lips and to remove eye makeup. I will have to give this a try!

  22. Love this idea! I know I have some lip colors that I’ve only used once or twice, what a great way to recycle them!

  23. You aren’t the only o e guilty of that! :) I regularly throw out items that I must have bought j a fit of temporary insanity…for instance eyeshadow contour colours never suit me but for some mad reason I still buy them..

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