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!



75 thoughts on “DIY Tinted Lip Balm

  1. Awesome post! I have quite the opposite problem… I have no make-up and my lips are rather boring. I’ve been wanting to spice them up ever so subtly though! I’m a super crafty/DIY person, so this is right up my alley. Thanks for the inspiration and easy steps! Great pics too.

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  2. I love this! I have sensitive skin and can only use “lip butter” that came free with a purchase of another Clinique product. Unfortunately, it was a one time offer and I am stuck with one color! Most of the time, I just use petroleum jelly because I do not get a reaction from it. I can’t wait to try this. Oh…thanks for liking my post, “Saving at Kid’s Ball Games.”


  3. I tried this just today it is sooooo good! Such an amazing idea as I have far too many lipsticks that I NEVER use so thank you 🙂


  4. This is such a great idea! I always find myself losing my lip moisturizing products, so I will definitely see if I can get rid of some of those less desirable colors in this way. Thanks!


  5. Nice! I guess I’m one of the few without petroleum jelly hanging around, though! I love to use my pigments as lipcolour with a kawakawa balm that a friend has made up for me. I love thinking outside the box! Good on ya!


  6. 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!


  7. 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.


  8. 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


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


  12. 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 🙂


  13. 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!


  14. 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!


  15. 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.


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


  17. 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!


  18. 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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