How to Make Any Color Lip Gloss

Make your own lip gloss colors with items you already have at home! I've been experimenting with lip colors recently. I don't necessarily want to invest in a $20 lipstick when I'm not sure about the color selection. I took matters into my own hands. I had this enormous eyeshadow palette with 80 colors & so many different types of lip balms. I thought I could combine the two & create my own lip glosses...& I did!

Obviously, make sure your eye shadow is non toxic. You don't want to be putting something on your mouth that you may possibly ingest on the small-scale if it's toxic or unhealthy for you. I haven't died yet, so I'll take that as a good sign. ;D

diy lip gloss



diy lip gloss

Here's what you need:
+ eyeshadow 
+ lip balm 
+ lip brush

1. This is a relatively simple procedure. Just acquire your lip brush. Add a dab of your lip balm. Place it onto your hand or some sort of surface where you can mix it. I like using the back of my hand because the warmth helps the colors mix together effectively.

diy lip gloss


2. Figure out which color(s) you'd like to use. For this particular look, I mixed a couple shades of purple with one shade of pink. It turned into nice berry purple. I don't own any sort of purple lipstick so it's fun for me to mix & match & create my own customizable color.

diy lip gloss


3. Blend the lip balm & the eyeshadow color(s) onto your hand until you get your desired hue. Carefully apply the product onto your lips and & revel at your masterpiece.

diy lip gloss


This gloss is not long lasting, but it's great to use in a jiffy. I found that this lasts me maybe a couple hours if I don't eat or drink. This homemade lip gloss is definitely not a long-lasting, high-quality, high pigmented color, but this is wonderful for those of us who want to have a rainbow of colors at our fingertips without spending so much money to achieve the look.

diy lip gloss

diy lip gloss

I've created colors from an icy blue that perhaps Elsa from Frozen would like to represent to a warm berry color to a nice bubblegum pink. The options are limitless. Now it's your turn. Would you ever try this? Do you like the color I'm wearing? It's so easy!

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56 comments

  1. that's awesome!! i have a similar palette!! :D

    have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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    1. Hopefully now you'll get even more use out of it! :]

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  2. Thats amazing, beautiful colour shades xxx

    www.susannahzabelle.com

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  3. This is genius! I love it. Thanks for this :)

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  4. very nice DIY! thanks for sharing

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  5. Wow, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing this! :)

    http://ourruins.com

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  6. This is an awesome idea! I think I'll have to try it out soon!

    *Amanda @ Stuff Amanda Likes.

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  7. Such an amazing idea! Great post
    xo Chckgeek.com

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  8. wow the colors seem endless, kind of genius of you! Love the color you're wearing!

    Brittany
    accordingtobrittanyblake.blogspot.com

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    1. It pretty much IS endless! I've never even created the same shade, :]

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  9. So cool! I love all of the colors!!!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  10. Since I am OBSESSED with all things lipgloss (hence my blog name), this post is my fav!! Who knew about this little trick?! Excited to try it

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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    1. Let me know how it goes/what kind of color you create. That'd be fun. :]

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  11. Aww, you are so pretty. Nice color and great idea. Thanks for sharing Carmen.

    http://www.thefashionstirfry.com

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    1. Gosh, Thanks Busola. You're too sweet. :]

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  12. What kind of palette is that? It's amazing!!

    PS Thanks for your kind birthday wishes!

    COOCOO FOR COCO

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    1. I have no idea! I bought it on eBay several years ago. :]
      PS You're very welcome!

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  13. I would totally do this to make a crazy color lip gloss, like a blue or a green, just for fun!
    Please post the photos of your ice blue lips! I bet it looked really cool!

    http://amateandarottweiler.blogspot.com.ar/

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    1. I'll have to make it again! It looked like I was freezing. Haha. :P

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  14. AAGH - I just pitched an old palette of mine that had such a great collection of colours! I tend to wear very neutral eye makeup so I figured I would just get rid of this. If only I had known this then ;) It looks like a fun idea though! And also just to get an idea of what kinds of colours and shades work with your skin tone, etc.

    x Kathryn
    Through the Thicket

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    1. Oh yeah totally! Apparently I really love purples, which I didn't know because I don't have any purple lipsticks. You can still experiment with whatever shadows you have. Maybe create a cool nude! :]

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  15. Wow what a cool project, I really wish I was more invested in doing great little DIY projects like this but in my spare time I usually end up doing things like watching Netflix ;) I love the idea of creating your own favourite color instead of buying a $20 lipstick (which is sadly my usual way of doing things). The color you created looks great on you, wonderful job!

    xx Debbie

    www.whatdoffydoes.com

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    1. This literally takes 1 minute to do. If you apply makeup, you have time. Thanks Debbie! :]

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  16. Aw this is such a good idea! Especially if you want to experiment with some different colours without investing in a whole new lip gloss! x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Absolutely. I find colors I like & then try to make it myself. :]

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  17. Wow! So excited to do this! Thanks!

    www.velee.weebly.com

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  18. Such an amazing idea!!

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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  19. Thank you for sharing! <3 This is going to safe me so much money.

    www.sillycrazylove.com

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  20. Loving this idea! I usually put blush on my bare lips never thought to mix it with some lip balm. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

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  21. This is such a great idea! Love how it turned out.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  22. What a fun idea to make your own lipgloss color! Sometimes it's just so hard to find that perfect shade!

    be the plebeian

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  23. This is such a great idea!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  24. Cool DIY lip gloss tutorial, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  25. Whoa! Cool idea!

    http://twentywho.blogspot.ca/

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  26. Now THIS is fascinating and useful!! Thank you so much for sharing! I want to go try and play right NOW!!!! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  27. Been doing this trick too! I learned it from a friend in photography class in college. Since we have a weekly photo shoot, we're running out of makeup or don't have the color we need so we DIY :) great post!

    STYLE VANITY

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  28. this is such a clever idea, will definitely be trying this! xx
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  29. What a cool idea!! I will definitely try it!

    http://strawberryleopard.blogspot.pt/

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  30. Such a great idea. Love, love, love!!! We might just give this a try if we're ever struggling for the right color.

    xx 365Hangers

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  31. nice! that's a greaat idea, looks really good <3
    xx Ama

    PHUCKITFASHION

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  32. Cool! This is perfect if you just want to test out colors, but I think the best part is the customization. Being able to create any color and mix shades is so fun!

    xo, Michelle
    Neon Rattail

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    1. SO perfect for creating custom, one-of-a-kind colors. :]

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  33. What a cool idea! This will be great for Halloween cause I would love to rock a crazy shade but I would never purchase a lipstick cause I know I'm not gonna use it afterwards.

    xoxo
    Beti
    http://makeup-sessions.com/

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  34. I had no idea how to do this! How cool! Thanks for sharing!!
    xo Erin
    www.winkandatwirl.com

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  35. So cool! You can create your own custom lipgloss, such an awesome idea! Very simple as well.

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  36. I like to use Vaseline to customize lip colors! it's really blendable!

    ★ meilijourney.blogspot.com ★

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