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DIY Beauty: Create Your Own Tinted Lip Balm

Posted by Alexandra C. | Thursday January 19, 201228 comments

Like my lipgloss? I call it, 'The Alexandra'- it's one of my favourite colours and it's the perfect shade for me. How did I get such a fabulous and unique tinted balm? I DIY'd it of course!

Earlier this week we tested using old eyeshadows and pigments to create a one-of-a-kind nail polish, and now I'm going to show you how to easily create a tinted balm. It's another great way to reuse old makeup and to get a DIY fix in a hurry. 
What you'll need: 

Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) or glycerine 
Essential Oil 
Mixing tools 

Before you start:

Have your petroleum jelly ready and set aside in small bowl, if you are using glycerine, this will create a much more liquid consistency, better if you want to create a gloss instead of a balm. 

Step 1: If you are using a pressed eyeshadow, crush it finely (ignore this step if you're using a loose pigment).

Step 2: Add crushed eyeshadow to the jelly and mix well. 

Step 3: Add an essential oil to your mixture for scent, I am using my peppermint essential oil from the DIY lip scrub.

Step 4: Transfer to a small container and enjoy!

What do you guys think of my new lip balm?

I'm pretty happy with my results. The colour I am wearing now is a mixture of my magenta and purple-red colour. Because I used eyeshadows with glitter in them, my lips have an extra sheen which I am really loving. 

What do you think of this? Would you try it out?
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on January 19, 2013  nscott84  4,013 said:

omg I'm totally doing this! I have shadow samples that I purchased but didn't like for my lids so maybe this will work.

on December 20, 2012  LissaG  6,010 said:

Cute! I'm totally doing this with all my broken eyeshadows!

on April 18, 2012  كيف اكون جميلة said:

My sister recommended I may like this website. She was once totally right. you are gorgeous by the way.

on March 08, 2012  annmarie  4,246 said:


on March 08, 2012  sixx  605 said:

this is too cool!!! the best part is the custom color choice and scent. i love it it and cant wait to try! thanks.

on March 08, 2012  marebear  941 said:

thanks for sharing what a great idea

on February 19, 2012  Kerry Stalker said:

It work well with lipstick that you can't get out of the tube.

on February 09, 2012  GeraldineL  901 said:

Wow! It turned out really well. I don't have any eyeshadows that would be good for a lip gloss shade, maybe blush could work?

on February 01, 2012  jackie b said:

Yes I would defiantly try this, I used a mixture of Vaseline, and my Favourite perfume, ( I was running low and it was no longer available, discontinued) I mixed the 2 together, and voila,I have a nice scented cream to use on on wrist and behind my ears, rub the two wrist together, doesn't leave an oily or greasy shine, but leaves the nice scent that last for hours.

on January 31, 2012  chinook92  3,635 said:

Wow, that is genius! It looks so easy to make and I have so many leftover eyeshadows and this is a great way to use them up. Thanks for this very good idea :)

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