If you are wanting to make your own makeup, then this beautiful DIY matte lipstick recipe is perfect for you. It is beautiful and perfect for date nights or special events. No one will ever guess that you made it at home, as it will look so good.
The great thing about making your own lipstick is you know all the ingredients that go into it. It is safe to use and a healthier option for you and the environment than the store-bought option. Though it may take some practice to make, the end result is well-worth all of the work, as you will achieve a beautiful look.
How Do You Make Homemade Lipstick With Natural Ingredients?
To make your own homemade lipstick, you will want to use natural ingredients that are non-toxic and won’t irritate your skin. You will need to start with a base, as this is what forms the lipstick and allows it to stay on. From there you will want to add the color, along with any other ingredients that contribute to it.
Matte Lipstick Ingredients
Some of the most common ingredients for a base include beeswax, carnauba wax, vitamin E acetate, castor oil, grape seed oil, or Vaseline. These ingredients are the proper consistency for a base and are also safe to use on your skin.
In addition to a base, you will also want some form of powder generally. Mica, which is a naturally occurring mineral dust, is a common ingredient in lipsticks and other makeup. It is safe to use on most skin types and comes in a variety of different colors.
In some cases, natural lipsticks may use food for coloring. Beets are a popular choice, as they provide a bright, vibrant red color. In addition, blackberries and raspberries may also be used as well.
To achieve a matte look, the lipstick will contain more wax. It may use a combination of waxes such as beeswax and candelilla wax. In addition, Bentonite Clay may also be used in some recipes to achieve a matte look.
Though you can get many of these ingredients at drug stores or beauty stores, some ingredients you will only be able to find online. However, some specialty beauty stores may sell all of the ingredients, though these types of stores are hard to find.
In general, homemade lipstick will not last as long as store-bought. Homemade lipsticks may only last two to three months when properly stored. In addition, you may notice that you will need to reapply it more often.
What You Need To Make This DIY Matte Lipstick Recipe
For this recipe on how to make lipstick from scratch by Love to Know, you will need:
- 4 ounces Castor oil
- 4 ounces Jojoba oil
- 1/2 ounces beeswax
- 1-ounce candelilla wax
- 1/4 ounce wheat germ oil
- 8 teaspoons of lip-safe mica (any color)
- Small saucepan
- Double boiler
- Small mixing bowl
- Jar or plastic tube
Step by Step Instructions
Step One: Melt The Wax In A Double Boiler
Bring water in a small saucepan to a simmer and place a double boiler on top, being sure that it does not touch the water. Add the beeswax and candelilla wax, stirring them together until they are melted.
Step Two: Add The Castor And Jojoba Oils
After the beeswax and candelilla wax are melted together, add the castor oil and jojoba oil to the double boiler.
Step Three: Mix Together With The Wheat Germ Oil And Mica
In a small mixing bowl, mix together the wheat germ oil and lip-safe mica. Be sure to mix this together well and make sure there are no clumps, as this mixture serves as your colorant.
Step Four: Add the Colorant To The Double Boiler
Add your colorant to the double boiler and mix together the two mixtures until they are thoroughly combined.
Step Five: Let the Mixture Thicken And Set
Remove the lipstick mixture from the heat and let it sit at room temperature to thicken. Once the lipstick is cool, place it in the jars or plastic tubes. Once it has been set in its container, you can go ahead and use it.
Tips And Tricks For DIY Matte Lipstick Recipe
In addition to putting your homemade lipstick in a jar or tube, you can also use a lipstick mold. Lipstick molds can be found online and make applying the lipstick easier.
Before applying the lipstick to your lips, apply it to your arm or hand. This will allow you to see if you have any sensitivities or allergies to any of the lip matte ingredients in it.
Be sure to store your homemade matte lipstick in a cool, dry location. If it is in the heat, it will melt and become an icky mess.
Be sure that all the ingredients you buy are cosmetic grade. Mica has many different uses, so be sure to buy only cosmetic-friendly mica. You may not be able to find it in stores, but it is available online in a variety of different colors.
If you don’t want to use mica, you can use beet powder instead. Beet powder is food-grade and will provide a beautiful, natural red color that will pop on your lips.
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A Beautiful DIY Matte Lipstick Recipe
Making your own matte lipstick at home is easier than you think. It only takes a handful of ingredients to achieve a beautiful lip color. Though it may take some practice to get it done, you can achieve making this at home.
Though you can find some of the ingredients at drug stores and beauty stores, some you may only be able to find online. You can choose any color of mica you like to achieve a look in your favorite color. The matte look is great to wear for any special occasion.
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How Do You Make Homemade Lipstick With Natural Ingredients?
To make your own homemade lipstick, you will want to use natural ingredients that are non-toxic and won't irritate your skin. You will need to start with a base, as this is what forms the lipstick and allows it to stay on. From there you will want to add the color, along with any other ingredients that contribute to it.