Homemade Tinted Lip Gloss Recipe

by Merissa on October 29, 2013

in Make Your Own

Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe - Little House Living

Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe

Homemade makeup! Isn't that the most exciting thing ever?

I've always adored makeup, but the more I look into what goes into makeup the more I don't want to put it on my face. It's time to look for better alternatives! Lip gloss became first on my list. I used to be a strictly lipstick girl, but my lips have been so chapped lately that lip gloss is my only answer. This becomes even more so when winter comes! I almost can't put anything on my lips except a heavy-duty moisturizing balm!

This had me thinking. What would work to not only tint, but moisturize my lips too? My first idea was coconut oil, which is amazing, but I just ran out! Well, with baby on the way there is one moisturizer I do have - lanolin! It works wonders for the first few weeks of nursing, especially to heal the skin. Why wouldn't it work as a lip gloss? I went to work and here is the wonderful concoction I came up with!

Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe

What You Need:

  • 2 tbs Lanolin (Where to Buy)
  • 1/4 tsp Beet Powder (Where to Buy) (the more you use, the more pigmented your gloss will be)
  • 1-3 drops Peppermint Oil (Where to Buy) (this gives you that "plumping tingle".  *Optional)

What To Do:

Mix everything together and store in an airtight container. You may have to warm the lanolin just a bit to dissolve the beet powder completely.  The travel section of most drug stores have tiny, round containers that would be perfect to hold this gloss.

I love the look of this gloss! It has a subtle color with extreme shine. My lips were actually cracked and really sore when I made this, but the moment I put it on I could feel relief!

This would make a super cute favor for a little girl's party or even a bridal shower!

Have you ever made any other kind of homemade makeup? If so, what's you favorite "recipe"?

*You can make your own beet powder if you want to! Slice up beets and place in a dehydrator. Once completely dehydrated, place in food processor and blend until everything is in powder form! Easy peasy!

You may also be able to make this recipe with Homemade Vaseline instead of the lanolin.

Do you make your own makeup? Do you have a special lip gloss recipe you like to whip up?


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1 meital October 30, 2013 at 1:55 am

I love making my own makeup! I make my own mascara, lip gloss, mineral makeup and blush – All by using organic foods and minerals.
It’s super easy, and I have no intention of buying this stuff ever again…

Here’s my post about it: http://www.natural-alternative-therapies.com/homemade-makeup-recipes/


2 LauraBeth November 3, 2013 at 6:56 am

This looks so great! I’ve got to give this a try . . . and I pinned it so I can find it again. Thanks for a great idea!


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