Do you have several lipsticks lying around your vanity case as a total waste? The reasons might be that you didn’t like the color or finish, or that you always thought the shade would not suit you. Whether you love to carry your favorite lipsticks for travel in smaller cases, or if you have old broken lipstick bullets which look messy and are difficult to use, or if you don’t know what to do with those new and untouched lipsticks which you thought wouldn’t suit you – whatever be the reason, you are going to absolutely love this DIY of customizing your lipsticks! It is very easy and simple to do, and once you get the hang of it, no one can stop you from making a lot of customized lipsticks!
Let’s grab the required products and get right into the DIY on how to customize your lipsticks.
- Lipstick of your choice – you can choose two or three lipsticks.
- Vaseline or coconut oil
- Small container
- Bowl or a big spatula
- Tissue paper to clean any mess
- Cotton swab or tooth pick
How To Customize Lipsticks?
Let’s learn the steps to customize the lipstick to make it wearable:
Choose the lipsticks which you would like to customize. Here, I have taken a hot pink and a deep oxblood lipstick, which I don’t use as I find one too bright and the other too dark. Then, I used a blunt knife to chop them off from the case. The formula of the lipstick being very creamy will allow it to break off easily into pieces without any difficulty. Next put your lipstick in a pot or a bowl, and place it in the center.
Add about a small pea-sized amount of Vaseline or a teaspoon of coconut oil to the bowl. You can use unscented coconut oil as its application on the lips might bother you. If you want the lipstick formula to be sheer, I would recommend you to add a little more of Vaseline or coconut oil. If you add less than a teaspoon of Vaseline or oil, the formula of the lipstick will turn out to be very dry and flaky. It is best to keep the ratio as one lipstick and one teaspoon of Vaseline or coconut oil.
Place the bowl over the water in a larger container. As I have used a large spoon, I held it over the hot water container to melt the lipstick. Keep the flame low and warm it up slowly. Use a toothpick to stir the Vaseline or coconut oil and different lipsticks together while it is over the stove, to help in the easy melting of the product.
Once all the lipsticks turn into a watery liquid consistency and free of any lumps, transfer this immediately into a clean container for storage while the mixture is warm. The container or jar has to be cleansed and well-sanitized to avoid any bacterial infections. To clean and sanitize it, use a detergent solution or spray some rubbing alcohol over the container.
Allow the mixture to settle down for a minute and then put the container into the deep freezer. It will take about an hour to completely freeze and turn into a thicker consistency, resembling lipsticks. Then, remove your lipsticks and have fun!
The color was very different and turned out to be a gorgeous coral-like red color for me. These customized lipsticks might have a very mild and faint fragrance of coconut oil, which disappears within a day or two. The Vaseline or coconut oil in the formula helps to easily melt the lipstick as well as hydrate and moisturize your lips on application.
The pigmentation of the customized lipsticks is really good and decent like before. The formula doesn’t change color, texture or pigmentation. The texture of the product is soft and buttery, so it spreads evenly on the lips without any tugging or pulling.
That’s it! You have your own customized lipstick shade, which was made easily at home. Grab this idea and put all your old lipsticks into good use! Try it and let us know.