Sunday, February 8, 2009

Make Up DIY: Secret recipe

How many times have we bought a pot/stick of lip balm and abandoned it before it finishes and proceed to the next found love? I'm quite certain many girls have done this at least once. I myself am guilty of abandoning at least 4 sticks of lip balm and they should be sitting somewhere in a pile. Hence when I came across this thread from cozycot, I thought it was plain brilliant! Make your own tinted lip balm at home, follow the steps below.

1. Prepare a bowl of steaming hot water (not boiling)
2. Sprinkle some make up pigments (lip safe) into the lip balm 
3. Cap the lip balm and put the pot into the hot water for 5-8mins
4. Mix the melted lip balm + pigments using a cotton bud. (Add more pigments if you want a darker color and repeat 3-4)
5. Let it cool or place in a refrigerator to set.
6. Vola, your very own customised lip balm

Sounds easy enough? Try mixing shades of colors for a more customised blend or add gold shimmers and dust for a glittery balm. You can also use a stick balm, just turn the stick to the highest and remove the balm into a small container, follow step 1-5 and pour the melted balm back into the stick to let it set.

Now is the time to dig those makeup pouches for abandoned lip balms. 

The photo you see is the DIY result of Honeylicious.


  1. Wow! This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That is so clever!

    And those body shop lip balms (pictured) are so amazing. The passionfruit one in an obsession for me, i could seriously sellotape a pot of it under my nose and walk around like that all day! haha.

  3. woo that's neat! i wanna try a really light pink one. have you tried it out?

  4. ana b.: welcome!

    luna: do give it a try, it seems amazingly cool

    jo: try! try! I haven't tested it out but it seems feasible.