diy tinted lip balmYou’ve probably seen some versions of this diy floating around the web. They are really sooo easy to make. 
diy tinted lip balm3I made lip balm two ways: one with a lipstick and the other with loose mineral blush. Petroleum jelly acts as the base (who doesn’t own this?)
diy tinted lip balm2Rosebud is my absolute favorite lip balm. 
diy tinted lip balm6diy tinted lip balm7The blending part is easy. Put petroleum jelly and lipcolor/loose mineral blush into a small ziploc bag. Seal the bag. Mix (by rubbing the two products together) on the outside of the bag- your hands will stay clean!
diy tinted lip balm4Once blending is done, snip the edge of the bottom corner and pipe the balm into a small container
diy tinted lip balm8So pretty and the colors are  very subtle. 
diy tinted lip balm5
Beauty junkies, clean out your beauty junk drawer and give this easy but fun diy a try. They make great gifts for your loves as well.
5. 7 DIY Crayon Lipsticks to Make Now
You Will Need

• 1 whole crayon or a combo of one or more colors, equal to one crayon.
 You can do 1/2+1/2, or 1/3 of three different crayons, 1/3+2/3 and so on.
• 1/2 tsp shea butter, available at Whole Foods
• 1/2 tsp any type of oil (olive, almond, jojoba, coconut). We used argan.

• Heat source. We used a candle.
• Large metal ladle

• Small metal spoon
• Container with a lid, such as a small empty lip balm jar, small
Altoids tin, empty contact lens case, etc.*

Optional• A drop or two of essential oil (we used grapefruit but 
those with sensitive skin should use other non-citrus essential oils) 
or extract (like vanilla or almond) for scent
• Glitter, for sparkle! We used Lit Glitter in Liberace S2 in one of our 


1: Choose your colors! You can pick one shade you like or mix it up
to a desired shade. (For this how-to, we picked Gold + Red Violet
and added some Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Liberace S2.)
2: Remove the paper wrapping from the crayons.
3: Put your oil and shea butter, plus a drop or two of essential oil
 if using, in the ladle first.
4: Add your crayon(s). If using just one single color, break it into
pieces so that it melts more easily. If you’re mixing colors, you want
roughly one crayon worth total (half + half, 1 /3 + 2 /3 and so on).
5: Hover the ladle over a lit candle (about 3 inches away from the flame)
and carefully add in your ingredients.
4: Crayons will begin to melt in about 30 seconds. As it melts, slowly stir
 until all ingredients using a metal spoon. Make sure all ingredients are
mixed together.
5: Remove ladle from heat.
6: If adding glitter, stir it in right after you remove ladle from the heat.
7: Using your spoon, pour the mixture into your container. Do this this
extremely carefully, as the mixture will be very hot!
8: Let it cool in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
You can control the intensity of the finished product from more sheer
to full-coverage. Apply it with your fingers for a tinted lip balm look, or
use a brush and layer, layer, layer, for an opaque color.
*You can also do this over a stove top, using a double-boiler, instead
of a ladle and candle flame.
**If you prefer yours in stick form, you can also buy any cheap lip
balm in a tube. First, empty it. To do that, twist so that the entire
stick of balm is dispensed, and pull off the product. Then twist the
tube all the way back to the down position. When you get to step 7, 
use a metal funnel (will be hard to aim without this) and pour your 
mixture into the tube. Cool in the fridge, and you’re done!

7 Must-Have Colors!

The best part is experimenting with color! With a 64-pack of Crayolas,
we mixed several custom shades. Here are our favorite combos we
came up with!
• (pictured top, in how-to): 1 part Gold + 2 parts Red Violet
Lit Cosmetics Glitter in Liberace S2
• (above, left, on model): 1 part Melon + 1 part Magenta 
• (in compact, clockwise from top left): Sea Green
+ Turquoise Blue, Red Orange + Wild Strawberry, Wisteria
+ Mauvelous, Bittersweet + Peach, Silver + Violet, Magenta
+ Melon. Each of these was a 1:1 ratio.
One final idea: pour your crayon lipstick into a locket


photos + post by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun
I didn’t invent this delicious lip stain from heaven, but thought with
Labor Day weekend around the corner, what a perfect time to
remind you of it! When you’re throwing your barbeque, don’t forget
Kool-Aid’s REAL purpose… to stain your lips of course! It really does
work and last. Here’s how:
STEP ONE: Pick your flavor using this guide (or mix a couple to find
your perfect hue):
  • Cherry = orange red
  • Tropical Punch = bright red
  • Peach Mango = peach
  • Pink Lemonade = Barbie pink
  • Strawberry Kiwi = light red
  • Grape = purple
I poured it into a little bowl but you can merely use the packet as your
STEP TWO: Dampen your finger (our lovely model Carissa licked
 hers but I don’t want to sound unprofessional, lol!). Press your finger
in the powder to pick up one coat.
STEP THREE: Rub your finger all over your lips. Try not to eat it
immediately like we did; it is sooo hard because it’s so good!
STEP FOUR: Dampen a Q-tip to go back over it and smooth out
any clumps or uneven edges.
Your honey will enjoy it too!