February Box: Lipstick

Many of you have already made your custom lipsticks from February’s Handmade Beauty Box. We’re thrilled to see so many ladies rockin’ their DIY lips!

Have you ever wanted to make your own lipstick? Handmade Beauty Box makes it easy with their February box.

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DIFFICULTY: BEGINNER
TIME: 20-30 MINUTES
YIELDS: 24 LIPSTICKS

Handmade Beauty Box Includes:
4 oz Lipstick Base
.2 oz Coral Mica
.2 oz Brick Red Oxide
.2 oz Rose Pearl Mica
.2 oz Cellini Red Mica
24 Lipstick Tubes with Lids
1 Small Glass Bowl
5 Droppers
Finished Labels and Instructions

What You’ll Need from Home:
1 (or 2) Heat Safe Containers (preferably with spouts)
3 Spoons
1 cup Hot Water
Measuring Spoons
Microwave
Freezer (optional)
Paper Towels

Prep: Put two spoons in the freezer. It may sound crazy, but this trick is going to allow you to test the lipstick color before it has fully hardened.

Get your station prepared for creating your very own DIY lipstick.

ONE Scoop the lipstick base out of the plastic container and add it to the small, heat-safe container that comes in the box. Melt the base in the microwave on 30-second bursts, stirring in between bursts until fully melted. Please be careful when taking the container out of the microwave, it will be hot (use pot holders or paper towels).

Note: It is important that you melt the lipstick base in the bowl that comes in the box (or something equivalent in size). If you use a bigger heat safe container you’ll run the risk of cracking the glass in the microwave. Safety first!

To avoid spills, we recommend melting half of the lipstick base at a time.

TWO: Split the mixture between the two small heat safe containers (about 1/4 cup in each container).

THREE: Add colorant(s) of choice to the first container and mix thoroughly with a spoon until clumps have dissipated.

The February box comes with four beautiful colorants to customize your lipstick.

Colorant usage rate: 4 to 5 level teaspoons of colorant per 2 ounces of lipstick base (about ¼ cup). Get creative and design your own shade or see our lipstick color variations below.

The February box comes with four beautiful colorants to customize your lipstick.

FOUR: Once the color seems to be fully incorporated into the lipstick base, take your frozen spoons out of the freezer and dip the tip of the spoon into the liquid lipstick mixture. The lipstick mixture will instantly harden on the tip of the spoon so you can test the color on the top of your hand or your lips. Now is the time to color correct. If the lipstick shade is too light, add more colorant. If the lipstick shade is too dark, add more lipstick base to lighten.

Once the color seems to be fully incorporated into the lipstick base, take your frozen spoons out of the freezer and dip the tip of the spoon into the liquid lipstick mixture.

FIVE: Once you’ve decided on your perfect shade, it’s time to pour the mixture into the lipstick tubes. Using a spouted heat safe container, slowly and carefully pour the lipstick mixture into the tubes or use your droppers to fill up 12 of the tubes. Let cool for 1-2 hours.

  • Tip 1: If you use the droppers to fill your lipstick tubes, cut off about a ½ inch of the tip of the dropper for easier use.
  • Tip 2: “Clean” your dropper immediately in a cup of hot water so it can be reused. If the mixture hardens, squeeze the lipstick out of the dropper like you would squeeze a tube of toothpaste. Did your mixture get hard or a little too thick while you were color correcting? Not to worry. Just pop it back in the microwave for 15-30 seconds. Reheat as needed.

SIX: Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 with the rest of lipstick base.

SEVEN: Clean up! Wipe down the bowls and spoons with a paper towel before putting them in the sink and do not dump any extra oils down your sink. Use a grease fighting soap, like Dawn, and super hot water to wash the utensils and bowls.

Recipes:

  • Lady About Town: 2.5 level teaspoons Rose Pearl Mica, 2 level teaspoons Coral Mica. Use ¼ cup of lipstick base for this recipe.
  • Date Night: 1.5 teaspoons Brick Red Oxide, 2.5, teaspoons Cellini Red Mica. Use ¼ cup of lipstick base for this recipe.
  • Handmade Beauty Box supplies you with two color recipes to make the process of creating your own DIY lipstick simple and fun.

Download extra lipstick labels here and bonus lipstick labels here (pictured above).

Looking for project ingredients? Click here.

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4 Comments

Angela Walker

I received my lipstick kit, along with 2 other kits I ordered, and I’m super excited to try them all out!! I have a question on the lipstick kit… Are there other combinations of the mixes you provided that we can use to make other shades of lipstick? I’m just a little worried about having 12 of the one, and 12 of the other, when I could possibly split them up even more and have more of a variety of colors. Thanks!!

Handmadebeautybox

Hi Angela! I personally love the Coral Mica and the Red Mica just on their own so you could totally try those colors without blending. The Rose Pearl is pretty by itself as well, it’s just really light. The spoon trick is super helpful when blending your own shades too (step four of the blog). Let us know what you come up with! – Courtney

Angela Walker

Hi Courtney,
Thanks for your response! I couldn’t wait and made my lipsticks yesterday. It was so much fun, but I made a huge mess in the kitchen! lol But I did just as you said, and had several frozen spoons that I used for dipping into various combinations of the colors and ended up with all kinds of lipstick colors!! Thank you to such a fun and awesome kit!! 🙂

Handmadebeautybox

Awesome. So glad to hear you busted our a ton of colors. One for every day of the week now =)

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