When it comes to thing you’ll never find us without, whether we’ve got our purse or just our pockets on us, lip gloss is at the very top of our list. We’re probably more likely to remember to grab some kind of lip gloss before we leave the house than we are to remember our wallet! Since we use them so often and therefore go through them so fast, we’ve been thinking about learning how to make our own so we can control what flavours we get and don’t have to buy them as often. We were pleasantly surprised with how many great DIY tutorials we found for making homemade lip gloss of all kinds online!
If you’re feeling just as interested in the idea of making your own DIY lip gloss as we are, check out these 15 ideas, scents, and tutorials that we came across so far in our search for inspiration and info.
1. DIY Jello lip gloss
Perhaps you’re looking for a simple, affordable way to make differently coloured and scented lip glosses of all kinds without really having to go much more out of your way than if you were just making one? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll get along quite well indeed with the way Inspiration Made Simple made these fun glosses using Jello packets!
2. Kid-made Jolly Ranchers lip gloss
Are you actually quite intrigued by the idea of using powdered packets of things your kids really like to make lip gloss, but you’d like an easy enough process that the kids can actually help you make it too, rather than just using it after? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Sugar, Spice, and glitter made theirs using different flavours of Jolly Rancher’s brand drinking packets.
3. DIY chocolate lip gloss
If you’re going to make a homemade lip gloss that involves sweet treats in some way, would you rather opt for chocolate since that’s your absolute favourite? Then we’re pretty sure DIY Beauty Diva has just the kind of tutorial you’re looking for! Their instructions walk you nice and neatly through the steps of making a smooth chocolate lip gloss that actually hydrates.
4. DIY tinted and flavoured lip balm
When it comes to kinds of lip gloss, have you always actually preferred the Chapstick style to the pot that requires smearing on with your finger? Well, the process is much the same in terms of making the gloss itself, but this tutorial from Mad in Crafts will teach you how to get the consistency right and mould it to fit into the twist-up containers just right.
5. Tinted lip balm pans
Regardless of which kind of lip gloss you’re intent on making in terms of its case and shape, are you mostly interested in giving it a bit of a tint so your lips look slightly rosy when you put it on, as well as being moisturized? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at the way DIY Natural tinted their balm just right.
6. Cupcake EOS style lip chaps
If you’re going to put in the time and effort it takes to make a whole lip gloss of your very own, would you rather make it something really fun looking and that you probably wouldn’t find in stores? Well, if you’ve ever used up an entire EOS brand gloss and kept the case, then you already have just about half of what you need to make these super fun cupcake inspired glosses featured on DIY Projects for Teens! These are not edible, despite the involvement of actual sprinkles, which are technically food.
7. 10-minute DIY lip balm
Perhaps you’re actually looking for a way to make some lip gloss in a rather fast way without skimping on quality because you’re hoping to give it to friends as a gift or use it as party favours at your next event? Then we’re convinced that Happiness is Homemade definitely has the tutorial for you. Their recipe really only takes 10 minutes to make!
8. Crystal Light lip balm
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about colouring and flavouring your gloss with powdered drink mixes but you were hoping to make some today and all you have on hand is Crystal Light? Well, the good news is you can totally use that in precisely the same way as well! Get the full details for making some of your own on Love U Madly.
9. Lime lip balm
Maybe you’ve been holding out for a recipe that will teach you how to make a specific flavour of lip gloss besides drink packet berries, but you’d prefer something fruity over the sweet chocolate scent we showed you earlier? Well, if you’ve ever been a fan of limes, then we think you simply must take a look at the way Simply Stacie made theirs in just a few simple steps.
10. DIY tinted raspberry lip balm
Just in case you’re still interested in specific flavour and tinting but you’re totally down with the idea of berries and just haven’t see the kind you like best yet, here’s another alternative for you! Take a better look at Hello Glow to see how they made a hydrating lip gloss that’s perfect for raspberry lovers.
11. Raspberry lemon lip balm
Did we catch your attention quite well when we started talking about raspberry flavoured homemade glosses but you’re kind of intrigued by the idea of combination flavours as well? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with this recipe from Simplistically Living that shows you how to add an element of fresh lemon to the raspberry too.
12. Coconut rose lip balm
Are you quite interested in the idea of making a gloss that involves fruit in some way but you’re also hesitant to add too much flavouring because you’ve never liked strong scents? Then maybe you’d rather make a lop gloss that’s a little more subtle in its scent combination. We’re huge fans of how My Baking Addiction did just that using coconut and rose petals.
13. Peppermint lip balm
Besides the kitschy irony of the way this particular gloss tutorial is packaged, it’s also a great smelling balm that actually provides some good hydration! Take a better look at the steps neatly outlined on Beautylish to see how they not only made a mint scented lip gloss, but also how they did so inside an emptied mint tin for a bit of themed appeal.
14. Homemade plumping lip balm
Now, we know that plumping lip balm might sound like the kind of thing only beauty stores that can use chemical ingredients will try to sell you, but there’s actually a perfectly safe and natural way to make a DIY gloss that will have a similar effect! Check out how Hello Glow made it happen using cinnamon, the spice of which will cause a bit of a pumping effect when you put it on.
15. Homemade birthday cake lip balm
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making a cupcake inspired balm but you don’t have an EOS container to work with or the concept if putting sprinkles in your mixture just doesn’t quite appeal to you? In that case, we have a feeling you’d much prefer to try this smoother, more balm-like recipe from Soap Deli News that still smells just like birthday cake!
Have you made other kinds of awesome and useful homemade lip glosses before that you really enjoyed using but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created or link us to the recipe in the comments section so we can give it a try as well!