Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tinted Lip Balm Using Broken or Leftover Lipstick

  • Lipstick-0.60 g
  • Vaseline-3.6-4.0 g
  • Vanilla extract-2 drops (optional, just for flavor)
  • Vitamin E oil/ coconut oil -2 drops (optional)
  • Toothpick/ popsicle stick or a small spoon
  • Small containers for storing the lip-balm

This is a perfect method to reuse and transform a broken or leftover lipstick into a tinted lip balm. This lip balm will offer sheer to medium coverage a with a glossy finish, plus moisture.

Scratch any leftover lipstick from an applicator using a toothpick/ popsicle stick, or use any broken lipstick. Weigh around 0.6 g of lipstick into a microwave safe small bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. To the melted lipstick, add around 3-4 g of vaseline, Vitamin E oil, and vanilla extract. Microwave for one more minute. All the contents will melt and nicely mix them with a toothpick/popsicle stick or using the end of a spoon. Microwave 30 seconds more and carefully pour into a small container while the mixture is still warm. Then leave the container in refrigerator until it solidifies.


  • I used around 4.0 g of vaseline, which was 6-8 times of the lipstick, by weight. If you do not have a small weighing scale,  you may also eyeball the amounts. 
  • After mixing with vaseline, the color will be lighter than the lipstick you are starting with. You may adjust the amount of vaseline or mix with any other shades of lipstick to get your desired shade/color. 

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