Hey crafty friends, I have another homemade beauty post today…a DIY lip gloss tutorial using only two ingredients! This homemade lip gloss keeps your lips moisturized while adding a hint of color and shimmer just in time for Summer!
My daughter has recently become fascinated with lip gloss, well makeup in general. I’m not surprised though since she’s as girly as can be and loves dressing up. Every once in awhile I catch her wearing my Burt’s Bees lip gloss so I knew it was time to get her some lip gloss of her own. She was thrilled when I told her I made her lip gloss then asked if she could keep it in her purse. See what I mean? Total girly girl!
I used un-petroleum jelly for this homemade lip gloss because it’s made with plant oils and beeswax. The jelly soothes and softens your lips while leaving them moisturized for hours. To make this as safe as possible for my daughter I used Wilton’s pearl dust for an edible shimmer effect. If you prefer to make this lip gloss without shimmer you can use color dust which is basically the same without the sparkle..but who doesn’t like a little bit of sparkle?
Un-Petroleum Multi-Purpose Jelly
Wilton’s Pearl dust
Bead or Cosmetic Containers
To make the lip gloss I used about a tablespoon of un-petroleum jelly and mixed it with the pearl dust. I didn’t measure the dust, I simply sprinkled it in until I achieved the desired color. My favorite is the gold pearl dust lip gloss, it’s almost clear with a pretty shimmer.
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I’m totally doing this! I have these ingredients in my house.
Great idea. My daughter is getting into this stuff as well, she has a tube of lip balm in her purse now. This would be so fun, and super special for her. Thank you for sharing.
This is a fabulous idea. I read through all the comments thinking someone would ask where to get the Un-petroleum Jelly, but since no one did, would you please tell me? I haven’t heard of it, and I see by your tube it is made by Alba. So I assume anywhere that carries Alba products would have it. Also, I’m going to guess it might be in the baby aisle. My babies are 25 and 22, so I don’t frequent that aisle anymore. :)
Anna » Hi Anna! I found my un-petroluem jelly in the natural food and health section of my grocery store, but you may be able to find it in the baby section since it’s also a baby product. If you can’t find it at your local grocery store try Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alba-Un-Petrolum-Jelly-3-5-Ounce/dp/B000OO7546/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369781056&sr=8-1&keywords=un-petroleum+jelly
This idea is brilliant. I had no idea they even made unpetroleum jelly so I have to check that out … and this is the perfect way to use some of the edible pearl dust I have! Can’t wait to try it … I’m pinning.
How easy and neat! Super fun craft for young girls!
Oh, how fun! I think I’ll make myself some.
Love this! Perfect for my daughter to make! Life to the full! Melissa
Love this idea!!!! will have to definitely try it for my grand-daughter….her b’day is only in only in October but it’s never too early to get ‘little things’ ready. I know she loves lipstick and makeup just as her mother did. I used to sell Avon products when my daughter was little and it never failed that she had to ‘try’ my products especially lipstick! Today she is 38 and when she comes over and sees a new lipstick; again she has to ‘try it’….some things never change!! TFS
Love this idea! For sure going to be making a ton of these. Does anyone know any actual stores i can get the containers from ? Like besides amazon and ebay.
Naturallychic❤ » Hi Melina, the containers are from Hobby Lobby. They are actually bead containers and came in a pack of 4. I hope that helps! :)
Thank you so much!
You can do this with koolaide power too. Gives it color and a flovor
Genius! I have also heard that you can use KoolAid for color and flavor as well. I might have to try this one for my co-workers. :)
I did this as an activity for my party. It was a hit!
Fabulous Idea, how long does it last will it dry out & get hard or turn stale?
Thank you for sharing! My daughter and I will be making these for her friend’s Christmas presents.
Really straightforward recipe; easy to follow with inexpensive ingredients. Great for the younger ones to make; thank you.
What a great recipe, thanks! I am curious if the pearl dust makes their lips turn that color or if it is generally clear or just light. I am hoping to do this at a birthday party, and I want to make sure I don’t have a lot of moms who are wondering why I let their little girls make purple lip gloss that makes their lips LOOK purple! :)
My sister is going to love this! She loves lipgloss!
love love. very cute and super easy! darling.
I did this with lemonade mix
Where can I buy the Pearl dust to