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How to Make Lip Gloss

Updated on February 17, 2013

DIY-Easy Homemade Lip Glosses

Want your lips to look shiny and luscious, with lip gloss you can achieve this pretty look. Lip glosses not only will make your lips look nice, they can also help them. Lip gloss will help protect your lips by keeping them soft and moisturized. Keeping your lips moisturized is important especially in dryer weather conditions. If your lips don't have enough moisture they can become chapped,and can even crack and bleed.

Instead of buying some expensive name brand lip gloss, why not go ahead and make your own. Making your own lip glosses can be very simple and fun. It can be a great little activity to do with kids as well. The great part about the recipes for the lip glosses I'm going to give is that most ingredients are probably already in your home.

The one major ingredient needed for all of these lip gloss recipes is petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly was made in 1869 to help with skin abraisons. Petroleum jelly is a great way to moisturize the lips. It help by preventing the water in your lips from escaping the skin.

Lip Gloss Recipes

For all of these recipes you will need to put the petroleum jelly in a bowl. Making sure you have enough to fill your lip gloss container. Melt the petroleum jelly in the microwave doing 30 second intervals until it has completely melted. If you perfer you could also melt the petroleum jelly using a double boiler. Boiling water in a pot with a metal bowl over the pot. Put the petroleum jelly in the metal bowl. Wait until melted.

Cocoa Lip Gloss


  • Cocoa powder
  • Petroleum jelly

Mix enough cocoa powder into your melted petroleum jelly to give the lip gloss your desired flavor. Carefully pour the mixture into your lip gloss container.

Berry Lip Gloss


  • Powdered drink mix about one teaspoon
  • Petroleum jelly

Heat petroleum jelly add about one teaspoon of the powdered drink mix, or enough to get the desired colour. Make sure to mix well when done pour into your container.

Honey Lip Gloss


  • One teaspoon of honey
  • Petroleum Jelly

Add one teaspoon of honey to your melted petroleum jelly, and mix well.

Eye Shawdow Lip Gloss


  • Eye shadow
  • Petroleum jelly

Choose an eye shadow one with a colour that will look good on your lips, scrape some of the eye shadow out of the container. Add it to your melted petroleum jelly. Add enough to make a colour you like. Make sure you mix it up well.

Lip Stick Lip Gloss

Ingredients :

  • Lip stick
  • Petroleum jelly

Pick a lip stick you like, you can use up lip stick that is almost done. Take some of the lip stick and mix it up with the melted petroleum jelly.

Vanilla Lip Gloss


  • Vanilla extract or which ever kind you prefer
  • Petroleum jelly

Add a few drops of the extract to your melted petroleum jelly and mix. Try not to add too much or it will be watery once the petroleum jelly gets back to room temperature.

Sparkly Lip Gloss


  • Extra fine glitter
  • Powdered drink mix
  • Petroleum jelly

Add the drink mix to the melted petroleum jelly enough to get the colour you like, now put in a little bit of glitter. Mix well.

Lip Plumper Lip Gloss


  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Petroleum jelly

Add the cayenne and cinnamon to the melted petroleum jelly and mix. The cayenne will make your lips tingle and plump them up a bit.

These are just a few examples of how you can make your own lip glosses. You can have fun and try experimenting coming up with new ways to make lip glosses.


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      Melissa 4 years ago from Canada

      Glad to see you learned something new.

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      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, very interesting. I never knew making your own lip gloss was a possibility. Thanks for the education, Missin Behavin.