Thursday, 22 December 2011

DIY Tinted Lipbalm.

So after taking part in my survey (you guys are so good to me!) I concluded you'd like some more crafty/DIY posts. So from January I will be doing a crafty post each month as a new feature here on The-Cameras-Lying. This right here is the pilot run to see what kind of reactions I get. Be honest in your comments please. I'd love feedback on the clarity of my instructions and images and how much you like the idea!

So here we go:

DIY Tinted Lipbalm

Difficulty Rating: * (anyone can do this!)
Time taken: Prep: 5 minutes, cooling time: 1 hour.

What will I need?

  1. One old or broken lipstick
  2. A pot of Vaseline
  3. One empty pot (for storing the Lipbalm in)
  4. One large metal serving spoon or metal ladle
  5. One knife
  6. One teaspoon 
  7. One cocktail stick (for stirring)
Picture this: You are putting on your fave shade of lippy when you feel it snap against your lips. Or, perhaps you knock it off your dresser whist doing your hair and it chips. Day ruined? We've all been there. But, with this tutorial you can turn your mangled lippy into a fabulous tinted lipbalm- great for the winter months! Its super easy to do too!

I decided to use the above lipstick as I find it far too drying in the lipstick form it is now, but I liked the colour too much to throw it out!

I chose this small tin as my Gran brought it back from India for me years ago and I haven't found a use for it yet. I love the colours of it but small plastic sample tubs work perfectly too.

Step 1: Slice your lipstick off onto the (clean) serving spoon:

Step 2:  Add the same amount of Vaseline to your serving spoon.

Step 3:  Light a hob on your cooker and hold your serving spoon 30cm away from the flame. Heat until melted.

Step 4: Away from the flames, stir until combined.

Step 5: Pour mixture into your pot.

Step 6:  Pop in the fridge until set (about 30 minutes).

Finally: Take out and enjoy! 


Will you be making some tinted lipbalm?

Amy x


  1. oh, might try this over christmas- a lovely colour!
    i'm a new follower- love your blog

  2. This is a great idea and it looks lovely on you :) now followingx

  3. Oooh I did a similar thing ages ago, but I added some strawberry essence to it when it was melted to make it smell nice!
    I think I will be trying this again! great post :) xxx

  4. I love this so simple to do! Will be trying it out soon! Can't wait to see more DIY posts! now following!

  5. This is fantastic! Can't wait to try it!

  6. What a great idea and your tutorial was very clear. Thanks for sharing - I would never have thought of this, but I'm doing it today! :-)

  7. LOVE this, definitely gonna try it sometime! :)

  8. This is a great idea. So gunna try this!

    I'm following your blog now. Check me out? Xx

  9. great idea! i will try this! got a red lipstick somewhere!

  10. OH SO FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing this great idea. I have a bunch of almost done lippies that I just don't want to get rid of...
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

  11. Ooh!! Could you use the same technique but melt in the microwave? I have an electric cook top...

  12. love this ID and will be doing it soon, thank youfor sharing

  13. Fabulous idea! Must try it with all of the broken lipsticks I've been saving for exactly this reason!

  14. Wished I had found this before I chucked out all my old lippies! :( Bummer!

  15. What a great idea. Thanks for your very clear instructions!

  16. I just made it yesterday when I got home after work from Reading your post! Thank you so much! It's amazing how much money I'm going to sabe from buying chapsticks because now I can finish the old ones and all my almost-ended lipsticks as well!! It takes 2 mins and it's worth it!

  17. What lipstick is that and color? It's gorgeous!

  18. Could I use Kool-Aid instead of lippies?


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