Coffee & Cream Lip Gloss

I love making lip glosses because they are so simple to make and yet are one bit of makeup that I will regularly wear. Since I’m a total Java Junkie, I created this yummy lip gloss that isn’t overpoweringly coffee and yet still mildly coffee flavored. Think latte or cappuccino and now you have imagined the flavor for this yummy lip gloss!

This lip gloss is easy to make. It does not tint or color the lips because of the small amount of color used. That being said, this lip gloss will give shimmer and shine to the lips since we are using Castor Oil and Silver Mica. Let’s go have some fun!

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Carnauba Wax
Coffee Butter
Coffee Flavor Oil
Natural Vanilla Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Silver Mica
Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
Yellow Oil Soluble Lip Color
Coral Oil Soluble Lip Color
Equipment
Scale
Microwave Safe Container
Spoons
Pipettes
Lip Pens

Recipe: (Makes 1 ounce or 28 grams. Fills approximately 14 lip brush pens.)

Recipe in ounces:
0.87 ounce Castor Oil
0.01 ounce Carnauba Wax
0.05 ounce Coffee Butter
0.03 ounce Coffee Flavor
0.02 ounce Natural Vanilla
0.02 ounce Sugar Baby
q.s. Silver Mica
q.s. Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Yellow Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Coral Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in grams:
24.4 grams Castor Oil
0.3 grams Carnauba Wax
1.4 grams Coffee Butter
0.8 grams Coffee Flavor
0.6 grams Natural Vanilla
0.6 grams Sugar Baby
q.s. Silver Mica
q.s. Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Yellow Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Coral Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Percentages
87% Castor Oil
1% Carnauba Wax
5% Coffee Butter
3% Coffee Flavor
2% Natural Vanilla
2% Sugar Baby
q.s. Silver Mica
q.s. Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Yellow Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Coral Oil Soluble Lip Color

Note: Q.S. means quantity sufficient. You do not need much Silver Mica or Oil Soluble Lip Balm Colors. This recipe needs so little that we can’t measure it! So we use Q.S. to say use as much as you need to achieve the right color, flavor, etc.

Begin by weighing the Carnauba Wax, Castor Oil, and Coffee Butter. After measuring the ingredients, microwave using short time bursts until the wax is melted. Add flavors. Now the color and mica can be added. I used the tip of a clean pipette and pulled it across the top of the color and then used that pipette to stir the mixture until the color was completely mixed in. I then used a new pipette and put the tip into the mica to scoop a small amount into the lip gloss. Using the pipette I used for the color, I stirred the mixture to decide if it needed more mica or not. Once you are satisfied with the color, fill the brushes while the mixture is still warm. Leave them standing upright until they have cooled. After the mixture has cooled, then you can put the tips and caps on. If the mixture gets into the small metal tube before it is cooled, the metal can cause the mixture to solidify over the opening and material will be difficult to advance into the brush.

Color Note: While the Coffee Butter contributes minimal color, I wanted a little more of a “coffee” color. To achieve that I used approximately 3 parts Yellow, 2 parts Coral and 2 parts Black.

I hope you enjoy making this delicious lip gloss!

Finished lip gloss.

Finished lip gloss.

Weighing the Carnauba Wax.

Weighing the Carnauba Wax.

Adding the Coffee Butter and Castor Oil.

Adding the Coffee Butter and Castor Oil.

Adding Silver Mica to melted ingredients.

Adding Silver Mica to melted ingredients.

Completely colored lip gloss.

Completely colored lip gloss.

Filling Lip Brush Pens.

Filling Lip Brush Pens.

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10 Comments

  • Leilani says:

    Yum. I need to make this! I love the lip pens.

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  • Cindy says:

    Do you fill you tubes with a pipette? I just don’t see a mold that these fit so I was wondering how you filled them. Thanks Cindy

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    • Andee says:

      I do fill these with a pipette. We don’t have a tray for these pens at this time.:( I generally make several lines of pens that are 2 pens wide by 5 pens long. This usually helps prevent me from knocking them over like a long line of dominoes!

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  • Lesli says:

    You could stand the tubes in a container of beans, sand, coffee beans, etc. To keep them from tipping over.

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  • Cindy says:

    Great info. thanks!

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  • Monica says:

    That sounds fabulous! I’d love to try making those lip pens one of these days.

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  • NewCreation says:

    Hi, do you find the vanilla oil which is listed as being in coconut oil hardens up and clogs the lip pen or is it in FCO? I also would love to have a lip pen tray like the lip balm tray! It is not efficient to fill each one by hand with a pipette, do you have a more efficient method even of the filling part? Like a mini funnel LOL? I love these pens but the labor involved in having to do big orders by hand is pretty bad and cancels out much profit :(

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    • Tina says:

      I would check with a local ag business that sells veterinary syringes. You need a large one without the needle attached. A 100 mL syringe would fill 50 of the pens in quick order with minimal mess.

      The Natural Vanilla Oil is liquid and will not plug the pen at all.

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  • KD says:

    does this recipe yield a liquid or jelly type base when completed and cooled

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    • Tina says:

      More of a jelly, however, I would not put this in a jar. It is still very fluid.

      Tina

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