Super Easy Lip Gloss 7


When I make lip glosses, I always have people asking me “Is it hard to make? Do I need a million ingredients?” The answer is NO! Lip glosses are really easy to make and are used for many simple makeup routines. Come with me and let’s make a lip gloss worthy of YOUR makeup routine!

This lip gloss will not tint or color the lips due to the small amount of color being used. It will give shimmer and shine as we are using Castor Oil and Silver Mica.

Collect needed items:

Ingredients
Castor Oil
Carnauba Wax
Natural Vanilla Oil
Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
Silver Mica
Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color
White 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:
0.95 ounce Castor Oil
0.01 ounce Carnauba Wax
0.03 ounce Natural Vanilla Oil
0.01 ounce Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. Silver Mica
q.s. Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. White Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in grams:
26.6 grams Castor Oil
0.3 grams Carnauba Wax
0.8 grams Natural Vanilla Oil
0.3 grams Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. Silver Mica
q.s. Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. White Oil Soluble Lip Color
Recipe in Percentages
95% Castor Oil
1% Carnauba Wax
3% Natural Vanilla Oil
1% Sugar Baby Flavor Oil
q.s. Silver Mica
q.s. Black Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. Ruby Oil Soluble Lip Color
q.s. White Oil Soluble Lip Color

Recipe 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 canโ€™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 and Castor Oil. 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 completely cooled, the metal can cause the mixture to solidify over the opening and material will be difficult to advance into the brush.

Color Note:
I first added the Ruby Lip Balm Color, but I was not pleased with the vibrant pink color. I added a touch of Black Lip Balm Color to darken the Ruby and I accidentally added too much Black! The color was too dark, so I added White to brighten the color. After I finished mixing the white color into the lip gloss, I decided to stick with the plum color that I had achieved because I didn’t want to mess the color up or make a lip gloss that had lots of color. Next time I would actually add more color to create a lip tint because the finished color is lovely as is!

Flavor Note:
As much as I like the vanilla flavor for this lip gloss, I think I will pick a “pink” flavor for my next batch! I’m currently torn between Watermelon, Pomegranate or Strawberry Swirl. What flavor would you choose? Or would you pick a completely different one? Tell us what flavor you would choose!

I hope you enjoy making this delightful lip gloss that is a perfect addition to your purse or makeup bag!

Finished lip gloss.

Finished lip gloss.

Carnauba Wax being weighed.

Carnauba Wax being weighed.

Added the Castor Oil to Carnauba Wax.

Added the Castor Oil to Carnauba Wax.

Adding the Ruby Color to the melted lip gloss.

Adding the Ruby Color to the melted lip gloss.

Adding the Silver Mica.

Adding the Silver Mica.

Stirring in the Silver Mica.

Stirring in the Silver Mica.

Lip Brush Pens filled with cooling lip gloss.

Lip Brush Pens filled with cooling lip gloss.

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About Andee

I'm a twenty something soap snob. I've grown up with hand made soaps and I love them! I really like making lotions, soaps and perfumes. I adore mixing scents to come up with something new. My favorite scent is either Wicked or Cotton Candy. I tend to hoard fragrances, I even have an Earl Grey Tea from the MMS catalog. I won't tell you how old it is, but it sure is good!


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7 thoughts on “Super Easy Lip Gloss

  • NewCreation

    I know you said you’re adding qs for the amount of mica but then you talk about next time you would add more color to create a lip tint.I’d like to make a nice pink and also an more coral (2 separate batches) of lip gloss and have it leave some color on the lips, about how much mica color would i use if I go by this recipe you have listed above but split in half to try 2 different colors & have it be a bit of a tint left on lips?

    Thank you!

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    • Andee Post author

      The Silver Mica I used won’t add any color other than a silver shimmer on the lips. For this batch, I would recommend using a 0.15 cc scoop of Silver Mica for the whole batch. If you used much more, the mica will give the lip gloss a grainy texture on the lips.

      Then you can divide the batch and color each batch to your desired color with the Oil Soluble Lip Colors. For a nice pink color, I would use Ruby and White with a small touch of Coral. Maybe start with 4 parts Ruby, 2 parts White and 1 part Coral. For a more coral color, I would use Coral with a little Ruby. Start with 3 parts Coral, 1 part Ruby.

      You will add more color than I did. Enough that you might worry you have added too much. (You haven’t!) Tints require a fair amount of color and lip sticks require a large amount!

      I hope this helps!

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  • NewCreation

    Hi Andee!
    Thanks for your reply. I would like to just use mica for the color because that is what I have a ton of for color. If I want to double or even quadruple this recipe, should I just multiply all by 2 or 4 etc? Also how many grams of safe lip flavor would add for 1,2,3 and 4 oz batches? I have a hard time with percentages for some reason! Do you have an actual formula to help my brain for lip flavors, also for adding stevia for sweetner? Thanks!

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    • Tina

      You can multiply this recipe easily. Doubling or tripling is as easy as multiplying the amount of each item in the weight column by two or three.

      For percentages it is easy as well. If you desire 450 grams of mixture to be made then you use the percentages.
      Castor Oil would be 450 total finished weight * 95% = 427.5 grams.
      Carnauba Wax 450 total finished weight * 1% = 4.5 grams.
      Natural Vanilla Oil would be 450 total finished weight * 3% = 13.5 grams.

      Percent is not something to be afraid of. After you work through a few recipes like this you will find it is as easy as putting on socks.

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    • Tina

      I have seen a variety of sizes of labels. I generally sit with tape, paper and scissors along with my containers. I cut then tape different sizes of paper to my containers until I like the visual size. From there I generally write up a handwritten view of a label and tape it back on. If all is good, then I measure my paper and head to the computer.

      Cheers!
      Tina

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