Get Stained! Homemade Lip Stain/Balm

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posted on May 3, 2012 by  |  posted under Beauty, Makeup

Homemade Lip Stain

  My awesome sister-in-law, Erin,  is back with another awesome beauty DIY~! Let’s see what she is creating today :)

I love making my own beauty products.  It’s so simple and fun too!  One of my favorites is homemade lip balm that doubles as a stain.  It takes all of 1 minute to make and it’s so easy, you can do with the kids too. And can you say “frugal”?  I love saving money. Okay, let’s get this staining party started!

  Homemade Lip Stain

 First, get together your tools  You’ll need Vaseline or Un-Petroleum Jelly, Crystal Light- I’ve used Cherry Pomegranate, though any would work as long as it’s not green or  blue (we don’t want to look like corpses!) Basically pinks, reds or even purples would be great (Kool-Aid works great as well though it’s a bit more tart), a small container (hello dollar store!), and a mixing tool, I like to use a q-tip.

 Now for the super simple creation process. I’m talking 1 minute tops. Let’s go!

Fill the empty small container with your Un-Petroleum Jelly.

Homemade Lip Stain

 Add your Crystal Light, I used about 1/3 of the individual packet.

  Homemade Lip Stain

Homemade Lip Stain

Now, the really tricky part (ha ha).  Mix it all together.

  Homemade Lip Stain

I know you want to slap that delicious looking stuff right on your kisser, but you need to allow this to sit for about an hour so any granules can dissolve. I know, this is the hardest part…being patient!

Homemade Lip Stain

 The color will get much more vibrant, and it will become smoother. Then, you are ready to stain those lips! Yay!

Homemade Lip Stain

This great tasting lip balm will not only hydrate dry lips, it’ll also stain your lips softly for hours making it a great summer treat!

Homemade Lip Stain

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  1. May 3rd, 2012 at 8:23 am
    Shelley says:
    Super cute idea!! I am pretty sure I'd be licking my lips all day. It looks yummy. I'll have to hid it from my kids. ;)
  2. May 3rd, 2012 at 12:27 pm
    Mama B says:
    Does anyone know of any drink crystals that don't contain artificial sweeteners that could be used in this?
    • May 8th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
      Kfleabyte says:
      I would think unsweetened Kool-Aid would work just as well.
  3. May 3rd, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Alysha says:
    This is awesome! I would have never thought of using crystal light as lip balm! You're a genius. :)
  4. May 3rd, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    Brandi says:
    What a great idea! I will have to try this out!
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    Brandi
  5. May 3rd, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Kelli Bullock says:
    Do you think Kool Aid would work? It doesn't have the artificial sweetener but it can dye your hair for weeks. Great idea though, I think the YW in my ward would love it!

    Kelli

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  6. May 3rd, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    RE says:
    I would like to know how to make this withOUT artificial sweetener too! I'm breastfeeding and avoiding them like the plague. :) thank you
  7. May 4th, 2012 at 8:06 pm
    Jenny says:
    get it patented.
  8. May 8th, 2012 at 7:09 pm
    Shautel says:
    I'm going to head to Trader Joes and see what drink crystals they have..As I don't use kool-aid or crystal light and I have tons of un-petroleum jelly ...
    • May 9th, 2012 at 11:51 am
      Susan says:
      Let us know what you find out from Trader Joe's or health food store. This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing;)
  9. May 10th, 2012 at 7:06 am
    Lacey says:
    Where do you get the little container that you put the lip gloss in?
  10. August 7th, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    Kayla Lovering says:
    Hi Bobbi! I just tried this and it came out awesome! I just started my own blog recently, and I will be posting the tutorial on my blog, linking it to your site. Thanks for such a great activity to try!
  11. August 12th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Meghan says:
    I did this and the sugar was very grainy on my lips. I stirred it for a while. Tips?
  12. September 27th, 2012 at 9:59 am
    Kathy says:
    Wouldn't a Bonne Bell flavored lipbalm be less expensive than buying Crystal Lite, Vaseline, and little tubs to put it in? Or a $1 Wet n Wild lipstick and some chapstick (if you want more of a stain than a lipstick)?
    • October 10th, 2012 at 5:09 pm
      Wanda says:
      Have read the same thing can be used but with jello. The blog didn't mention anything about sugar. Sorry, can't recall the blog.
  13. October 31st, 2012 at 2:38 am
    Krystal says:
    Can we use any crystal drink for this?
  14. December 29th, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    Charlotte says:
    WOW!! I will be trying this...what a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!
  15. February 21st, 2013 at 5:32 am
    Meeta says:
    Hey...Lovely recipe...I live in India and I am not sure whether we get that 'crystal' thing here...is that any other alternative I can use instead? Might sound funny to you....:-)
    • February 21st, 2013 at 1:39 pm
      Bobbi says:
      Crystal light is just a flavored powdered drink mix. You could use any powdered drink mix (though kool-aid isn't sweetened and might be sour). You might also try jello if you have that. Good luck!
  16. March 1st, 2013 at 6:08 am
    MoNique says:
    To get rid of the grains texture try heating for a few SECONDS in the microwave and stir again then let sit for about an hour. Loving this idea!
  17. June 6th, 2013 at 2:41 pm
    Nanci says:
    What a great idea! I've got a couple of graduation gift bags to make & I am going to make this as part of them!
  18. August 30th, 2013 at 11:57 am
    cAROLYN says:
    I like the homemade lip balm, but I would not use Crystal Light which contains Aspartame - PLEASE READ ARTICLES ON ASPARTAME - SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES FROM IT>........
  19. August 26th, 2014 at 12:27 pm
    Lis says:
    Great tutorial. Definitely going to start making my own lip balms.
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