DIY Beauty Stick for Lips, Eyes & Cheeks: Vegan Plant Based Makeup

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15 Minutes

Learn how to make plant based beauty products at home with this DIY beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks. This vegan plant based makeup stick is naturally scented with a rose fragrance and glides onto skin with ease. It blends beautifully, and it also makes a great eyeshadow base!

Vegan Plant Based Makeup

Formulating vegan makeup is a fun and rewarding way to create fresh new makeup looks. There are lots of ways to make your own homemade cosmetics, however, DIY beauty sticks are one of my favorite plant based beauty products. Because they can be used in so many different ways, they allow me to cut down on the number of products I need for my beauty routine. Plus they’re great when you’re traveling or to throw in your purse when you’re on the go!

If you’ve never made your own vegan plant based makeup before, my DIY beauty stick is a great first recipe! Naturally scented with Bulgarian rose floral wax, this all-in-one DIY makeup stick can also be customized in your favorite colors. Simply swap out the mica powders used to tint this cream makeup stick with your own blend of lip and eye safe micas to create custom makeup looks.

Because this makeup recipe is plant based, I packaged my finished green beauty products in eco-friendly paperboard push up tubes. These tubes are 100% recyclable and biodegradable. I also created free printable labels for my all-in-one beauty sticks. These labels are free for personal use and fit perfectly on the paperboard packaging. You can find my labels for this plant based makeup after the recipe for my all-in-one DIY beauty stick below.

Vegan All-in-One Beauty Stick Ingredients:

You will need the following ingredients to make this plant based, vegan DIY beauty stick:

How to Make a DIY Beauty Stick

You will need a digital scale to make this vegan plant based makeup recipe. The scale will be used to weigh all of the ingredients. Here’s how to make your own DIY beauty stick.

  1. Begin by weighing out the candelilla wax and babassu oil into a small glass Pyrex measuring cup or similar. Heat in the microwave at 40% power until melted. Alternately you may also use a double boiler. Take care removing your melted ingredients from the microwave as the glass will be hot. I recommend using a towel or pot holder when handling.
  2. Next, weigh out the fractionated coconut oil (or camellia seed oil) and rose wax. (The rose wax gives this all-in-one beauty stick recipe a beautiful light rose fragrance!) Mix these ingredients into the melted candelilla wax and babassu oil until thoroughly combined and the rose wax has melted.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly then weigh out and add the mica powders. Mix well so the mica is fully incorporated into the makeup base.
  4. Now slowly and carefully pour your rose scented all-in-one beauty stick into a container or containers of your choice.
  5. Once your vegan all-in-one beauty sticks have cooled, simply cap and label them as desired.

Package the Vegan Makeup + Free Printable

As my vegan makeup is meant to be used as a beauty stick, I packaged my plant based cosmetics in the 1.5 oz. brown paperboard push up tubes from SKS Bottle & Packaging. However, you can also use large lip balm pots or tins if you prefer to apply your makeup with a sponge or your fingers. Alternately, you can also use lip balm tubes to package your DIY beauty sticks.

Should you choose to use the paperboard push up tubes for packaging, you download my free PDF printable labels for my all-in-one beauty sticks via my original post for DIY makeup here. (These labels are free for personal use only.) Simply print the labels onto a full size white sticker sheet, then cut out. These labels not only make it easy to keep track of what’s inside your tubes, and they are also great if you plant to give your vegan makeup as homemade gifts.

How to Use a DIY Beauty Stick

To use your all-in-one beauty sticks, simply apply to eyelids, cheeks, or lips as desired. You can further blend the color with a makeup sponge if you like.

How to Sell Vegan Plant Based Makeup

Can you sell vegan plant based makeup? You are more than welcome to recreate my homemade cosmetic formulations to sell in your online shop or storefront. However, if you are making my all-in-one DIY beauty sticks to sell, there’s a lot of important information you should be aware of in order to be FDA compliant in the USA. You can find information on the FDA website regarding the use of color additives in cosmetics here.

In addition, mica-based pearlescent pigments and other composite pigments used in cosmetics are NOT FDA approved at this time. The FDA however is currently exercising discretionary enforcement of these color additives while they are in discussion over regulatory status and safety. You can find further discussion on this at Marie Gale’s blog here.

For help labeling your vegan all-in-one beauty sticks, I recommend the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, by Marie Gale.

More Plant Based Beauty Recipes

If you like my green beauty recipe for my vegan all-in-one beauty stick, then you’ll also love my rose scented All Over Cream Beauty Stick. This plant based makeup stick works as a bronzer, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick and also comes with free printable labels. You can find this recipe here.

Where to Buy Vegan Makeup Products

If you aren’t quite ready to make your own plant based makeup, you can buy vegan makeup and beauty sticks online. Here are some of my favorite green beauty products from other artisans:

For more of my vegan makeup and skin care recipes as well as other beauty recipes from around the web, be sure to follow me on Pinterest. You can also find Soap Deli News on Facebook, Twitter, Blog Lovin’, and Instagram.

Suggested materials:

  • Candelillia wax
  • Babassu oil
  • Fractionated coconut oil
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Rebecca D. Dillon
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