This Super-Easy DIY Lip Tint & Cream Blush Has Only 2 Ingredients

by Paloma
8 Materials
3 Hours

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a DIY lip tint and cream blush. I love makeup, but sometimes I wonder if the products I’m using are good for me or the environment. So I took a look at my makeup collection, and I noticed that many of the products I’m using are not very sustainable.

For example, every time I buy a new product, it comes in a single-use plastic container. I wanted to make a product in a reusable container that I can wash and use repeatedly.

So, I grabbed the product I use most, a cheek and lip tint by Glossier, and I created it myself with just two super simple ingredients: shea butter and cosmetic-grade mica powder.

Tools and materials:

  • Mica powder
  • Container
  • Bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Shea butter
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Pot of boiling water
Cutting up shea butter for the DIY lip tint

1. Cut the shea butter

Grab your shea butter and cut it into cubes. I'm not exact in my measurements when it comes to shea butter, I tend to just cut off a rough chunk that I think I'll need.

Melting the shea butter in hot water

2. Melt the shea butter

After you’ve chopped all of your shea butter, you can put it into a heat-resistant measuring cup and place that into some boiling water. Leave the butter to melt.

How to make lip tint at home

3. Mix the mica powder and shea butter

Once the shea butter has melted, you can pour it into your mixing bowl, a little bit at a time, because you don’t want to work in huge batches. Then you can add in your mica powder.

Mica powder is super pigmented, so a little bit goes a long way. The amount you add will depend on how sheer you want your product to be and how much coverage you want it to provide. So, I recommend starting with less, and then you can always add more.

I love it when my products are super pigmented, so I went all out and added quite a bit. Once you’ve added your mica powder, you’re going to combine the two ingredients by mixing them with a fork. Once you get the desired color, you can pour the mixture into your container.

How to make lip tint the easy way

4. Refrigerate

After you’ve poured the mixture into a container, you can stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours to allow the shea butter to set. Here is what it’s going to look like. The consistency really held up to my expectations.

How to make homemade cream blush

Here is a swatch of the Glossier tint on the right, and on the left is the product that I made. The two are very similar. The one that I made is a lot more pigmented, but you can adjust the recipe if you want.

Because a little bit will go a long way, a little container’s worth will actually last you a whole year. 

DIY lip tint and cream blush

DIY lip tint and cream blush tutorial

I am obsessed with this, and I don’t think I’ll ever buy any more lip and cheek tint because this DIY lip tint and cream blush worked so well for me. I love knowing what ingredients are going on my face, and this was such a fun experiment.

Let me know if you try out this tutorial on how to make lip tint and cream blush for yourself.

This tutorial is by Paloma.

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