Lipstick Hacks: How to Make Matte Lipstick at Home
Have you got an older lipstick that’s a beautiful color but too shiny for your liking? Follow this DIY matte lipstick tutorial to learn a super easy way to turn that shiny lipstick into a matter lipstick while preserving its gorgeous color.
All you need is some old lipstick and some baby powder. You can mix and match colors too to make your own custom matte lipstick.
Tools and materials:
- Old shiny lipsticks
- Small makeup or craft brush
- Baby powder
- Small dish
- Small container with lid
The old way to make lipstick matte
The old way to instantly make a single lipstick application into matte lipstick is to apply your shiny lipstick as you normally would. Then dab a bit of tissue paper over your mouth and use a large brush to dust baby powder over the tissue paper.
That method works well for single applications, but the following method will allow you to make a quantity of matter lipstick and mix your own colors.
1. Choose your lipstick color
Chunk off a small piece of your lipstick into a plate. This is where you can mix and match lipsticks to get whatever color you want to make.
Tip: When you think you have finished a tube of lipstick, there’s usually still plenty left down at the bottom. Don’t throw it out! Instead, scrape it out and make a new matte lipstick with this technique.
2. Add baby powder
Add some baby powder to your lipstick chunk(s).
Use a small craft brush to blend your lipstick and baby powder, adding more baby powder as necessary to get the right consistency.
3. Store your matte lipstick
Transfer your matte lipstick into a small jar.
4. Apply your matte lipstick
Use a small brush to apply your new matte lipstick. You can see how it hasn’t lost any of the original deep color.
If you want it to look even more matte, use the old-school trick from step 1 after you have applied your matte lipstick.
How to make matte lipstick
You can have so much fun creating your own unique matte lipstick colors with this technique. And, you will be happy to have a way to use up the bits of lipstick left in your lipstick tubes. You get to be economical and creative at the same time!
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Although your lipstick looks great, you may want to try corn starch instead of baby powder since the talc is been known to cause cancer. They even sell some face powders in the cosmetics aisles that are talc free.