Do-it-Yourself: Lipgloss

Lipgloss is a fun accessory that females of any age love.  There are so many different shades and flavors to choose from.  Did you know you can easily make your own!?!  You probably have everything you need right in your own house!  My daughter recently made some at a birthday party and she loved it.  This was part of the girl’s gift bags, what a great, inexpensive project and gift!

Supplies Needed: 

  • Vaseline
  • Kool-Aid (any flavor, but I would suggest staying away from blues and greens, unless you want blue/green lips)
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Small Bowl for mixing
  • Small container with screw on lid (if you can’t find one, an empty Carmex container or the likes will work…just be sure it has a screw on lid so it doesn’t make a mess!)
  • *Optional* Edible shimmer (found with baking supplies)  This adds a little shimmer to the lip gloss.




Put a small amount of Vaseline in your bowl.  Use a small amount, just enough to fit inside your container.



Pour a little bit of Kool-Aid into the bowl.  Just add a little at time.  Remember, you can always add more, but you can’t take the extra away if you pour it all in!



This part is optional.  I had some left over edible shimmer from a birthday cake I had made.  It’s completely safe to eat but adds a little shimmer to the mix.  If you have some, it takes your lip gloss to the next level.  A very small amount of this goes a long way…so just add a little, you can add more later if needed!



Mix until well blended.  Make sure to mix very well, scraping the sides and bottom.  This is where you’ll be able to check if you need to add more Kool-Aid and/or shimmer.  You can always put a little on your lips to see how the flavor and shimmer look and adjust.  If you added to much, just add a little more Vaseline.



Put your mixture inside the empty container you are using.  Like I said above, if you can’t find a little container with a screw on lid, use an old Carmex container or something like that.  You want to be sure you are using a screw on lid.  If the gloss becomes warm it will turn into a liquid and could leak if your container is not closed tightly.





  1. Wendy @ SuperSaverMama says

    I love this idea!! Frugal, you can make it the color you like, AND it tastes good! Thanks for sharing! :)

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