How to make a matte finish lipstick

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How to make a matte finish lipstick
Create your own matt-finish lipstick at home. (lipstick image by Alex Karmanov from

A matt-finish lipstick is perfect for when you don't want your lips to appear glossed. Creating your own lipstick helps you blend a shade that works for your skin tone without having to purchase several colours and blend them on your skin, which can create a gunky mess. Using several items, blend a small amount of matt-finish lipstick at a time, keeping the concoction fresh and sterile for daily use. Having the right shade for your skin will help you appear put-together and avoid looking overly made-up.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Petroleum jelly or lip balm
  • Blush
  • Small jar with lid
  • Plastic stirrer
  • Lipstick brush

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  1. 1

    Break up the blush with a plastic stirrer until you have a loose powder.

  2. 2

    Mix the blush into 4 tbsp of petroleum jelly or lip balm. Do this on a plate, in a plastic bag, or in a bowl. Continue mixing a tiny bit of powder into the gel at a time until you've achieved the shade you want. Less powder will give you a lighter shade, while more powder will result in a darker lipstick. Continue mixing until all the powder is absorbed by the gel and you have an even shade throughout.

  3. 3

    Scoop up the finished mixture and press it into your small, resealable container.

  4. 4

    Apply this lipstick with a lipstick brush to get smooth, even coverage.

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