Introduction: DIY Lipstick - With Materials You Already Have!

This lipstick is very easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients!

It is super pigmented and has the look and feel of real lipstick. I came up with this recipe myself because I didn't have some of the materials (jojoba oil, coconut oil) that other DIY lipstick recipes called for. My inspiration for this lipstick came from a few youtubers and this instructable by besley -->


WARNING: I have contacted Crayola, and they said that their crayons do not contain any products that are harmful to the human body, but they strongly discourage making lipstick out of their crayons because the crayons have not been tested for use on skin. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Step 1: Materials


Crayola Crayons (other crayons should work too)


Olive oil (optional)

Step 2: Put the Whole Chapstick (out of Its Case) and About 3/4 of a Crayon Into a Measuring Cup. You Can Mix Colors of Crayon If Desired.

I used a red crayon for the lipstick, but you could use any color.

Step 3: Melt in Microwave for 2.5 Mintues, or Until Melted. WARNING ~ It Is Much Safer to Heat the Wax in a Double Boiler! Using the Microwave Might Result in Setting Fire to Your Kitchen (if You Overheat the Wax)

Make sure you don't melt it too long or the wax could combust.

Step 4: Add About One Spoonful of Vanilla to the Melted Lipstick.

Step 5: (Optional) Fill the Chapstick Cap With Olive Oil and Put It in the Melted Lipstick. This Makes the Lipstick Smoother.

Step 6: Stir With a Fork. Don't Use a Spoon Because the Wax Would Stick to It to Easily.

I would recommend using a plastic fork so that you can throw it away easily. I forgot, and it was hard to get the wax off of the metal fork.

Step 7: Pour the Lipstick Into the Chapstick Container.

Step 8: Let It Cool.

Step 9: Wax Contracts When It Cools, So You Will Have a Dent in Your Lipstick. Put a Drop of Extra Wax Onto the Top to Fill the Space.

Step 10: Finished Look of the Lipstick!

Step 11: (Optional) Peel Off the Chapstick Label and Glue on the Crayola Label That Was on the Crayon.

Step 12: Vote for Me in the Contests! :)

Please post pictures and comment on how the lipstick turned out!


Thanks a ton guys! :)


Eu Tyto Alba made it! (author)2014-07-14


Left to right: "Purple Mountain's Majesty" and "Cerulean" by Crayola; "Radical Red" by RoseArt mixed with a little of Crayola's "Indigo" (I don't like this color, dangit); "Forest Green" by RoseArt with a quarter teaspoon of gold glitter that doesn't show; and finally "Silver" by Crayola with a heaping half-teaspoon of silver glitter and a pinch of silver loose eyeshadow added. Pouring the silver looked kind of like pouring mercury, which was fun. :3

Unfortunately they're not as opaque as I had hoped, more like lip tints, and except for the blue one, came out barely visible on me in the photographs. In person they look better, though. To make them more opaque, I'll try adding some oil-base theatrical cream makeup to my next attempts. This time around, I used an ingredient ratio of 1:1----the whole crayon with a whole chapstick, plus olive oil----so they these came out rather hard/waxy. (Which is more my preference.) Just saying, cream makeup might balance the consistency perfectly in the end. :)

Also, the mint extract didn't work out so well. T^T The stuff I got was 80% alcohol / 20% mint oil, and the crayons/chapstics didn't blend with the alcohol. They bunched together like a lava lamp until the alcohol evaporated and left me with so little mint flavor I can't even taste it. I'll have to use 100% pure oil next time. :P

This was a really fun project to do. Thank you so much for posting it! I felt very much in-tune with my inner six-year-old as I smeared blue crayon all over my face. lol

Now I wonder if they still make glow-in-the-dark crayons......or have phosphorescent pigments been declared poisonous since I was a kid?? :-\


Looks great! Did the silver work out well?


Thanks! :)

The silver worked out great! :D Not quite perfect, but it didn't have the particular problems I expected.

My mom called it "Tin Man stuff". xD

EmiClarice made it! (author)2014-07-05

I made it and I love it! The crayon I used was called wild raspberry!

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chocolatechip (author)EmiClarice2014-07-05

Looks awesome!!

22cprinzbach (author)2017-03-12

wow thx for the inspiration I love your idea could u melt them if ya wanted to

MariahM16 (author)2017-02-04

I've found using eye shadow for the color works better. You can mix colors to a specific shade, and if you're mixing, you can see exactly how it will turn out. Plus, it doesn't mess with the consistency of the chapstick

starlighteriris (author)2017-01-02

could you use veggie oil instead of olive?

Kay fox8 (author)starlighteriris2017-01-02


Pinkpretzel22 (author)2016-12-21

omg! This article was so helpful! Thank you so much! I tried making this on my own before and it didn't turn out, it was all chunky? But this worked amazing!

Karina lautner (author)2016-10-12

This is soo cool. I am goin to try this with my cousin ☺i hope it really works ?

Izzypup (author)2016-09-02

Love your 'ible! I don't often wear lipstick but I may have to start. I mean, I can't go to the trouble to make it then not use it!
I thought of a few things that might help.
1) Whatever the brand of crayons you're using, make sure the wrapper says "Safe for small children" or something similar. If it's safe for kids to eat, the tiny bit ingested from wearing crayon lipstick would be almost guaranteed safe.
2) It will be safer using a double boiler for all of the melting. If its watched carefully there's little chance of fire.
3) iIf you decide to use a metal spoon or fork to stir the melted mix, heating the bowl or the tines first will prevent the mix from collecting on them. Use something to protect your fingers from a painful burn and while holding the tip of the utensil's handle, put the tip near the same heat source you used to heat the water for the double boiler. You should be able to use a paper towel to wipe off any mix that does stick, if you wipe it off before it cools down and turns solid again. Of course, using a plastic cup or bowl and a plastic fork or spoon means they can just be thrown away. (If you use a container that shouldn't be thrown away, follow the same 'wipe while its hot' directions above. The container can be reheated as often as needed, wiping it out each time until it's clean.)
And 4) if you used the mechanism in the Chapstick container to push the stick out, be sure to twist it the opposite way so it is back at the bottom of the container. Then, when you pour the mix in the tube, you"ll have the most lipstick possible.
One last thought, because of the multiple chances for painful burns, I think adult supervision is needed.

Maybe these ideas are obvious - but maybe they're not!

mariah_h9 (author)2016-08-08

that sounds cool I'm trying it

CadenceM (author)2016-06-08

Do you have to use Chapstick or can you use other chopsticks like eos and soft lips?

chocolatechip (author)CadenceM2016-08-05

no, other lip balms would work too :)

Simran Sharma (author)2016-07-19


DiyDelacasy (author)2016-03-20

this is so amazing!!

Melia1661 (author)2015-12-31

the one thing about that is that it waisting the whole chapstick! instead, use a little bit of vasiline!

DIYlindsey (author)Melia16612016-01-27

No no, Vaseline will dry your lips out! Chapstick is probably the best thing to use that's inexpensive. If you want to make some really good lipstick, use half natural beeswax half coconut oil.

NadiaW5 made it! (author)2016-01-24

I have already tried but this time it turned out perfect

Siti HasmaI (author)2015-09-03

Instead of using crayons, can I use my old lipstick?

rachelDIYER (author)Siti HasmaI2016-01-22

looks boss


Yes of course!

Melia1661 (author)2015-09-11

i love it! could this also work for face makeup?

chocolatechip (author)Melia16612015-11-08

You could try, but I'm not sure how well chapstick and crayons would work as face makeup XDD

Thyra rose (author)2015-11-01

I really really want to try it


Try it then! If you make it, post a pic :)

ThisIsMyNameOK (author)2015-07-02

Thank you for contacting Crayola to ask them about this. I was planning to do the same thing, since this seems to be becoming very popular and I am not convinced it is safe. Of course, they can't say that it is safe, or that they recommend it, to protect themselves, so there really is no way to know. That is, unless you are a chemist who can perform your own tests.

Thanks for the recipe too. It is much easier, and less expensive, than using the Shea butter and jojobo and other ingredients I have seen.


no problem! if you search what the Crayola crayons are made of, they are mostly made of parrafin wax (totally safe) and pigments (also safe). Besides, the crayons are made so that toddlers can accidentally eat them and be fine. Post a picture if you make it!

suzysmith24 (author)2015-05-16



Thanks ;D post a picture if you make it!

juliana_gallo13 (author)2015-07-10

Can you use different flavor chapsticks?


Of course! Then you probably wouldn't need the vanilla extract since the chapstick is already flavored.

Mosser07 (author)2015-07-19

it worked

chocolatechip (author)Mosser07 2015-07-25

yay! Post a picture of your lipstick! :)

sky_teehee (author)2015-05-02

is the vanilla nesscery?


no, it is just for flavor

Ravelolive (author)2015-03-26

I wonder if you can use walnut extract instead

chocolatechip (author)Ravelolive2015-04-06

You probably could, but it wouldn't taste as good then. :p

Ravelolive made it! (author)2015-03-26

It turned out really well and it was the perfect project for me and my brother he even wore it

chocolatechip (author)Ravelolive2015-04-06

Cool! I'm glad you liked it!

justfluffyme (author)2015-01-05

Where you find cake supplies--you can find edible glitter, used in cake decoratio. That might make a nice addition to the silver & gold colors & be in no way toxic. I can't wait to try this!!


Oh thats a cool idea! Post a picture if you make it!

TEV07 (author)2014-11-13

The blue,red,purple, and suprisingly black works really good!

chocolatechip (author)TEV072014-12-21


JuicyFartCakes1000 (author)2014-10-29

I don't think you should put that on your lips... I asked my older sister she's a nurse by the way if I could make this. She said no because it will chap your lips badly and it's toxic...... Yeah...


I contacted Crayola and their crayons are all non-toxic. They have made their crayons so that toddlers can eat them and they will be fine. And, it doesn't chap your lips, because of the chapstick it has.

TEV07 (author)2014-11-13

It worked good!

Tarun Upadhyaya (author)2014-07-06

Wow...never though if this is possible :). Thank you for sharing.


Haha bro, so are you going to try it out? XD

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