If you’ve been trying to make the switch over to all natural, plant based makeup, then you have to try this tinted lip gloss recipe! The natural color of this vegan lip gloss gives lips the perfect pop of red. Plus the natural ingredients help to moisture lips and prevent chapping!
You’ll love the way this tinted lip gloss looks on your lips whether you’re wearing it alone or over your favorite lipstick. The color is also perfect for transitioning into fall.
Getting Started with your Tinted Lip Gloss
Before you can make your tinted vegan lip gloss, you’ll need to infuse alkanet root powder in sweet almond oil. The alkanet root powder is what gives this tinted lip gloss it’s bold red color.
To do this, combine 1 oz. of sweet almond oil with 1 Tablespoon of alkanet root powder in a small glass beaker. Microwave for thirty seconds, then strain the oil through a coffee filter. While using a coffee filter takes longer to strain the oil than cheesecloth, it will prevent any of the alkanet root powder from sneaking through. Otherwise your final product would be gritty.
Once you’ve strained all of the sweet almond oil out of the alkanet root powder, set the finished oil infusion aside until it’s called for in the recipe.
Tinted Lip Gloss Recipe (vegan)
- .5 oz. refined shea butter
- .5 oz. alkanet root infused sweet almond oil
- .25 oz. refined coconut oil
- .1 oz. carnauba wax
- .05 oz. castor oil
- 3-5 drops vitamin E oil (optional)
Using a digital scale, weigh out .1 oz. carnauba wax, .5 oz. refined shea butter and .25 oz. refined coconut oil into a small glass beaker. Heat in the microwave at 40% power until the ingredients have all melted. (Alternately you can also use a double boiler.) Remove from heat.
Weigh out .05 oz. castor oil and .5 oz. of your alkanet infused sweet almond oil. Stir into the melted wax, butter and coconut oil. Then add several drops of vitamin E oil and mix. If needed, you can gently reheat your lip gloss until it’s fully liquified.
Now carefully pour your tinted vegan lip gloss evenly into 5-6 small metal tins. Allow to cool then slide on the lids and decorate as desired.
Tip: Prefer to make a lip gloss tubes rather than tins? No problem! Simply double the amount of carnauba wax called for in this recipe! You should have enough lip gloss to fill eight .15 oz. lip balm tubes.
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