Creating a custom lipstick is often the best solution when you’ve search high and low for the perfect lipstick color without success.
Maybe the lipstick shades you found were either too light or too dark, or perhaps you wanted something with a little more shimmer.
You can have your own shades mixed by a pro or use a few of these makeup tips to experiment with altering your own. It’s fun to make your own lipsticks!
Custom Lipstick Color Tips
The easiest way to decide what lipstick color you want is to choose a medium lip color to alter. Here are some easy options to try:
- Go lighter by adding bits of white to a color you already own. Take a dark shade of pink and go lighter or add it to a red lipstick to go dark pink.
- Go beige or make a pale shade by adding a beige lip color or even an undereye cover-up to it. This will make a red into natural shade of pink. It also makes most brown shades more wearable if you find they are too dark.
- Add tiny specks of a black lipstick to reds to make them even darker or combine a red lipstick with a dark wine color to deepen it. It gives it more of a berry tone than adding the black does.
Top Custom Lipstick Shades
Makeup artists offer palettes as do the professional makeup suppliers that contain several shades. The professional makeup palettes are perfect for blending shades. Here are few pro secrets that work to quickly make a custom lipstick for special occasions.
Think gold makeup. Gold lipstick does amazing things to your ordinary lip colors. You can use either a gold or a bronze color. It turns a red lipstick into the most amazing coral lipstick colors. When you put it on top of a pink it makes it glisten. In fact, pink gold lipsticks are often bestsellers.
One shimmer lip gloss is all you need to totally transform you lipstick products. The “crystal” lip gloss colors are the ones to choose. When you have a color that you love, but find overpowers your facial features and doesn’t quite work for you, then this is the one to grab. You’ll often see makeup artists using it for photo shoots on top of dark colors. Explore how to make lipgloss for all the makeup tips on creating your own.
Custom Lipstick Matching
There’s an easy way to get started with custom matching. Buy a few cheap makeup lipsticks and begin experimenting with them. You don’t even need to melt them. Just take a small white plate and a spatula and start mixing. Matte lipstick colors work well for those first mixing experiments.
Take your medium range color and blend it either a tiny amount of a darker color or a lighter color and then work up to the color you like. It’s easier to adjust the amounts if you work in smaller amounts. When you have your best lipstick color, then it’s time to add shimmer if you want. Remember to record your favorite color mixtures in your own makeup notebook for future reference.
Once you’ve found a basic shade you love it’s time to create it for a tube. The instructions on the Lipstick Recipe Pages will show you how to make lipstick. Remember, you can also use your new lipstick as a lip gloss.
Custom lipstick is the perfect option to extend your lipsticks and have fun with them too. If you find you wear one particular shade all the time, then it might be time to go online and have a couple of tubes created especially for you.