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DIY custom lip color

This video is a quick tutorial on how to make your own custom lip color. It is a very simple, fun way to make lip colors unique to your inventory. For colorants, you can use existing iron oxides, micas, and dyes. Only FD&C Blue 1, Red 40, and Yellow 5 are both lip and eye safe in the United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Other dyes are deemed lip safe, but they are not also eye safe. A lot of other colorant options are not safe for the lip area. When making custom lip color, please become familiar with colorants that are considered lip safe!


  • mixing medium (e.g. lip gloss, lipstick, cosmetic grade petrolatum, castor oil, etc.)
  • mixing container
  • mixing tool (e.g. spatula, batter operated hand whisk, etc.)


  1. Add colorant to the mixing medium until desired color has been achieved.
  2. Stir until blended properly.

Orlando Airbrush Makeup, Inc., offers customized lip colors for clients. Their lipsticks contain a variety of nurturing oils such as jojoba, argan, pomegranate, and more. Schedule your appointment for a free consultation and to learn more about custom lipstick parties where you and your friends can make your own custom lipstick colors.

If you are a makeup enthusiast, ask how you can receive free makeup and/or become a part of the OAM promotional team.

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