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DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

Do you love MAC lipstick?

Love Mac lipstick? Do you love crafts? You’ve come to the right blog. Quick Disclaimer – this fun lipstick craft will have you pouting in pretty colors in no time. It’s not the equivalent of MAC, but it sure is fun to make something yourself and enjoy being able to show it off!

The colors of Mac lipstick are some of my favorites, and you will not believe what I just learned… You can make these cool Mac lipstick shades at home for pennies! This weekend, I learned how to make five fun colors of DIY Mac Lipstick. I can’t wait to make more.  This step-by-step photo tutorial will show you how you can avoid spending a ton of money and time picking out lipsticks in department stores. It’s a fun way to obtain the colors you want and experiment with colors that are pretty hard to find (such as bright blue, green, or purple). Best of all, you only need a few ingredients to make amazing lipstick and it is a super quick DIY beauty idea. Also a cool and fun project for “girls only get togethers” and teens.

There are many different options for making your own homemade lipstick and the ingredients can vary from person to person.

To Make DIY Mac Lipstick You Will Need:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Crayola Crayons (as many colors as  you like)
  • A jewelry or tool organizer
  • A pot of water
  • A small glass bowl

Check out this awesome video that shows you how to make Mac Lipstick:

 

DIY Mac Lipstick Tutorial

Step 1. 

Gather your materials

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

Step 2.

Place a crayon on a napkin and cut it about once inch from the tip. In this example we will use pink. This will make a color in MAC Lipsticks Amplified collection. The color is called Impassioned! If you’re a color fanatic you’ll know the color I’m talking about.

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

Step 3.

Remove the paper from the part of the crayon that you just cut like so:

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Step 4.

Fill a pot of water about this size:

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

Step 5.

Set the temperature from LO-MED

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

Step 6.

Place a bowl or cup in the middle of the pot full of water (this will serve as a melting pot).

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

 

Step 7.

Take out your coconut oil. This is where you will determine which finish you want for your lipstick. If you’re looking for a sheer finish use 1/2 a tsp of coconut oil per inch of crayon. If you’re looking for a matte finish, use 1/4 tsp of coconut oil per inch of crayon.

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

Step 8

Mix the desired amount of coconut oil with the portion of the cut crayon and put them into the center pot.

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

 Step 9

Once the crayon and coconut oil have fused together, you can pour it into your jewelry tray! Make sure all of the ingredients are mixed well and you have a creamy texture. Pour hot liquid into your tray like this:

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

 Step 10

Apply with a lipstick brush applicator !

DIY | How to Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons

You’re finally finished! You can make all of your favorite MAC colors (or pretty darn close) by mixing different crayons to make your own custom colors!

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Make MAC Lipstick Colors With Crayons!

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rachel
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rachel
2 years 1 month ago

Amplified is a texture of m.a.c. Lipsticks, not a color. 🙂

rachel
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rachel
2 years 1 month ago

It looks like an Amplified lipstick called ‘impassioned.’

Christina Boothby
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Christina Boothby
2 years 23 days ago

It actually says that under number 2:)

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Renee Romeo
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Renee Romeo
2 years 25 days ago

Thanks, Rachel! Awesome!

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Lola
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1 year 11 months ago

Crayons are NOT LIPSAFE; they are not intended to be eaten and so if you use them as bases for your lipsticks you eat poison.

In Italy we take this page as an example of bad DIY cosmetics; if I were you I would eliminate this page and write it again using lipsafe colours (for example lipsafe micas and oxides, you can find them for example on TKB trading)

Renee Romeo
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Renee Romeo
1 year 11 months ago

Hi Lola,

Crayons are COMPLETELY safe to use as a lipstick base as most of them are lead free and non-toxic. Crayons are made to be non-toxic in case a child accidentally swallows them. Here is a link to a Crayola website that guarantee’s the safety of their crayons. http://www.crayola.com/faq/safetymsds/are-crayola-and-silly-putty-products-nontoxic-even-if-ingested/

Thanks for your comment! Enjoy

Bek
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Bek
1 year 4 months ago
Hello! Not to be a debby downer, but there is a lot of information out there on why using crayons to make lipstick is a bad idea. This is some info I found on a forum discussing the use of crayons as lipstick: “Every once in a while, I see a post/tutorial/diy that makes me cringe. One that has been around for a while and has made a resurgence in various places (here, youtube, other makeup forums) is the DIY lipsticks made using crayons. This is a bad idea, for many reasons. One of the most common justifications for why… Read more »
taylor
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taylor
1 year 1 month ago

But after boiling the crayon to melting point it then goes back into a solid after cooling. THUS you would have to reach those high temps to melt it again and youve alteady stated that our stomachs aren’t capable of that.

pixie
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pixie
1 year 3 months ago
Kaitlin
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Kaitlin
1 year 1 month ago

Google crayola crayons, big green letters on the bottom of the box says non-toxic.
Still don’t believe me?
My small dog ate three huge boxes of crayola crayons, perfectly fine. Though he did shit the rainbow.

Aisha
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1 year 1 month ago

ITS FINE MY FRIEND MAKES IT ALL THE TIME WHATEVER

exitplanetdust
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exitplanetdust
1 year 11 months ago

Crayons are safe if ACCIDENTALLY ingested. But what about a systematic, potentially daily, continuous, ingestion? Do you have a study that claims there are no risk? I don’t think this product is safe about this kind of use, and it looks like an inappropriate utilization. My suggestion is to use specific materials for this purpose, and let the children play with colours.

Renee Romeo
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1 year 10 months ago

Crayons are made to be non-toxic. Do you know what is in store bought, name brand lipstick?

Check it out here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/400-lipstick-brands-contain-lead-fda-says/2012/02/14/gIQAhOyeDR_story.html

Lead free is the way to be! http://thelabratory.blogspot.com/2013/04/100-safe-crayon-based-homemade-lipstick.html

If you’d rather go the “safe” route and continue to purchase store bought lead-full lipsticks that’s your choice.

Best of luck
Renee

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CE
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CE
1 year 10 months ago

Can we use olive oil instead of cocunt oil and add some Vaseline

Renee Romeo
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1 year 10 months ago

Hi there,

I know coconut oil is better than olive oil – but try it and see what your results are. We always recommend coconut oil, and it’s much healthier!

Thanks for asking,
Renee

Sandra
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Sandra
1 year 9 months ago

These make lip gloss, not lip stick. Lipstick is opaque and you cannot smudge it as easily as gloss. Besides, crayons and some coconut oil will never match to a quality, meant-to-last, pigmented-for-lips lipsticks.

fay
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fay
1 year 8 months ago

So rather than being a whiner why don’t you just leave people be and go buy some actual lipstick then?

Ann
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Ann
1 year 6 months ago

Nice!

danna
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danna
1 year 9 months ago

I have sweet almond oil could that work too? Because I kind of don’t want to buy coconut oil since I have everything but that *-*

danna
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danna
1 year 9 months ago

Could I use almond oil?

Lauren J
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1 year 9 months ago

I don’t see why not! Almond oil is rich in all sorts of good vitamins that your skin and lips love. Give it a try and let us know how it goes! 🙂

Stephanie
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Stephanie
1 year 9 months ago

Thanks for your fun tutorial…as for the negative comments, if you were not interested in making a lipstick from crayons then you should have never visited this page. I think you should be more concerned with the unpublished lead in brand lipsticks, pesticides on your fruits and vegetables and feces in your beef.

Now, Ms. Renee…carry on. thank you

Renee Romeo
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1 year 8 months ago

Hi there,

Thanks for the kind words, Stephanie. We’re glad you enjoyed the article!

Best,
Renee

Alyson
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Alyson
1 year 8 months ago

You could add the lipstick to empty glue stick containers

Brenna Gwyn
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Brenna Gwyn
1 year 1 month ago

I save my old lipstick containers and collect vintage ones. You can transfer over new lipsticks to old containers, but I’m sure you could figure out a way to mold this craft into a stick form and use actual lipstick tubes, too!

diksha
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diksha
1 year 8 months ago

Hey are you using wax crayons or plastic crayons? and what about oil pastels?

Marley
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1 year 2 months ago

I’m pretty sure she’s just using regular wax crayons.

Katie
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Katie
1 year 7 months ago

I just tried this and it doesn’t work. All I got was melted crayon in a jar.

Renee Romeo
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1 year 7 months ago

Are you mixing the ingredients properly with enough coconut oil?

amber
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amber
1 year 7 months ago

Is there any way to find out which crayons or mixtures of crayons make which of these colors?

Renee Romeo
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1 year 7 months ago

We use Crayola because we’re sure they’re safe and non-toxic. The colors used here come in that large 24 pack of standard Crayola Crayons!

🙂 Happy lipstick making!

Amira Gauthier
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Amira Gauthier
1 year 6 months ago

Can you use mango and lime locking gel?

Renee Romeo
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1 year 6 months ago

Hi Amira,

Give it a try! We haven’t tried that out yet, but I am sure it will work!

Best
Renee

Leila
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Leila
1 year 7 months ago

Does it come off easily?

Renee Romeo
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1 year 6 months ago

Yes, it does so I recommend re-applying.

kris
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kris
1 year 6 months ago
re: using another oil besides coconut oil. I don’t know if subbing olive or another oil for coconut oil would work because aren’t those other oils liquid all the time (I don’t have any experience with anything but coconut, olive, or canola oils)? coconut oil solidifies and melts to liquid at body temp, so your finished product should be a solid (read: easier to transport) until you apply. I guess if you don’t mind having a liquid product other oils could work (maybe figuring out how to store it in an empty gloss tube with a wand?). just a thought.… Read more »
Jai
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Jai
1 year 6 months ago

Kris
It will still solidify because crayons are solids at room temperature. So regardless of what oil you use the composition of the crayon is going to determine the consistency of the lip gloss/stain. That’s why people are still getting results using vegetable, olive, vaseline or other oils. Good try though

Jai
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Jai
1 year 6 months ago

The oils are doing nothing more than making the crayon softer and manageable enough to be applied as a lip color.

Amira Gauthier
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Amira Gauthier
1 year 6 months ago

Can you use mango and lime locking gel?

BB K
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BB K
1 year 6 months ago

Yay this looks super fun thank you so much for the tutorial! Does anyone know if it works with paw paw ointment? Or vaseline? (I know its not as healthy, just curious) xx

Billie
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Billie
1 year 6 months ago

We just made this. ( and it was very fun to make.) But When we put it on it didn’t even show up! I understand that not all DIY projects work out, but if you’re going to pin this ( or repin. ) please pick a different picture so it’s not misleading. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone. 🙁 Sorry

Lisa Loperfido
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1 year 1 month ago

Sorry if you experienced trouble! Some DIY projects are a gamble, half the fun is the process! Best of luck on your next DIY. 🙂

angela
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angela
1 year 5 months ago

For the record i just made some for my four year old she loves colored lip gloss and this is so much cheaper

Xuan
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Xuan
1 year 5 months ago

I just tried the DIY Crayon lipstick a few hours ago. It works well, the result is as I expected. I used coconut oil and crayola crayons with selected colors of my choice, when I apply it smells like coconut oil but of course not that heavy just about of the smell makes it nice though! Thanks! It’s so creative and save hell load of bucks! ^~^! Negative people will always be negative, just ignore them ms Renee! :)!

emma
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emma
1 year 5 months ago

looks cool im going to try it im going to make blue good idea for christmas presents too and i think if you cut up the crayon it will melt better …

emma
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emma
1 year 5 months ago

just tried it i thought it would be more like waxy but its not(witch is good)great idea and i also tweeted it;)

Rynna Machate
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1 year 5 months ago

Thank you Emma. We’re glad you liked it 🙂

DSM
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DSM
1 year 5 months ago

Would natural Shea butter work instead of coconut oil?

Rynna Machate
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1 year 5 months ago

That would also work. We just preferred coconut oil but you can also use Shea butter.

Misty
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Misty
1 year 5 months ago

Can you post which crayons you used to make the different colors?

tiff
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tiff
1 year 5 months ago

These definitely are NOT MAC quality. They’re melted crayons… Seriously if anyone thinks this is a dupe you’re nuts.

Lisa Loperfido
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1 year 1 month ago

Excellent observation Tiff. These are by no means the same as Mac. They are fun lipstick to make in fun colors. MAC uses a system that goes beyond melting wax and coconut. So if you’re looking for a colorful craft fix, this is the project for you! If you’re looking for amazing mac lipstick – head on over to your nearest dept store! At only $15 a pop, real MAC lipstick is highly attainable.

Veronica
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Veronica
1 year 5 months ago

What kind or brand of coconut oil is recommended??

Rynna Machate
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1 year 5 months ago

You can use any brand available. We used Trader Joe’s for this one.

Stephanie Hogue
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Stephanie Hogue
1 year 4 months ago

Hi Renee. First time here. This looks like a fun project for my daughter and I. How much coconut oil per crayon do I use? Not sure if you mentioned it.

Rynna Machate
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1 year 4 months ago

Hi Stephanie, we’re glad you want to try it out. The coconut-crayon ratio was mentioned on step 7: If you’re looking for a sheer finish use 1/2 a tsp of coconut oil per inch of crayon. If you’re looking for a matte finish, use 1/4 tsp of coconut oil per inch of crayon. Hope it helps!

Madison
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Madison
1 year 4 months ago

Could I used a dash of flavorings so I don’t have a crayon flavored lipstick?

Madison
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Madison
1 year 4 months ago

Could I use a dash of flavoring so I don’t have a crayon lipstick flavor

Rynna Machate
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1 year 4 months ago

You can definitely add something that fits your preference 🙂

Heather Lynn
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1 year 1 month ago

Just a thought.. Maybe depending on the color you want to do, you could buy some of those mini flavored water packets (since every beverage company has made their own version.. The choice of colors are almost endless lol). Anyhoot! Maybe adding a little bit of the powder into the mixture (and mix it super duper well!)… Maybe that will help with that wax taste/smell!
That’s what I’m going to do! 🙂
Thank you for this idea btw Rynna!
Heather Lynn
http://about.me/HLynn14

Emma
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Emma
1 year 3 months ago

love the idea

Roman
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Roman
1 year 3 months ago

You say one 1/2 a tsp but u show a table spoon in the picture? Is it table spoon or tea spoon?

Cam
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Cam
1 year 2 months ago

I’m trying this out right now! How long should it take for the crayon to melt? I’ve had mine in the glass bowl for about 15 min so far and the coconut oil is melted, but the crayon looks exactly the same. Maybe this is what I get for using off brand crayons.

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Lisa
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Lisa
1 year 1 month ago

So has anyone road-tested these in the wild? How do they feel on? Do they last all day? Do they stain the lips? Does the color bleed into fine lines? Eating & drinking? Anyone?

Scarlett
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Scarlett
1 year 1 month ago
I love this idea! I’m getting me some crayons and coconut oil and doing this! Also, yes crayola is non-toxic. it is made up of almost the same non-toxic wax as those little wax bottle candies. technically you weren’t suppose to eat the wax part but you were supposed to bite the top off and drink the juice or chew it. though millions of kids back in the fifties (when it was first introduced)and now always EAT it and are just fine, my aunt is one of them, she is 97 and still eats them! So to all of you… Read more »
Tonya
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Tonya
1 year 1 month ago
hate to say it but my daughter has metal allergues.. we uses every top of the line product ( which are manufactured in china mind u) and even ” natural” make up like bare minerals is full of lead. rust. and other metals to help with pigment and such.. mac is horrible n cheaply made. mass produced and so bad for ur skin.. i feel like were in the 1700-1800s when woman put mercury and poison based rouge on there faces coal was used for eyeliners.. ive severly looked into non toxic edi le style make ups so my 16… Read more »
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Beth
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Beth
1 year 1 month ago

It seems like you’ll be fine using crayola (if you’re really that concerned, seek out an organic/all natural brand), but since it’s not made for skin, especially skin as thin as on the lips, you **might** irritate your skin.

Great tutorial. Too bad people just want to rain all over it.

Natasha Kundi's London Blog
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1 year 15 days ago

I wouldn’t use crayons no matter how safe they are 🙂 personally.

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