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Easiest Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe – 3 Ingredients

Have you been researching the easiest ways to make homemade lip gloss but just can’t find the perfect recipe? Look no further, I have just what you have been searching for. This is by far the easiest DIY lip gloss recipe you will ever make. This recipe has only 3 ingredients and honestly, you will be wearing your new lip gloss the same day you make it. It really is that easy!

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This post is about the easiest homemade lip gloss recipe you will ever make.

Making your own rich, creamy, and luscious homemade lip gloss can seem impossible, especially when you are browsing through the isles at the drug store or at your favorite makeup store. The lip gloss in the stores are gorgeous, the colors are vibrant and the glosses are sparkly and shimmery.

You are probably thinking that there is no way you can pull off making a lip gloss that looks as spectacular as the store brands. After all, where would you get the nice lip gloss tubes and the creamy gooey stuff that actually makes a lip gloss a lip gloss. Well, I have the perfect recipe for you and I even have details on where you can get your very own packaging.

Easiest Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe

I’m going to show you exactly how easy it is to make your own homemade lip gloss. There are minimal steps involved and I will give you easy-to-follow step-by-step directions to follow. I even created a video for you to follow along to make this DIY skincare project super easy, just in case you get lost. But, trust me you won’t, I pinky swear.

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The main ingredient in any lip gloss is the lip gloss base. You can make your own or you can purchase a lip gloss base that is premade. If you are adventurous and want to try and make your own then you can combine natural ingredients like castor oil, baobab oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E for starters.

If you want to keep it as simple as possible then you can purchase a premade base. A premade lip gloss base contains some of the same natural ingredients, that an all-natural homemade lip gloss base would contain but it’s basically premade for you so you don’t have to do all the work.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below

And, with a premade base there are usually other ingredients added that might not be as easily accessible when it comes to getting the product. There are two popular premade lip gloss bases that I like, flexagel and versagel. Keep reading to learn more.


Flexagel is basically a ready to wear lip gloss base. All of the ingredients have been added in for you including natural oils and vitamin E. This is by far the easiest lip gloss gel to work with. It’s clear in color, thick, and creamy and it gives you a high shine. It’s also ordorless.

Although it’s a ready to wear lip gloss base, you can certainly customize it to your liking. That’s what makes it a great DIY ingredient.

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Versagel is a premade base that is more versitile, hense the name versagel. With versagel you can be more versatile and add other ingredients to it like shea butter and sweet almond oil. This lip gloss base is thick and creamy like flexagel, it’s also clear and orderless.

Now this lip gloss base is thicker than flexagel and also a bit more sticky. Sticky to me means that it’s going to stick around longer on your lips giving you a long-lasting wear. This could be a plus if you don’t want to reapply the product that often.

But it could also mean that your lips feel sticky, lol. Also if you are wanting to make other DIY products like lotions or hair gel, versagel can be used for that.


Did you know lip gloss actually has benefits? Yes, it looks pretty on but it can do wonders for your lips. Most lip gloss bases are made with natural oils and emollients that help to moisturize and hydrate the lips. If you have dry lips and want to add a little bit of luster, high-shine lip gloss will help you do that.

How to make lip gloss at home easy

If you were minimal makeup but want to add a hint of color. Below is a breakdown of just some of the benefits that lip gloss has to offer.

  • Lip gloss can add moisture to your lips
  • Add hydration that the skin on our lips needs
  • They can add shine to the lips
  • Add versatility to your makeup routine
  • Lip gloss with SPF can help protect the lips from UV rays
  • If you don’t like wearing lipstick, another benefit of lip gloss is that it can be made in a variety of colors

If you are ready to dive in and make the easiest lip gloss on the planet, here is what you will need to get started making this homemade lip gloss recipe.


Tools you’ll need

Here are a few tools you will need to make this DIY lip gloss.

Be sure to check out the full recipe and ingredient list below


Lip gloss ingredients

You Only Need A Few Ingredients


For this lip gloss recipe, I decided to use flexagel as the lip gloss base because it’s ready to wear but still flexible enough for you to add additional ingredients if you wish.


Handy tip!

When filling your lip gloss jars, don’t fill them all the way to the top. Leave room for the stopper to go into the lip glass tube so that the gloss doesn’t spill out.

1: Gather all of your ingredients and essential tools.

2: Using a digital scale and a mixing bowl, measure 28g of lip gloss base, flexagel was used for this recipe.

3. Next, measure 1.4g of pearl mica and mix it into the lip gloss base

4. Then, measure 1.4g of sparkle mica and mix it into the lip gloss base, stir until mixed well

5. Add, 4 to 6 drops of lip flavoring and mix well.

6: Transfer the completed lip gloss to the lip gloss tubes.

lip gloss tubes

DIY Beginner Tip:

If you are a beginner and want to make a smaller batch of this recipe you can divide this recipe by 2 and it will yield 2 tubes of lip gloss. Here is a video for you to follow along with right here.


To use this lip gloss, just apply it to your lip and go have fun.


Flexagel: If you would like to substitute you can try using versagel just keep in mind that it is thicker and more sticky. You can also try making your own lip gloss base from scratch.


Here are some answers to FAQ’s about this homemade lip gloss recipe

How long will this lip gloss last or what is the shelf life? The shelf life is 1 to 3 years for the premade lip gloss base. Be sure to check the expiration date of the lip gloss base you choose. If you are making your own lip gloss base the shelf life would be based on the earliest expiration date of the ingredients you use.

Can I add additional ingredients to flexagel lip gloss base? Flexagel is ready to wear and it’s not necessary to add additional ingredients but if you would like to then you can. Just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for adding additional ingredients.

Can I make my own lip gloss base instead of using a premade base? Yes, of course, you can. With a little research, it’s super easy to make your own lip gloss base.

More FAQ’s

Can I add any color mica to the lip gloss? There are many different mica colors you can add to create fun, vibrant colors. Just be sure to purchase a lip-safe micas that are used for skincare cosmetics.

Can I sell this lip gloss? The recipes on this blog are for personal use. I make them for myself and sometimes for close friends and family to try out. If you plan to sell any DIY cosmetics, it is suggested that you have your products professionally tested for stability and for suitability and that you follow the proper protocols for selling products.

Can I use a different lip gloss tube? Yes, you can certainly use a different style of lip tube. There are many to choose from on the market. In addition to the one used in the video, there are tubes like these right here that would work really great.


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Homemade Lip Gloss

Easiest Homemade Lip Gloss Recipe

This is the easiest way to make a quick homemade lip gloss. Your new DIY lip gloss will be rich and creamy with a hint of color, shine, and sparkle.
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 8ml Tubes


  • Lip Gloss Tubes
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Mini Whisk
  • Disposable Gloves
  • Spatula


  • 28 g Lip Gloss Basse
  • 1.4 g Bronze Mica
  • 1.4 g Sparkle Mica
  • 4-6 Drops Lip Flavoring


  • Gather all of your ingredients and essential tools.
  • Using a digital scale and a mixing bowl, measure 28 grams of lip gloss base, flexagel was used for this recipe.
  • Next, measure 1.4 grams of pearl mica and mix it into the lip gloss base
  • Then, measure 1.4 grams of sparkle mica and mix it into the lip gloss base, stir until mixed well
  • Add, 4 to 6 drops of lip flavoring and mix well.
  • Transfer the completed lip gloss to the lip gloss tubes.



This lip gloss recipe yields 4 lip gloss tubes that are 8ml in size. 

You see these are the easiest steps to follow. If you want to follow along you can check out the video here. Note that I did add less mica in the video but this is a super versatile recipe and you can add more or less mica depending on your needs. And, don’t be shy feel free to add any color mica you wish, like in the photo below.

This post is about the easiest homemade lip gloss recipe you will ever make.

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