How to Make a Matte Finish Lipstick

By Melly Parker

A matte-finish lipstick is perfect for when you don't want your lips to appear glossed. Creating your own lipstick helps you blend a shade that works for your skin tone without having to purchase several colors and blend them on your skin, which can create a gunky mess. Using several items, blend a small amount of matte-finish lipstick at a time, keeping the concoction fresh and sterile for daily use. Having the right shade for your skin will help you appear put-together and avoid looking overly made-up.

Create your own matte-finish lipstick at home.

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Step 1

Break up the blush with a plastic stirrer until you have a loose powder.

Step 2

Mix the blush into 4 tbsp. of petroleum jelly or lip balm. Do this on a plate, in a plastic bag, or in a bowl. Continue mixing a tiny bit of powder into the gel at a time until you've achieved the shade you want. Less powder will give you a lighter shade, while more powder will result in a darker lipstick. Continue mixing until all the powder is absorbed by the gel and you have an even shade throughout.

Step 3

Scoop up the finished mixture and press it into your small, resealable container.

Step 4

Apply this lipstick with a lipstick brush to get smooth, even coverage.