Beautiful Bronze Lip Tint Tutorial

Temperatures are heating up and the sun is out in full force — even in the notoriously dreary Pacific Northwest (yes, today was a tank top kind of day)! Turn up the heat on your daily beauty routine with this Bronze Lip Tint. It’s perfect for adding a subtle hint of warm color to your lips. Made with the Nourish Lip Balm Base and colored with a gorgeous assortment of micas, it’s a quick and easy lip balm that’s great for daily wear.

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What You’ll Need:

1 oz. Nourish Lip Balm Base

.4 oz. Castor Oil

Honey Kisses Flavor Oil

Gold Sparkle Mica — On sale this month!

Merlot Mica

Copper Sparkle Mica

.15 CC Mini Scoops

Lip Balm Pouring Tray

10 Clear Lip Balm Tubes — On sale this month!

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ONE: Portion out 1 oz. of the Nourish Lip Balm Base. Melt in 20 second bursts in a heat-safe container.

TWO: Once melted, add .4 oz. Castor Oil and stir.

THREE: Add 2 scoops Sparkle Gold Mica, 2 scoops Merlot Mica and 2 scoops Copper Sparkle Mica. Stir.

FOUR: Add 2 mL Honey Kisses Flavor Oil and stir.

FIVE: Insert the lip balm tubes into the pouring tray, and the fill to the brim. Be sure to scrape off any excess and save for another remelt. You can watch this Soap Queen TV episode to learn how to do that.

Allow the lip balms to dry for 1 – 2 hours. They’re ready to use once hard!

Below is an example of what the color looks like on skin. It is a great sheer, neutral hue that works for a wide variety of skin tones!

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  1. Katenik says

    Does anyone know how well these lip balms hold up if you keep them in your pocket? And/or in your pocket on a hot day?

    Side note/funny story: I made a lotion bar similar to the vanilla sandlewood bars several months ago, and they ended up feeling just as good on my lips as everywhere else! But I’m almost out, meaning it’s time to make more, and this time I want to use tubes instead of having to carry a tin around in my purse. But I apparently have to watch it on a hot day – inside the tin, my bar softened/melted a little, mixed with the leftover fragments of a lotion bar from Lush (which melted a lot!!! Thanks, Lush :/). Now my softened bar has barely any integrity and is kind of smooshy.

    Using an unscented lotion bar as a lip balm has worked out wonderfully for me, and I’m excited to get my hands into trying to make dedicated lip balm!

  2. Ashley says

    I’m having trouble with the mica staying suspended in the balm, I thought at first maybe it wasn’t enough, so I remelted and added a little more, but then the excess just fell to the bottom of my measuring cup and didn’t stay in anyway. The bottom 3/4 looks fine but the top 1/4 has barely any color – ideas or suggestions on why and how to fix this? I’m using the large 1oz push tubes. Thanks!

    • Kelsey says

      Hi Ashley!

      What temperature is your mixture at? If it is really hot, it can be too thin to suspend those colors. I would recommend adding them when the lip balm is around 130-140F. It should be thick enough to suspend all the color added. :)

      -Kelsey with Bramble Berry

  3. Engy Allam says

    I did the lip balm but i am facing a problem, when i start using and pushing it up it never go down again and it is separated form the tube base (the bottom part). i have the same problem in all my lipbalms My recipe (cocoa butter), this recipe or even when i use the lipbalm base from BB. please advice

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