Coloring lip balm can be tricky. Often times, getting the perfect oil and wax blend is difficult to master, and the color in melted balm is different than the color on your lips. To eliminate the guesswork, the spoon trick is an excellent way to quickly identify the color and texture of your dried lip balm without waiting for the whole batch to harden.
To formulate your lipstick and lip balms more quickly, stick a metal spoon in the freezer for 1 – 2 hours so it’s nice and cold. Make your perfect lip balm or lipstick formula and then dip the frozen spoon into the liquid balm. The balm will immediately harden on the spoon, revealing its true color. Check out the examples below: