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DIY Cranberry Coconut Lip Gloss + Cheek Stain

Whether you have a minimalist approach to makeup or just have sensitive skin, this easy-to-make coconut oil lip gloss will be right for you.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Natural Beauty
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: DIY makeup
Yield: 2 ounces
Author: Lindsey Johnson
Cost: $4


  • Small saucepan
  • 2-ounce glass jar with lid



  • In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil. Add the cranberry and beetroot powders and mix. Let stand for 30–60 minutes, or longer, to infuse the oil. If using the beeswax, heat the coconut oil again and add the beeswax, allowing it to melt completely. Let cool until still fairly warm, but not too hot. Strain the warm oil through several layers of cheesecloth placed over a fine mesh sieve. Press gently on the solids to extract as much of the oil as possible. Stir in the shea butter (it should melt easily if the oil is warm enough), and let cool.
    Coconut Oil Lip Gloss + Cheek Stain
  • As the mixture cools, it may start to separate a little bit. Stir to keep the color particles suspended in the coconut oil. When it's solidified, gently beat it with a spoon until light and creamy. Transfer to a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. If placed somewhere cool, it will keep for several months.
    Cranberry Coconut Lip Gloss


The beeswax is optional. It will give the gloss a firmer texture, more like a balm. The gloss melts easily on the skin, so only a small amount is needed. For a darker shade, add more beetroot powder. For a different shade, mica powder could also be added.