How to Mix Lipsticks to Make Absolute Magic

June 13, 2018 logo
By: | by L'Oréal
illustration of lipstick

We’ll be the first to admit that we’ve spent hours watching videos of pimple popping and people making slime — there’s just something oddly satisfying about it. Recently we discovered lipstick mixing, and while it can be painful to watch Elle’s Beauty Director Emily Dougherty cut up $40 lippies, we just can’t get enough. Maybe it’s watching the colors meld together to create something unexpected or the sound of the paint knife scraping against glass . . . either way we’re hooked. Calming effects aside, we’ve fallen in love with some of these innovative combos. Lipstick mixing is a great way to fall in love with old formulas or give your old lipsticks new life so we’ve sussed out a combo that is perfect for fall.

The Perfect Berry Recipe


½ NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Temptress

½ NYX Professional Makeup Matte Lipstick in Goal Digger

A mixing tool (you can go for a paint knife like Emily or keep it super DIY with any kitchen utensil that can be used for mixing and smashing).

A small jar

Step 1: Twist the tubes of lipstick to the amount of lipstick you’d like to mix. You can slice off a small piece or cut up the whole thing — it’s totally up to you.

Step 2: Mix the two together by smashing and mixing the two products. Mix until blended into a new color.

Step 3: Depending on how much you made, scrape the contents into a small container of your choice and enjoy your new lippie!

When mixed, these two lipsticks become the perfect berry color — ideal for a fall makeup look. The best part about this hack is that the results are totally up to you; you can add more or less for a customized color. Don’t be afraid to experiment and mix colors, textures and finishes — the possibilities are endless (just like with slime)! 

See the magic in action: 


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