Makeup Tip: How to Get a New Lip Shade Without Spending!

3 colors

Left to right: Too Faced La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream in Naked Dolly; Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Red Amour; Make Up For Ever Aqua Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil 3C


A quick way to save money yet get a new lip shade is to channel your inner cosmetic chemist and mix different colors of lip products you already own!

Create a deeper lip color by combing a bright red and nude lip liner.

Red Swatches

Bottom to top: Make Up For Ever + Laura Mercier = darker red

Or, create a pink shade by mixing a nude color with a bright red.

Pink Swatches

Bottom to top: Too Faced + Laura Mercier = pretty pink


It might take a few tries for you to get an ideal shade but that’s the fun part!

Have a great Wednesday, 



12 thoughts on “Makeup Tip: How to Get a New Lip Shade Without Spending!

  1. I love combining and creating my own lipsticks shade, but haven’t done it in awhile. Love this post for the refresher and it will be great for all the Christmas parties next week 🙂 Janet

    • I think most of us do it inadvertently at one point or another, but tend to not put much thought in it. As much as I love buying new glosses/lipsticks, my wallet can’t always agree, lol. Great minds think alike 🙂

  2. Those combinations make beautiful colors! Such a great idea! I definitely need to start trying to mix different shades. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 xo

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