DIY Berry Lip Stain

We all know that berries stain. For clothing, this can be an unfortunate thing… but when it comes to beauty, it’s quite the opposite. Berries can be used to make a simple and effective lip stain that’s completely natural and tastes incredible! The olive oil in this recipe hydrates your lips, while the berries give them a pink/purple color that’s dark enough for fall, yet subtle enough to wear through the final days of summer. Here’s how it’s done.


Berries and olive oil
5 raspberries
5 blackberries
1 teaspoon olive oil


Combine blackberries and raspberries in a small bowl.


Mash well with a spoon or fork. Add in olive oil and mash again. It should look like this:

Mashed berries

Drain the liquid into another container with a fork, leaving seeds and chunks behind.

Berry lip stain

Apply to lips using your finger and remember to wash your hands right away! This should last about a week if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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DIY berry lip stain

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  1. Awesome! I’ve been trying to transition into all natural beauty supplies but they’re so hard to find. I just bought some raspberries and blueberries too! I wonder if I used the blueberries instead of blackberries if I could get a cool purple lip stain :)
    Side note–Do you think we could use this as like a blush replacement for cheeks? Maybe if you used more raspberry and less blackberry to give it more of a pink color.
    Thanks for the tips!

  2. I can barely see any color on her lips? Maybe a different fruit like black cherries would work better. Though I would think the blackberries would deliver more color. Think I’ll stick to my regular cosmetic lip stains. (and save the berries for snacking). Cool concept, though

  3. Helen – My lips are naturally very pale, so this color seems noticeable to me :) You could use all blackberries with no raspberries for a darker color, as well!

  4. When I was younger I bought a natural lip stain like this and I loved it smelled and tasted just like berries…i may give this a try..i’m not much on lipstick, but a little hint of color is always pretty :)

  5. It seemed like such a good idea! Then I tried it: It burned by lips as hell and made them dark red and extremely dry. :( I don’t recommend trying this lip stain.

  6. I’ve been doing this since i was 14 w/ all sorts of berries as well as many spices mixed in , i find that it can go on as is but i also would use coconut oil vs. olive oil if simply for the taste and it also never goes bad.

  7. I tried it, but I didn’t see any difference to my lips :(. It could’ve been that I used too much coconut oil. Does anyone have any tips? :)

  8. so the mixture comes out liquid right? could this same idea be tried with beeswax to make a berry lip balm?

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