‘Bite Me’ Strawberry Lip Stain x Collab with The Ugly Apple

I love love eating – so much that I’ve even used food as inspiration for make up on my face. But a problem I’ve always come across is that I’ll have a beautiful lip colour on, eat a feast, and the colour’s all completely rubbed off by the end of it. A better option is *drumroll* the lip stain! My recipe gives you that just-bitten hint of colour that makes you taste just as delicious as it looks.

I’ve collaborated with The Ugly Apple to bring a strawberry-inspired post. Did you know that every year Australians waste $10 billion worth of food? Don’t let it go to waste – put it on your face…or do it a la The Ugly Apple and put it in your tummy, with their ‘Ugly’ Strawberry Jam!


Why use lip stains?

Lip stains are usually thin, so they give you an even and natural tint of colour that has staying power. Eat all you want – and your lippie will stay in tact!

What to avoid in your lippie

Fragrances and artificial colours: can cause lip irritation. I know it smells good, but resist, don’t do it!

Menthol, camphor, and phenol: give you that fresh, cooling feeling on your lips – but it can also dry your lips and/or produce redness and swelling.

‘Bite Me’ Strawberry Lip Stain

Ingredients: ½ cup strawberries, 1tbsp olive oil, ½ tbsp honey


Step 1: Grab some strawberries.


Step 2: Chop the strawberries up into itty tiny pieces. (Remember to remove the stems.)


Step 3: Mash the pieces up so you can get all the juices out – I used a fork, but you can also throw it all into a blender.


Step 4: Filter the contents through a coffee filter, or a cheesecloth.


Step 5: Squueeeeeze all the goodness out of it.


Step 6: Add the rest of the ingredients.

Step 7: Use a lip brush, a cotton tip, or your trusty ol’ fingertips and apply it to clean, dry lips. You can store this in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks, or in the freezer for 2 months.

Feel free to experiment with different berries for a range of hues – think cherries, raspberries, or even a touch of espresso to mix it up a bit. Share your favourite combinations below!

(PS. if you’ve got foodstuffs leftover from our recipes, check out more ways to use them in actual food recipes at The Ugly Apple, like an ‘Ugly Apple’ Applesauce or a delicious ‘Ugly’ Banana Bread!)


15 thoughts on “‘Bite Me’ Strawberry Lip Stain x Collab with The Ugly Apple

  1. This looks awesome, seriously, thank you for this. I really prefer lip stains/tints for workdays because there’s less chance of getting lipstick on my teeth mid-meeting. I have all of these ingredients in my kitchen right now and I am so tempted to drop all the course work I’m doing for the afternoon and go make this right now. Do you any more DIYs with berries? I’m having a bit of a berry ‘moment’ right now, even though they are so expensive.


  2. This is so awesome! I love all these at-home natural recipes – I find cheek stains I buy always to irritate my lips and dry them out, so this is great! Thanks for the tips 🙂


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