The proportions of ingredients really depends on how opaque you want your lipsticks. If you want it as more of a sheer gloss then you are going to use more shea butter. If you want a lipstick with a more coverage and more of a matte finish you will add less shea butter. I find that a ratio of 1 crayon to 1/2 teaspoon of shea butter and 1/2 teaspoon of argan oil makes the perfect balance of coverage and finish while still moisturizing. Lately I haven't been measuring. I just take a small clump of shea butter and pour a little argan oil into the bowl. It is fun experimenting with different textures and opaqueness. I really like matte lipstick, so I use less Shea Butter. You can use just about any combination of crayon that equals up to 1 whole crayon. I like to do half of one color and half of another to make a unique colors.
I like this lipstick because it is so much cheaper than buying lipsticks. It is super simple to make and your color choices are only limited to the amount of crayons you have. It is a lot thicker than normal lipstick, you might have to warm it up with a finger just a little bit before you apply. I do this by swirling my finger on the top layer of the lipstick. I want to experiment with some glow in the dark crayons. You could add cosmetic safe glitter to your lipstick for another way to customize it.
About 100% Organic Raw Unrefined African Shea Butter:
I received this product for free, in exchange for an honest review. The first thing I will say is that this is not your typical Shea Butter product. It is raw and unrefined. It has a very distinct scent and texture. The scent is a little woody and sort of smokey, but it is an all natural scent. I didn't find it displeasing. One could add essential oils if needed. Although it is a solid, it can be applied to the skin easily as you heat the product up in your hands. It absorbs quickly and is not greasy I love the way it leaves my skin feeling. I would store this in the fridge if you live in a hot and humid part of the world.
This Shea Butter is rich in vitamins A, E, F & K. Raw Organic Unrefined Shea Butter is great for topical use on skin and hair. It can be used in many different product, such as the lipstick I made above as well as homemade lotions, soaps, conditioners and more! I found this to be the perfect product for my needs. It is not edible.
To learn more about the Shea Butter click here: 100% Organic Raw Unrefined African Shea Butter
Bonus Photo: I spilled one all over my phone: