Lip Color 101 Workshop: Create your own lip & cheek tint, lip balms, lip scrubs & many more!


Sobrang pumatok ang lip and cheek tint kaya naging opportunity ito para sa mga business minded individuals. However, one of the struggles was finding the right supplier. Dahil nga sobrang in demand sya, nagkakaubusan ng supplies. Kaya marami ang nakaisip na hanapin ang mga manufacturer para sa kanila na direktang kukuha ng products. Dun na nag simula yung mas bigger opportunity which was "rebranding" or "repacking". Ito yung bibilhin nila ng wala pang brand yung products pag dating sa kanila, sila na bahala mag lagay ng logo o ilagay ang mismong produkto sa packaging na napili ni seller or distributor.

Pero hindi nag tagal, dahil parin sa growing demand, nahirapan ang mga manufacturers to serve all their clients. Nag simula na madelay ang production. The quality of the products were beginning to be compromised due to the differences in consistency and shade kasi nga sa iba't ibang suppliers and manufacturers na kumukuha ang sellers just to have something to offer. Dito sa puntong ito, nag bukas ang idea ng DIY lip tints. Yun bang iisipin mo nalang gumawa kesa umasa sa suppliers na may maraming customers na iniintindi.

I'm honestly one of those who wanted to try pero like what I always do, I do my research first bago ako sumabak sa business idea na gusto kong pasukin. And through my research, I found numerous DIY tutorials that use mostly food coloring. Alam ko na hindi yun ang klase ng ingredients na ginagamit ng manufacturers so I kept searching until I found people selling their own lip tint formula for quite a decent price. Gusto ko narin sana noon patusin pero in my mind, "How would I know if tama yung formula na binibigay sa akin, kung di ko fully naiintindihan kung paano talaga sya ginagawa?" Fortunately, I found a workshop na within Cavite na, within my area pa!


Lip Color 101 is a workshop on basic formulation of lip products. It is conducted by Engr. Cyrille Tila of Apthera Cosmetics. Sa ngayon, sa DasmariƱas, Cavite ginaganap ang mga workshops nya, either in a form of a group or one-on-one workshop. The one I attended was a group workshop with 11 participants.


I was very excited kasi finally, matututunan ko na kung paano nga ba ginagawa yung mga nakikita kong bulk containers filled with liptint mixtures. Actually, I thought I was only going to learn the right ingredients and it's correct measurements plus how to mix them altogether but guess what?! I learnt so much more in this workshop!


Imagine, nalaman ko ang different types of oil, their benefits and what each one can do when mixed with other ingredients.

Alam nyo rin ba na kahit natural ingredients ang ginamit sa pag gawa ng cosmetics - may it be a lip product or something else - basta may water na ingredient, napapanis sya?

Did you also know that despite the medicinal properties of essentials oils, hindi sya adviseable gamitin for lip products? Essential oils are very potent and can burn our lips. Besides, it's also not advisable to ingest essential oils.

Those are just some of the things I learned even before we started the workshop. As in, there's so much learning! Which is why I highly suggest you attend this workshop; not just to learn what ingredients to use but to understand how each of those ingredients work and the effects of each one when mixed with others. Kasi pag naintindihan mo talaga kung ano ang properties ng bawat element, matututunan mo na kung paano mo sya lalaruin to produce a new merchandise na magiging sunod na trending sa market.


As we went on, mas nakita at naintindihan namin yung mga properties ng ingredients na binanggit ni Ms. Cy in the first half of the workshop. Like for example, when we were measuring or weighing the different types of oil, we learned that Grapeseed Oil is lighter than Castor Oil and Coconut Oil.


Yung ginawa namin na lash and brow serum ay hindi pure castor oil. But that doesn't mean it's less effective than the pure castor oil serums like how other sellers claim in the market. Kailangan lang talaga na mahaluan sya ng ibang oil kasi malagkit sya. Magiging heavy sya sa pilik mata kung purong castor oil sya.




Yung mga ginamit naman namin para gumawa ng lip scrub ay parang similar sa pag gawa ng cotton candy. I'm not even joking! Lalo na nung ang napiling flavor oil na gagamitin was the bubble gum and strawberry. Parang ang sarap nalang papakin nung lip scrub. Haha!


After the lip scrub, we proceeded with the liptint formulation. That's when everything went red and messy! Haha! We were taught how to create semi-gel and gel-based liptints. We also created powdered matter lip tints. Quite scary na sa point na toh kasi marami na ang ingredients. Kailangan na ng matinding focus sa pagsukat at paghalo.



Hindi naman sya ganun kahirap gawin as long as you know what ingredients to use and what to do in case gusto mo baguhin yung consistency, taste or even the shade. At yun talaga yung best part nitong workshop, Ms. Cy will guide really guide you so that you would understand everything as you create the products.


I have to say, slightly matrabaho (hindi mahirap) gumawa ng gel-based liptints. We needed to blend the gum with the rest of the ingredients. That's why we had to use a stick blender para mas mapadali ang paggawa. At kasi may kailangan rin ma-achieve na consistency na hindi basta makukuha sa pag halo lang ng kamay.





The additional lip products we created were tinted lip balms and lipstick. Then we also created eyebrow pomade which I'm very happy with kasi Karla and I really worked hard to get the measurements right. Tsaka ang ganda kasi nung end product na nagawa namin.


Worth it ba yung workshop for its price?

My personal opinion, YES!

As I kept mentioning earlier, very hands-on and informative si Cy when it comes to the ingredients. She makes sure we understood how each ingredient works para mapaglaruan at makapag experiment kami ng bagong product na gusto namin introduce sa market. When you join her workshop, you will be amazed at how she knows all the ingredients by heart. Yung tipong nalilito kami kung alin ang gum at alin ang sugar kasi parang magkapareho lang sila ng hitsura pero sya, just by carefully looking at it (or smelling it), alam nya which is which. What's more amusing was when she knows which of the colorants were FD&C, D&C, Iron Oxide, etc. Wala kasi label yung ibang containers because she mentioned she just recently washed them. Sobrang nakakahanga yung knowledge nya.



If after the workshop, when you're trying everything you learned at home, then suddenly find yourself in trouble with either the measurement or ingredient, don't worry! Kasi hindi natatapos yung assistance nya sayo. Meron syang dedicated group chat where you can reach her and other workshop attendees for any help. They're all supportive there.


Gustong gusto ko ibahagi dito yung iba pang natutunan ko but I want you to learn it yourself through Ms. Cyrille. I want you to go through the actual formulation too kasi masaya yung buong proseso lalo na kung kasama mo yung mga taong kasing eager mo matuto. I'm very thankful to have completed this workshop with Karla, Chelsea and Car Shee. I'm also very thankful to Ms. Cyrille for the opportunity to attend this kind of workshop. Hindi po sya madamot kasi kahit supplier kung saan sya kumukuha ng ingredients, sinasabi nya.

Take a look at how we were in the workshop through these videos:

YTC: Travel with Karla



YTC: Reel Carshee



Want to attend the workshop?

Reach Ms. Cyrille for the next schedule through any of the following:

Apthera Cosmetics in Facebook
Email: alvaranckg@yahoo.com
Contact Numbers: 0926.370.4656 / 0921.838.4246

Don't forget to come back here to tell us your workshop experience!

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  1. I really enjoyed reading this blog :)

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  2. I cant find the facebook page .. Nag sked parin ba sila ng work shop ?

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