- Saves you time and money finding the right color.
- Create a color you loves and that suits you as you had creative control over it's result.
- It's an experience as well as a luxury product.
- A fun unique experience to create memories with your girls while in Las Vegas.
- Made by hand
- Not mass produced
- Made to order
- Time consuming
- Use the highest quality, botanically infused, natural ingredients
Create your own unique custom lipstick at the Lipstick Lab Las Vegas or online via video call!
If you're looking for a unique Las Vegas experience for you and your girls or just for you this is it! Whether it's for your bachelorette party, birthday or bridal party, or any occasion and excuse to play with makeup and be girly we've got you covered at the custom lipstick lab.
Where is the Custom Lipstick Lab Experience in Las Vegas?
We're by appointment only and are located 5-10 minutes from the Las Vegas strip, depending which end of it you're coming from.
4005 W. Reno Ave, Unit B, Las Vegas, NV 89117
What is custom lipstick? Your questions answered
I answered all of the questions you asked me on Instagram in this Glamour & Gains podcast episode. If there’s any I missed, drop them in the comments below.
Why create a custom lipstick?
I created Dawes Custom Cosmetics as an experience, not just a premium luxury lipstick collection. I was also fed up of wasting time and money searching for the perfect shade and texture of lipstick and lip gloss for me that was safe and wouldn’t dry my lips out or leaving makeup artists and then not having the right shade to touch it up later.
I've always loved luxury cosmetic brands but struggled to find any that were cruelty-free back in 2017 when I started thinking about creating my own makeup line. Or I'd find a new favorite color and the brand would discontinue it! Which meant starting the hunt for my perfect lipstick color all over again.
If you bring your favorite discontinued shade to us, we’ll try our best to color match it. We can't promise an exact match but we'll work darn hard to get it as close as possible and one that you'll love.
What is a custom lipstick experience?
d visit our Las Vegas lipstick lab for a unique and memorable experience where you'll have the lab all to yourselves! I love doing things that
are different with my friends and experiencing new things together.
Start by letting us pour you a drink while you decide what music you want us to play. Play with the scent and flavor bar to create your own custom combination. You can be as creative or conservative as you like; from vanilla to mint choc chip or pink champagne and rose.
We'll then help you select the finish you want from our choices of lipsticks and lip glosses before starting the custom color creation with your guidance to get it exactly how you want it.
The process for making different colors starts by you deciding what color you’re leaning toward e.g. pink, red, orange, nude, how dark or light you want it, and whether you want any frost/shimmer or a metallic, matte, cremé finish, etc.
We can help you if you'd like, by analyzing your coloring (warm, cool, neutral) before we start blending for you. We’ll keep asking you questions throughout the entire process and have you sample it as we go, to get it just right.
Finally you'll get to name it! The lipstick or gloss will be ready for you to take with you at the end of your appointment and we'll save your formula online for quick and easy reordering whenever you're ready to wherever you are in the World.
A custom lipstick isn't just about adding to your lipstick collection. It's about the whole experience and creating memories here in Las Vegas with the benefit of walking away with the perfect color for you.
You now have a solution to finding your perfect red, nude, pink, whatever you want, not what the sales persons telling you you want!
If you're looking for a gift for your friend, girlfriend, wife, bridesmaids and are worried about buying the wrong thing, gift them this Vegas or virtual experience where they get to decide what they want.
Should I wear Warm, neutral or cool tones?
Rules are made to be broken, especially in the beauty industry. However, by looking at your coloring, we can make suggestions about which tones we think will be more flattering for you.
It’s a great starting point for creating your custom color but don’t feel like you have to follow our suggestions! This is about you and what will make you feel your best and your most you!
Are there universally flattering colors?
Yes, but it’s also about personal preference on finish and texture which makes it hard to find a lipstick in any shade that everyone would want
Universally flattering red
‘Seduction’ red lipstick is our most universally flattering red in Dawes Custom Cosmetics ready-to-wear collection of red lipsticks and glosses. It’s a true cool red, with a hydrating anti-aging formula that's highly pigmented, won't dry your lips out and isn't too orange or pink. The blue undertones will make your teeth look whiter which also make you look younger!
We care about making the custom lipstick experiences truly individualized beauty experiences based around you and your specific wishes. If it's not, speak up! Let us know what we can do better. You can be as creative as you like. We’ve even had clients ask to match the lipsticks to the wine they were serving.
PHOTO: we always wear gloves when creating lipsticks or handling our ingredients but they don’t make for pretty pictures, so this was staged without them.
Custom Makeup Benefits
Custom Lipstick Pricing
Pricing is on the luxury cosmetic end of the spectrum as we use only premium ingredients that are sourced in the USA and organic wherever possible. They're made by hand by color experts, not mass produced cheap drugstore lipsticks!
Dawes Custom Lipsticks are:
What should I look for in a custom lipstick ingredients?
I spent a lot of time sourcing and experimenting with cruelty free, natural ingredients to be able to create the perfect shades and textures.
I recommend looking for custom lipsticks and cosmetics that are:
Leaping Bunny certified and uses only cruelty-free, natural ingredients and mineral colors that give more coverage, and that don’t smell like cosmetics.
Create your custom lipstick in person (Las Vegas Lipstick Lab)
In Person Custom Lipstick Las Vegas Lipstick Lab
Come and let us create your own lipstick! With over 50 pigments, stains, frosts, and foils, the colors we can create with you are pretty much endless.
You can be as conservative or creative and fun as you like with your color(s) and create a custom lipstick as sheer or with as much coverage as you like.
We also offer loose, metallic, custom eyeshadows that are highly pigmented, blend easily and have minimal fall out. As well as a ready to wear collection, limited edition seasonal lipsticks, mini lipsticks (perfect for evening bags, pockets, gifts or your bra), faux mink lashes in various styles and lengths, and professional hair and makeup services which must be booked in advance..
Dawes Custom Cosmetics is all about elevating and enhancing your lipstick or gloss to give you a custom lip color that you you love and won't ever want to be without.
If you're not in or coming to Las Vegas, another option is this...
Not coming to Vegas? Book a Virtual Custom Lipstick Experience | Video Call Lipstick Creation
Virtual Custom Lipstick: Create your custom lipstick from anywhere in the world where you have an internet connection to create with us via video chat.
You get exactly the same creation options as you would in-person. Once we’ve created with you and you've directed your creation, we pop your finished lipstick or gloss straight in the mail to you.
Ready to Wear Online Custom Lipstick: Chose your lipstick or gloss color from the options online, then choose your base, scent and flavor from the drop down menus. The lipstick colors we offer online have been selected after numerous experiments with colors and polling you, to find not only the best color, but best coverage, texture, and scents.
Who are Custom Lipstick parties good for?
Anyone! Especially those who like makeup, or want to get into makeup, create memories and take home a little piece of Vegas.
Whether you want to come in by yourself or host your birthday, bachelorette, bridal party, wedding makeup or corporate event with us, custom lipstick appointments make unique, interactive, super fun and memorable experiences.
Affordable yet luxurious. Dawes Custom Cosmetics also offers lots of fabulous a la carte options such as alcoholic cake bites, professional hair and makeup services, so you can truly spoil yourself and all of your guests with a full glam squad experience.
Custom lipsticks are also great for bridesmaids gifts or the person who has everything!
We love hosting bridal and bachelorette parties, as you girls are always so much fun to work with.
Have more questions about custom lipsticks?
If you have any questions you'd like answered or personal experiences to share, drop them in the comments below or leave a review under that specific product. We really appreciate reviews in helping others find the right product and service for them.
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