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Flaming lipsticks

Does anyone know what kind of equipment I would need to flame lipsticks? I am flaming them manually now and it's dificult to get them just right. Is there an automated machine for this?

Thanks!

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  • edited May 19
    Yes, there is a machine, but it's usually attached to an automatic molding machine. Both are really expensive.

    One option is to use silicone molds. Another is to hire someone - two or three weeks of full-time lipstick flaming makes anyone an expert.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • I am buying a reasonably expensive wood pencil filling machine from Taiwan. This same machine can fill lipsticks, gloss, mascara, etc. I'll contact the vendor to see if they can add lipstick flaming to machine. 

    Thanks Bob!
  • The automatic flaming stations I've seen have the lipstick bullets moving point up individually on a conveyer belt. As they move along, they pass through two flame jets set up opposite each other. One I saw even spun the lipsticks as they passed between the jets.

    On the other hand, I've also seen (at a fairly large company) a workstation that had four workers at it, where lipstick bullets were unmolded, inserted into cases, flamed, and then swivelled down and capped, all at a remarkable rate of speed. Their failure rate was actually lower than the automated line at other companies, because the operators had the ability to rework minor imperfections rather than  just discard them as failures.

    Just as a caution - you can only re-melt and re-pour lipsticks a few times before they start turning permanently to mush.
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • LOL! ... "Flaming Lipsticks" ... when I first saw the title to this post, the first thought that came to mind was "OMG, is someone actually inquiring about formulating a lipstick that you can set on fire"
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    Provides Formulation Development and Lab-Scale Contract Manufacturing Services.  See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com

  • I still think it'd be an awesome name for a punk rock band.

    Ladies and gentlemen - introducing The Flaming Lipsticks!
    Robert Zonis, Sr. Formulation Chemist, Beaumont Products "All opinions and comments expressed are my own, have no relation to Beaumont Products, are fully copyrighted, and may not be used without written permission."
  • The band "The Flaming Lips" might have an issue with that, BobZ
    Chemist/Microbiologist formulating in the Organic & Naturals arena under ECOCert/Natural Products Assn/Whole Foods/National Organic Program guidelines focused skincare & haircare products. 

    Provides Formulation Development and Lab-Scale Contract Manufacturing Services.  See website for details www.desertinbloomcosmeticslab.com

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