Few weeks ago my first attempt to make a lipstick. About time to finally use the accessories that I bought eons ago. A nice pinkish nude colour with a bit of mica shimmer. I was gladly surprised that it didn't break when I unmolded it.
So far I didn't have oil bleeding/sweating (I exposed it to several temperatures though).
I used 3 gram wax base and a pigment phase of 1,5 grams (pigments/micas/TiO2 dispersed in a tiny bit of C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate).
I want to use a higher level of pigments next time, is there anything I should add/change in my wax base then?
Please feel free to comment.
My wax base below.
10% Almond oil
15% Cera alba
3% Candelilla wax
1% Magnesium stearate
3% Glyceryl Stearate
20% Cetearyl Alcohol
7% Ronaflair® Flawless
0,15% Propyl paraben*
Castor oil ad 100
*(3 grams of wax base with a total amount of 4,5 grams makes 0,1% BHT and 0,1% propyl paraben per lipstick.)
I noticed later on that one of my molds has the name 'Dior' on it. 🙈