Lipstick Help

Hello!
I recently started trying to make my own lipstick at home.  My goal was to make a liquid-matte lipstick, so it applies liquid and then dries matte.  After doing some research and lots of trial and error, I finally came up with a glossy liquid lipstick formula, listed below.  The color coverage is fine, but I'm wondering if there is any way to tweak this to make it more like a liquid-matte lipstick or if I should scrap this recipe and start over.
Shea butter 22g
Coconut oil 11g
Grapeseed oil 8g
Kaolin 3g
Vitamin E 1 drop
Titanium Dioxide   5g
Pigments (micas)  15g
Micronized titanium 5g
dioxide  
Cornstarch      3g
Beeswax     3.5g

Thanks in advance for any input!!

Comments

  • BelassiBelassi Member
    Grapeseed oil has a very short shelf life, I would use an alternative to that.
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  • Would olive oil be a better alternative?  I've also seen sweet almond oil in ingredients lists a lot.  Thank you!!
  • BelassiBelassi Member
    If this has to be "natural" I'd use almond oil instead. If not, I'd be looking to use an ester due to the excellent sensorials esters can give.
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  • Yes I'd prefer this be as natural as possible, just for the availability of the ingredients at local stores rather than online.  I'm reading that jojoba oil also has a pretty long shelf life.  Thanks again for the input I really appreciate it!
  • Chemist77Chemist77 Member, PCF student
    Yeah since Jojoba oil is actually a wax and surely very natural and appealing. Only addition from me would be the usage of pigment muds rather than using dry pigments, dispersion defines the appearance.
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