Vegan lipstick base help

I am formulating my own recipe but i am having some issues. what ingredients make the lipstick actually stay on?

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  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    For legal reasons, I need to tell you that formulating your own cosmetics is not a safe thing to do, particularly if you do not conduct safety or micro testing on your formulations. You should never give an untested formulation to any other person to use.

    That said, formulating a new lipstick is very difficult - probably the most difficult of all the color cosmetics. Even professional cosmetic chemists often require several weeks of full-time (40-hour) work before they get one working right.

    Your question tells me that you have little to no experience in formulating or chemistry. I'd very strongly suggest that you stick with a published formula that you know works.

    Try one of these (but use other, FDA-approved colorants):

    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 following a tested formula but i needed to make some changes
  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    edited December 2015
    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 links dont work :(
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    @bemine84 - The link has been fixed.
  • Bobzchemist is correct. Lipstick is one of the most difficult products to formulate. It took me years to nail down a beautiful vegan formula for our brand.

    It is the product we private label and contract manufacture the most for other brands. Obviously because it's most difficult to formulate.

    Research, try, test, and try again is my best advice. ;)
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