Hello to everyone
My name is Inès and i am new to this forum
i have hesitate a lot before coming here because I am not a chemist. But her i am, hoping you will accept me.
Here is my little story.
I am french, and last year I moved on to Algeria to start a business. I wanted to import makeup, but the government has banned importation into the country.
So I decided to start manufacturing makeup because there is no brand of local makeup here.
I started to search for chemist specialized in cosmetology, but I have not been able to find someone; after a lot of researches i understood that cosmetology is not teached in algerian universities. So I had to try to find a fornulation by myself. I know it might seem crazy, but after 8 months of hard researches, I now know a lot about eyeshadow formulation. But sadly it is not enough to get a satisfying eyeshadow.
If you guys could help me fix what is wrong with my formulation that would be amazing
Here is the formulation, and how i process :
Phase 1 :
- Serecite Mica : 27%
- Talc : 21%
- *Color* + Silica : 30%
- Zinc Stearate : 4%
- Magnesium Stearate 2%
Phase 2 :
- Dimethicone : 11%
- Caprylic : 5 %
• First I mix Phase 1.
• Then I add Phase 2.
• after blending it, I put the mixture into a pan, making several layer and spray 90° alcohol on each layer.
• Then I press and let it dry
Here is my first issue : the eyeshadow looks nice, but when I swatch it, it doesn't slip on the skin. i get something very dry like the color has been absorb , even after a few days. I dont know if it is because of the alcohol ? Or maybe the formulation is wrong ?
Second issue, when I add the phase 2, the color gets darker.
Hope you could help me