is this formula really good?


  • Well first of all what it it?
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    With a flavoring ingredient it appears to maybe be some lip product? I dunno either.
  • Whatever it is, this formula isn’t good. Assuming it’s either a lip product or some kind of cream blush/cream eyeshadows: if it’s an emulsion it needs an emulsifier. With this much dimethicone it needs silicone emulsifier. This amount of clay it too high and very hard to preserve. There are much better materials to make formula matte. Too much of glycerin. There are no materials that help with dispersing pigments. Iron oxides don’t have good color pay-off in lipsticks. They are mostly used for foundations. Iron oxides must be coated.
  • Unless I'm reading it wrong, it also appears to add up to 131%...
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    @LincsChemist - Great point.  lol!  I hope this isn't a formula someone bought.

  • ChippyChippy Member
    @ngarayeva001 how do you know all these details?? I am a pharmacist but just starting studying about formulation... where do I learn these small details 😩
  • @Chippy, archive of this forum is a treasure that isn’t used enough. Also trial and error, analyzing existing commercial products, cosmetic science books.
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