Almost there! What’s missing in my liquid lipstick formula?
Hello! I’ve been working on my liquid lipstick base and I feel like I’m getting so close! At first it was too glossy and didn’t dry very matte. Now it dries a little more matte but I still feel like something is missing. It doesn’t dry down fully so it’s little bit of transfer and it stains kind of bad. It’s hard to wash off. Also, when I applied it to my lips, it didn’t go on smoothly. It set in the cracks of my lips and wasn’t as opaque as I would like it. I have included my formula down below. Please help! What is missing or what am I doing wrong?
*I will note that I ran out of Vitamin E oil (Tocopherol) so I did not include it in the recent formula but I will include it in future bases once I restock
1/2 TBS Isododecane/Trimethylsiloxysilicate and Polypropylsilsesquioxane mix
1 tsp Candelila Wax (CANDELILLA CERA)
1 tsp Caranauba Wax (COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA)
1 TBS Castor Oil (Ricinus communis (Castor) Seed Oil)
1 TBS Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis)
2 TBS Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride)
2 TBS Avocado Oil (Persea Gratissima)
2 drops Vitamin E oil (Tocopherol) *
5 tsp Cyclopentasiloxane
3 tsp Nylon-12
3 tsp Kaolin
2 tsp Silica Dimethyl Silylate
3 drops Preservative Cap-2