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  • Duping Huda Beauty’s Anhydrous Eyeliner

    Posted by margog on April 21, 2024 at 4:28 pm

    Hi! I am trying to dupe Huda Beauty’s Lifeliner liquid eyeliner and I got all the ingredients in the list, but overall the formula just doesn’t work.

    For Isododecane + Trimethylsiloxysilicate I use a pre-made mix by Momentive, Hectorite + Propylene carbonate — Isododecane-based Bentone V IDD gel, Caprylyl glycol + Phenoxyethanol + Hexylene Glycol = Jeceed 2.

    However, when I mix everything, I either get an extremely dry film that completely falls off my skin (in chunks) when it dries down OR, if I add more dimethicone, it makes my fingers go black when I do a rub test (as if it doesn’t completely set).

    What do I do wrong and what type of dimethicone should  I use in this case? </font>

    So far I like heavier types of demethicones — 60K and 500K, but they still make my fingers go black.

    I managed to somehow make the film stain the fingers less — by adding more hectorite gel, but it makes the overall film too dry and eventually falls off in pieces again. Does hectorite cancel out dimethicone?

    Please help!

    Ingredient list: ISODODECANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SORBITAN TRISTEARATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, BHT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), BLACK 2 (CI 77266)(NANO).

     

    margog replied 2 weeks, 6 days ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • remakeanddump

    Member
    April 26, 2024 at 8:07 pm

    Have you tried volatile dimethicones like 1.5 cst or 2.0 cst?

    • margog

      Member
      April 29, 2024 at 11:08 am

      Thank you for your reply! I tried 5 cst. Unfortunately, It wouldn’t set as it’s not volatile. I have a totally volatile dimethicone 1 sec (it really evaporates from the skin as soon as you apply it). I guess I’ll give it a try and will let you know.

  • PhilGeis

    Member
    April 29, 2024 at 11:45 am

    Preservation seems over the top for an anhydrous product.

    • margog

      Member
      April 29, 2024 at 3:22 pm

      I agree, but yet it’s still there.

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