Formulating help please
Hello! I am a makeup artist and I have a cosmetic brand of highlighters. I don’t have any serious experience in formulating or cosmetic chemistry but I am definitely interested in being more educated and have more head knowledge as well as being able to formulate my own cosmetics as my goal is to have my own lab for my brand. Obviously, right now I can’t afford to hire a chemist on my team as its very expensive, in the future that’s the plan. And anyway I want to be able to do the basics myself. I am currently looking to create loose duo chrome highlighters. Im having a hard time finding manufacturers that carry such pigments or micas to mix that I can create my own custom shades. Do you have any insight? Also, I will be looking to expand to pressed highlighters soon, I want to be able to press my highlighters with a certain design but I don’t know where to look or get one of those (I don’t even know what its called). Also (last question haha), I am looking for great quality pressed highlighter formulas for compact (won’t shatter or break when traveling or dropped), buttery and insane pigmentation thats not chalky or chunky (glittery or gritty) and a smooth formula. Thank you for your time and response. Looking forward to your insight.