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  • Glide for natural Lipstick. HELP

    Posted by Lauralala on November 5, 2022 at 4:20 am

    I have a lipstick formula that I’m stuck on.
    I’m trying to make it as natural as possible and fragrance free.

    Its made up of:
    Castor oil
    Mango butter
    Coconut oil
    Avocado butter
    Carnauba Wax
    Ricebran wax
    Sunflower lecithin 

    I’m really struggling with the glide of my lipstick. The sunflower lecithin creates a slight creamy texture to the product, but i need something that makes the lipstick glide more across the skin and not feel so gritty on.
    As for how its made,
    Its all melted together and left to set in a mould for about 2 hours. It moulds perfectly but just doesn’t glide well on the lips.

    devesh327 replied 10 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • graillotion

    November 5, 2022 at 5:28 am

    Not surprising…as you don’t have any slippery ingredients.  Take a look at these three formulas…and see if you can find the missing link. :) 

    Good luck.  Should be an ultra easy fix.

    You will probably have it on hand…but CCT and lauryl laurate, and Isoamyl laurate, will quickly fix things.  But as you can see….you will have to use a fair amount of it.  (Same as any other cosmetic.)

  • devesh327

    January 5, 2023 at 10:10 am

    If you are looking at naturally derived chemicals, Try Lanolin. Its not vegan but its an excellent emollient. 2-4% should be adequate. 

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