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  • Lipstick Doing Something Odd

    Posted by crazylipsticklady on May 11, 2015 at 12:27 am


    I went back to some liquid lipsticks I made 2-3 days ago and noticed that they had gone from a glossy, liquidy consistency to a more creamy, drier consistency. The ingredients I used are below. Should I be concerned or is this normal? I am slightly worried something may be wrong/they will continue to dry out!
    Ingredients for first formulation:
    Shea butter 22g
    Coconut oil 11g
    Grapeseed oil 8g
    Kaolin 3g
    Vitamin E 1 drop
    Titanium Dioxide   5g
    Pigments (micas)  3.5g
    Micronized titanium 1g
    Cornstarch      3g
    Beeswax     3.5g
    The second ingredients list:
    Shea butter 30g
    Coconut oil  5g
    Titanium dioxide 5g
    Micronized titanium dioxide 5g
    Kaolin 5g
    Pigments (micas) 10g
    Vitamin E 1 drop
    Thanks in advance for any help!
    crazylipsticklady replied 9 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • crazylipsticklady

    May 11, 2015 at 12:32 am

    I also remelted one of the second formulations and poured it back into a tube, and then waited for it to cool down, and it went back to the glossy, liquidy consistency.

  • belassi

    May 11, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Shea is known to have this property. Try a knockout test on the shea. You’ll need to sub something similar, another butter perhaps.

  • crazylipsticklady

    May 11, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    Alright, I’ll try cocoa butter and see if that helps.  Thank you so much!!

  • Bobzchemist

    May 12, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    It isn’t uncommon for powders to absorb liquid over several days, either.

  • crazylipsticklady

    May 12, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I was considering trying less of the powder ingredients because my first formulation was a little clumpy!  Thank you!!

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