Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Color and makeup Vegan lipstick base help

  • bobzchemist

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    December 9, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    For legal reasons, I need to tell you that formulating your own cosmetics is not a safe thing to do, particularly if you do not conduct safety or micro testing on your formulations. You should never give an untested formulation to any other person to use.

    That said, formulating a new lipstick is very difficult - probably the most difficult of all the color cosmetics. Even professional cosmetic chemists often require several weeks of full-time (40-hour) work before they get one working right.
    Your question tells me that you have little to no experience in formulating or chemistry. I’d very strongly suggest that you stick with a published formula that you know works.
    Try one of these (but use other, FDA-approved colorants):
  • bemine84

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    December 9, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    i am following a tested formula but i needed to make some changes

  • bobzchemist

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    December 9, 2015 at 9:35 pm
  • bemine84

    Member
    December 10, 2015 at 1:06 am

    the links dont work :(

  • oldperry

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    December 14, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    @bemine84 - The link has been fixed.

  • Candace

    Member
    December 14, 2015 at 11:38 pm
    Bobzchemist is correct. Lipstick is one of the most difficult products to formulate. It took me years to nail down a beautiful vegan formula for our brand.
    It is the product we private label and contract manufacture the most for other brands. Obviously because it’s most difficult to formulate.
    Research, try, test, and try again is my best advice. ;)

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