Having fun making lipstick…

Ever wondered how lipstick was made?? Here’s how I made some gorgeous red lipstick.

I used quite a bit of castor oil (great for shine), beeswax, a natural liquid lanolin substitute, cetyl alcohol, vegetable oil, carnauba wax, vitamin E and preservative.  These ingredients are all in the main container and here we are pouring the lovely red pigments into it.

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Homogenising with the Silverson

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Pouring the mixture into the metal lipstick mould.

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Steady hand needed for this!

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Allowing to cool for 15 minutes

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Unscrewing the mould

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Close-up !

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Afterwards I flamed it in the bunsen burner on low heat to give a nice glossy finish.

I’m really loving this colour.

1 reply
  1. Nia Jenkins
    Nia Jenkins says:

    Hi Jane
    Can you detail your lipstick recipe please?
    % oils, wax, emulsifier, pigment?

    Do you also have a basic cream foundation?


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