Make a Vegan Liquid Lipstick and look fresh all day!

Today, there are more consumers looking for vegan liquid lipstick than 5 years ago.

Lipstick is so crucial. Without lipstick, your face with beautiful makeup does not stand out!

No matter how nude the pigment is, your lipstick sums it all up. 

  • You want to look like a Drag Queen, bright pink and orangey tone is your thing... sometimes greens and blues work too!
  • Or you want to look natural, a matte pink does the job.
  • Going to work in the office? Hot red makes you look bitchy but presentable.
  • Getting married? Caucasian brides prefer nudes while Asians prefer reds.

Even though there is pandemic everywhere, lipstick sales are booming!

Blame it on the Work From Home scheme - we still have to look presentable on our Zoom meetings!

How to make vegan liquid lipstick?

If you read the labels of your liquid lipstick, it may probably look like this:

Isododecane, cyclopentasiloxane, octyldodecanol, trimethylsiloxysilicate, disteardimonium hectorite, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, polymethylsilsesquioxane, triacontanyl pvp, propylene carbonate, silica dimethyl silyate, vp/eicosene copolymer, polyethylene, copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/cire de carnauba, phenoxyethanol, phytosteryl macadamiate, sorbic acid, tocopheryl acetate, tocopherol, [+/-may contain) titanium dioxide/ci 77891, red 7 lake/ci 15850, yellow 5 lake/ci 19140, iron oxides/ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499, red 28 lake/ci 45410, red 6/ci 15850, red 30 lake/ci 73360, blue 1 lake/ci 42090, yellow 6 lake/ci 15985]

That is Wet n Wild's MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick in Give Me Mocha shade, by the way!

There are many, many ingredients. Cosmetic ingredients that you cannot pronounce do not mean they are dangerous! They serve a purpose in the lipstick chemistry.

Since Wet n Wild is already an established cosmetics company, they can hire professional Cosmetic Chemists to formulate, research and evaluate their products.

As a home-based cosmetic crafter, we cannot afford any of that! So, let's see how to make a simple vegan liquid lipstick in your own kitchen.

You are going to need 4 ingredients. What? Just 4??

  1. Wax
  2. Butters and/or Oils
  3. Pigment
  4. Flavor

That's all! It's that easy. Before I explain on their functions, just ensure the ingredients you choose are Vegan.

Also, remember to purchase some empty liquid lipstick bottles!

4 Ingredients to make vegan liquid lipstick

First, you are going to need some wax. You can choose any cosmetic wax that you like. This will make your lipstick thick and glides easily. The more wax, the harder it is your lipstick.

Next, you'll be needing some oils. You can choose any cosmetic butters and/or cosmetic oils that you love and those suitable for your skin type. This will make your lipstick liquid.

And don't forget your Vitamin E to prevent your lipstick from going rancid! Urgh! The more oils, the more liquid your lipstick becomes.

A lipstick without pigments is just a lip balm. Of course, you are going to need pigments. You can choose any color you like. For this formula, you have to choose the oil dispersible or oil soluble ones. 

Using water-soluble pigments will be a complete failure as it will not dissolve or disperse. 

Lastly, you will need to add flavoring oil. This will help make your lipstick taste so much better especially if you added butters in your formula.

Unrefined butters have high nutrients but can taste odd!

Let's make it!

Follow the steps below to make a successful vegan liquid lipstick.

  1. In a beaker, heat your wax and oils/butters.
  2. Once everything has melted, turn off the heat.
  3. Add your pigments and mix well. 
  4. Once the solution reaches before 40°C, add Vitamin E.
  5. Mix well and transfer into the liquid lipstick bottle.
  6. Enjoy your newly handmade vegan liquid lipstick!

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