Coral Rose Lipstick

This all-natural lipstick is a lovely nude coral shade with a hint of gold shimmer. It is delightfully simple to make and leaves your lips moisturized and with a natural color pop .

This lipstick gets is staying power from magnesium stearate and beeswax. Castor oil and jojoba oil are moisturizing agents and vitamin e oil prevents your lipstick from going rancid, the lipstick should last about a year if kept cool and dry. Magnesium stearate also provides extra adhesion and helps the color glide across the lips evenly.

RECIPE:

Makes approximately 2 lip balm tubes or pots

Ingredients:

4 grams of beeswax

3.25 grams of castor oil

3.25 grams of jojoba oil (any light carrier oil like olive oil can be used to substitute)

2 drops of vitamin e oil

1/4 tsp magnesium stearate

Pigments:

1/4 tsp +1/64 tsp red iron oxide (use mini spoons like these)

1/16 tsp yellow iron oxide

1/4 tsp titanium dioxide

1/16 tsp gold mica

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1.Melt the beeswax, castor oil, jojoba oil, vitamin e oil, and magnesium stearate in a saucepan directly over low heat.  Keep a close eye on the mixture, make sure the oils do not scorch. A scorched batch will smell odd and won’t mix in properly with the pigments.

NOTE: We are not using a makeshift double boiler this time since the magnesium stearate has a high melting point. Make sure the mixture is clear and not cloudy. If it is cloudy that means that the magnesium stearate is not thoroughly melted.

2. Add in the iron oxides, mica, and titanium dioxide to the melted oils. Mix it in with a spatula (like this one) and break up the clumps of pigment by smearing them against the wall of your container until there are barely any streaks appearing.

3. Pour into lip balm tubes or 5 gram pots and cap when set. These will take about 24 to fully cure.

NOTE: If you are want to test your lipstick immediately, use a brush.  If you are using tubes resist the urge to start screwing your tubes before waiting about half an hour, or you will risk losing some product.

4. Enjoy you homemade Coral Rose Lipstick! Apply directly or with a lip brush.

 

 

 

 

 

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