This deep red lipstick is a unique addition to any homemade lipstick collection, and provides a rich earthy red color along with a moisturizing boost.
The beeswax and magnesium stearate in this lipstick add adhesion properties. The pigment is from the red iron oxide and the yellow iron oxide.
Titanium dioxide adds opacity and castor oil, jojoba oil add moisturizing properties to this lipstick.
Makes approximately 2 lip balm tubes or pots
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
1 tsp red iron oxide (use mini spoons like these for small measurements)
3/16 tsp yellow iron oxide
1/8 tsp titanium dioxide
Optional: 1/8 tsp gold mica
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 hours 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 Deep Earthy Lipstick! Apply directly or with a lip brush.