Its been a long time I have not written any article on lip colors or lipsticks. I’ve always been into color more than anything. But I have uploaded only two articles on lip colors and all the rest of the time I was doing serums, creams, shampoos, deodorants, and scrubs — obviously, that’s a much bigger market when it comes to cosmetics. Spending so much time not doing color made me obsessed with color.
I also think people really connect with lipsticks. Every other product that you use is out of necessity. You put on your foundation or your eyeliner because it’s standard. It’s like putting on cream or conditioning your hair. With lipstick, it’s more of a statement. You use it to match your outfit or match your mood in the same way you’d accessorize with your bag.
Lipsticks are designed to improve the natural appearance of lips. They typically involve a color change but also increase shine and smooth out the appearance of wrinkles and folds on the lips. They are a solid stick product housed in a molded packaging.
But have you ever wondered, how these lipsticks are made in the factories. Lipsticks are made from hydrophobic materials.
The main ingredients in a lipstick include a solidifier, diluent oils and colorant. Typcial solidifiers include waxes such as Beeswax, Carnauba Wax or Candelilla wax. Diluent oils are used to help evenly disperse colorants. Examples include castor oil or jojoba esters. Finally, colorants are included in lipsticks including organic colorants such as Red 7 or inorganic colorants like Red Iron Oxide.
A variety of other ingredients are added to lipstick formulas to modify the melting characteristics, the adhesion profile, stability and make production easier. Silicons and oily materials are also added to reflect light and provide shine.
Lipsticks are made from grinding and heating ingredients. Then heated waxes are added to the mix for texture. Oils and lanolin are added for specific formula requirements. Afterwards, the hot liquid is poured onto a metal mold. The mixture is then chilled. Once they have hardened, they are heated in flame for half a second to create a shiny finish and to remove imperfections. So, in order to show you how these lipsticks are made in the factories, I’m sharing a video below.
Lipstick is the least expensive and most popular cosmetic in the world today. Manufacturers will continue to introduce new types and shades of lipstick, and there is a tremendous variety of product available at moderate cost. As long as cosmetics remain in fashion the market for lipstick will continue to be strong for sure.
We cannot neglect the significance of cosmetics in our lives. Watch this amazing video and see how our favorite cosmetic is made. Hope you enjoy it!