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October 22, 2017

Main Ingredients of a Lipstick

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No matter how many lipsticks women purchase, there is always room for more.Lips are one of the most prominent features of a woman’s face, so they must look fierce. The shade of the lipstick that you choose to wear reflects your mood.

While there are so many different formulas and shades to choose from, a lipstick is usually made from the following ingredients:

  • Wax

Wax allows the lipstick to form and hold up its shape. The basic purpose of wax in a lip product is to stabilize the shape and protect it from melting or breaking apart. The most common waxes used in the making of a lipstick include beeswax, camauba, paraffin and candelilla wax.

  • Oils

Oils combined with the wax make most of your lipstick. The different types of oils mostly added in the lipstick include olive, lanolin and castor oil. These are added to achieve the right consistency for your lipstick. The lipstick needs to be of right texture that applies easily without breaking.

  • Emollients

Emollients such as aloe Vera and vitamin E are added to the lipsticks for moisturising your lips. Just like a balm or lip cream moisturises your lips, lipsticks with emollients do the same.

  • Pigment

Pigments are powdered colours that are added give lipsticks a unique shade. These pigments are mixed and matched to achieve the perfect colour for different skin tones. Organic makeup producers add naturally obtained pigments into their products. You can check mineral makeup reviews online to find the best companies out there producing mineral makeup.

  • Fragrance

Although fragrances are added in small amounts, their main purpose is to make the product pleasing. It has nothing to do with the shape, colour or formula of the product.