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Preservative Free Aqueous Lip Stain



Here’s a fun little exercise in Hurdle Technology that has turned out quite successfully in the first few batches: a plant-based aqueous lip stain with adequate color that is preservative free.

If you can recognize the dried plants at the top, are, you’ll know what one of the components are.

Testing is still ongoing, but I will reveal this: not only does this lip stain moisturize well, it even tastes good.

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Makeup Color: Plant Based vs Everything Else



Pictured: a side by side comparison of 2 lip products - both using the same base (which I developed earlier this year and featured in this blog post), but each with different pigments.

The top lip crayon contains with a mix of carmine and mineral pigments. The bottom is made using entirely plant-based pigments.

The goal was to create a punchy bright red.

Although the bottom product looks browner ‘on paper’, when applied, it delivers a pop of color almost as red as the carmine. Here they are swatched.


Vegan Gloss with a Bite



Want to add a bit of bite to your handcrafted lip gloss? Use handcrafted macerations (infused oils) to the formula. Depending on which herb you choose, you will also see a lovely all-natural color.

Pictured: vegan lip gloss containing paprika-infused oil. This gloss has been a constant companion and ‘lived’ in my purse since I made it earlier this year.

It continues to deliver and has already made to my ‘keepers’ list of formulas.

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All About the Lip and Eye Base



This is (usually) an annual event in the LisaLise lab: mixing up a batch of base for lip and eye pencils as well as lipsticks. This year, things got switched up a bit as I've been exploring some new (vegan) ingredients for both base and as colorants and doing a bit of A/B testing against my regular base formulas that include beeswax.

Here's a peek at this years vegan bases - all have passed testing with flying colors. 

Urucum - The Lipstick Tree



Pictured on the right is a plant known as ucurum. the INCI is Bixa Orellana and the common name for this botanical is The Lipstick Tree. 

I've been working with it over the past few months as a plant colorant and it is quite potent and functional. Although this picture was taken for a batch I made earlier this year, I am getting ready to start a fresh batch - infused in castor oil for an upcoming product.