Shiny, smooth and kissable lips in a wide range of shades that you can choose from – all enabled by the Lip Gloss! It made its comeback from the 90’s and 00’s and is now more popular than ever. The new formula is improved with nutrients that leave all the stickiness and messiness behind and you can enjoy all the plumpness instead. But have you ever wondered how is this beloved lip product is made? Here is a glimpse at the manufacturing process.
Most companies make it in a gel-like form which is intended to give shine and colour to the lips. The formula is practically oil-based without any water and this is actually the healthier option as there is no need for emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are chemicals which are used to mix water and oil and can have a harmful effect on health.
On the list of most commonly used ingredients are emollients which are used to make lips smooth and shiny. As I mentioned before, oil is used most of the time for this purpose and its origin is either mineral or vegetable-based. Next, thickeners are used to keep the gloss from running down your chin. Thickeners can be waxes and different types of clays. Apart from the fact that they keep the gloss on the lip area, they also add texture and make the lip gloss long-lasting.
Furthermore, glitter is often present. Glitter can be an FD&C dye (Food, Drug and Cosmetic), iron oxide or mica (which is the healthy replacement of the talc and it is a mineral that adds sparkle). Some of the lip glosses not only have an amazing shine but also taste delicious. The formula might contain a sweetening agent that adds sugary taste and makes the lips yummy.
Finally, there are a lot of control agents and these are the ingredients that ensure the durability of the lip gloss. Among them are pH adjustors, anti-oxidants and even SPF.
What is very important when buying and using a long lasting lip gloss is that the more natural ingredients and fewer chemicals it has in the formula, the more it will keep the lips healthy, moisturised and good looking, so pay attention to the ingredients.
Option #1 Dreamweave & Co – ‘Colorgenics’ Melting Mix Lip Paints
There are three colour palettes to choose from: Coded Prism – Pink to Purple; Double Rainbow: Pink to Red and Melted Fusion: Orange to Brown.
Each tube has seven hot melting colour fusions and an award-winning non-drying, high pigmented gel formulation that locks colour and moisture for a long-lasting smooth, satin finish. Comes with a precision lip brush for contouring.
Seven shades from pink to purple for your lips in one tube. For soft, moisturised and lips with a satin finish.SHOP NOW
Seven shades from pink to red for your lips in one tube. For soft, moisturised and lips with a satin finish.SHOP NOW
Seven shades from orange to brown for your lips in one tube. For soft, moisturised and lips with a satin finish.SHOP NOW
Option #2 Dreamweave Colorgenics Lip Gloss
Dreamweave’s beautiful shining Colorgenic’s lip glosses will enhance your lips to give them a glossy voluminous pout in two colour palettes: Pink to Red and Pink to Bronze.
Seven pre-selected mixing chambers that coat the lips in just one stroke, enabling you to create your own shade of colour to suit your mood. The high pigmented lip colour creates a high gloss shine.
Can be worn alone or on top of Lip Voltage or Powerhouse Iceagenics to enhance the size of your lips even further.