How To Manufacture The Best Lipstick

More than 800 million lipsticks are produced annually around the world. Cosmetics have long been in existence as far back as the old civilization. In the olden days, people from Persia, Syria, Babylon, Sumeria, Egypt, and Greece used lip color. Years later, rouge and lip color made from mercury and sulfur were used.

In the early nineteenth century, the use of lipstick was frowned upon and attributed to promiscuity. When the twentieth century came, this belief was eradicated and the use of cosmetics was accepted.

Today, cultures have evolved due to westernization and the crude method of producing and using lipstick was changed.

Lipsticks are listed in the cosmetics and beauty products section. The section includes lip balm, lipstick, lip liner, and lip gloss. Lipsticks can have a shiny finish (glossy) or a matte finish (presently preferred by the customers). Lipstick is used for beautifying purposes to enhance the user’s look. It makes the lips soft and prevents lip splitting.

There have been tremendous improvements in the manufacture of lipsticks and cosmetics in general. Metal tubes and applicators were invented around 1915 which reduced the price of makeup. This new production method became popular.

Essential Ingredients for Lipstick Production

The following list explains the effect of the chemical and physical components of the ingredients on the manufacturing techniques. It highlights how it especially affects the blending process because this process is a minor part of the manufacturing process.

Lipsticks are produced according to the latest fashion fad. They are made in different colors and some come with fragrances. Lipsticks are made from pigments, dyes, and the base of scented oil wax.

Oil: It acts as a lubricant when the user uses lipstick on the lips and adds glossiness to the lipstick. Natural oils, especially castor oil are widely used more than artificial oils. The type of oil used affects the receptive features of the lipstick.

Scent: Scents are used to cloak the odor of the chemicals used in producing the lipsticks.

Wax: It makes the lipstick solid. As a manufacturer, you need to know the correct percentage of wax to use. Natural wax like beeswax, Candelila, and Carnauba wax is commonly used. Beeswax is produced by bees and helps to conserve skin moisture, especially for dry skin. Wax is also a lubricant, make the lipstick shine.

Dye: It gives a rich color to the lipstick. Some dyes are used to reduce color to add tints to colors.

Pigments: They are also used in producing lipsticks that are rich in colors.

Percentage of the major ingredients used in lipstick production

  • Wax: From 50 percent to 70 percent
  • Oil: From 20 percent to 30 percent
  • Fragrance, Pigment, and dye: From 5 percent to 15 percent

Features of a high-quality lipstick

As a manufacturer, for your product to stand out, your products need to have the following characteristics.

  • Compact: The weight should be light. It should not be uncomfortable to apply.

  • Usage length: The lipstick should stay for a considerable period on the lips. Nobody wants lipstick that wears off easily.: The lipsticks shade should be made available to users of all skin tones.

  • Lipstick color: The lipsticks should come in different colors for different skin types and skin tones. It is vital to do market research to know your target customer, their skin tone, skin type, and product preference.

  • Polished finish: The texture of the lipstick should be smooth and not coarse.

  • Pricing: The price of your products will depend upon the type of customer you are targeting. The price range of lipsticks varies, it depends on whether the lipstick is ordinary or an exclusive one. Ordinary lipsticks is relatively affordable while exclusive or custom-made lipstick is costly. Lip balms are cheaper than lipsticks.

  • Packaging: Most people judge a book by its cover. The packaging tells a lot about the product. It can attract the customer to check and buy or make the customer merely glance at it and pass it by. An attractive package tells the customer that the product inside would be interesting to check out. If you would like to save cost during production, use cheap dispensers for your lip balms. For the lipstick, use an ornate metal tube. The length of tube holders for lipsticks is normally 7.5 centimeters and the width is about 1.2 centimeters. Lip balms have shorter sizes. Therefore, ensure that your packages are measured according to the size of the cosmetics produced. The tube is made of a base and cover. The base can be twisted and slide up to shove the lipstick out for use but make sure the mechanism for pushing the lipstick out is easy.

In conclusion, ensure that your lipstick has attractive colors, maintains its quality, and follows the safety standards for products.