January 21, 2017 at 1:32 am #18866MarieKeymaster
Perhaps silica? That stuff can definitely be drying!
(Also, I am loving following along here!)January 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm #18889
– 2g | beeswax
– 1g | candelilla wax
– 1.5g | e-wax (more washable, hopefully)
– 0.25g | castor oil
– 0.75g | jojoba oil
– 1g | v-glycerine
– 1/8 tsp | silica microspheres
The plan is to add enough alcohol to make something more of a “pourable” consistency, add the preservative, pour into the tin, and then set up next to a fan to encourage evaporation ASAP.
Will see how it goes!January 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm #18893
Awesome. So far, sounds valid. Everything looks proportional. Can’t wait to see how it works!January 21, 2017 at 1:33 pm #18915
So it’s curing up now and ready to test tomorrow. Unfortunately, I discovered that it’s fairly water-resistant (even with the increase in e-wax) and fairly smudge-proof. The unfortunate part of that is because I found out when I dropped it on the rug and had to spend an hour scrubbing it out of the carpet. On the plus side, if I wear it for mascara and eyeliner, then it should last all day!January 21, 2017 at 1:39 pm #18916
On the other plus side, it’s also cool to see the alcohol bubbling out of the mascara as it evaporates!January 21, 2017 at 2:49 pm #18921
Oh no! That sucks!! So sorry!!
That does sound cool about the bubbling😀January 21, 2017 at 4:28 pm #18924
Okay, bubbling alcohol, cool. The dropping, not cool. I’m so sorry. But it sounds like you might have hit a home run!January 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm #18951PennyParticipant
Mini, did you get pictures of the bubbling?
Does anyone have the cake mascara ingredients?January 21, 2017 at 8:25 pm #18976
I have all the ingredients she used.January 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm #18978
My favorite cake mascara by Besame Cosmetics:
Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Shellac Wax, Beeswax, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, D-Glucono – 1, 5 Lactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Iron Oxide (CI 77499).January 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm #18996
OK! I don’t have all THOSE ingredients!😳 Shellac wax?? I thought about buying some of the PVP and trying to make hair gel, but I talked myself out of it.January 21, 2017 at 11:22 pm #19008
Shellac wax is made with candelilla wax. 😂 So you have it. They use the wax to create varnish and shellac.January 22, 2017 at 7:14 am #19020
Ok so something between the first and second experiment would be great 😂 the candelilla wax made the whole cake way too brittle and flaky — Once it cured up I couldn’t get any product on my brush no matter how much water I tried mixing into it (and yes it was creating a puddle of activated mascara but it didn’t seem to want to stay on my face).
So the next experiment (#3) is this:
Decrease candelilla by 0.5g
Increase beeswax by 0.5g
Hoping it will work this time! Any advice before I start up (won’t do it today, I don’t have time)?January 22, 2017 at 7:52 am #19022MarieKeymaster
Hmm… maybe stearic acid as a thickener instead? Hmmmmmm…January 22, 2017 at 10:26 am #19031
Marie, are you meaning sub the candelilla wax for stearic? When I get around to making my own mascara, I will have to use little to no beeswax, due to allergies. So, I’m following this to get some ideas with how to proceed with my own recipe.
Looking at Besames recipe, they have stearic acid listed first. The next two are for emulsion and emulsion stabilization. Shellac wax and beeswax are fourth and fifth. So maybe make stearic acid 1.5-2 g, ewax 1-1.5 g, beeswax and candelilla .5g each?
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