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  • #18866
    Marie
    Keymaster

    Perhaps silica? That stuff can definitely be drying!

    (Also, I am loving following along here!)

    #18889
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    Second experiment:

    – 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!

    #18893
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Awesome. So far, sounds valid. Everything looks proportional. Can’t wait to see how it works!

    #18915
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    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!

    #18916
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    On the other plus side, it’s also cool to see the alcohol bubbling out of the mascara as it evaporates!

    #18921
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    Oh no! That sucks!! So sorry!!

    That does sound cool about the bubbling😀

    #18924
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Okay, bubbling alcohol, cool. The dropping, not cool. I’m so sorry. But it sounds like you might have hit a home run!

    #18951
    Penny
    Participant

    Mini, did you get pictures of the bubbling?

    Does anyone have the cake mascara ingredients?

    #18976
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    I have all the ingredients she used.

    #18978
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    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).

    #18996
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    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.

    #19008
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Shellac wax is made with candelilla wax. 😂 So you have it. They use the wax to create varnish and shellac.

    #19020
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    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)?

    #19022
    Marie
    Keymaster

    Hmm… maybe stearic acid as a thickener instead? Hmmmmmm…

    #19031
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    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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