In light of the recent speculations on Lime Crime’s lipsticks being repackaged as well as their eye shadows, I spoke to Morgana Minerals, a company that makes their own vegan lipsticks. I happen to LOVE these lipsticks, so I contacted Melissa of Morgana Minerals to ask her about her lipstick creation process.
While it certainly is a labor of love, she creates small batches and is constantly improving upon her formula to make the lipsticks creamy and long-wearing.
Melissa told me that her process is something like this:
She first mixes the pigments in a grinder.
Then she adds that mix to a melted base and stirs until it’s mixed to her liking.
She will then add flavor and vitamin e, etc, in varying degrees depending upon the color.
Next she will pour the mixture into the mold and pop this into the fridge for an hour or so.
Then she will insert the tubes onto the bottoms and pull them out of her 12 cavity anodized aluminum lipstick mold.
She normally makes 6 to 7 lipsticks in one color at a time, which keeps her batches small and her colors very fresh.
She even made a little video exclusive for me to post here for everyone to see: