Viscous Lip Gloss – Day 2

Yesterday we made the Viscous Lip Gloss. It didn’t really set up and it was really clear, even after 30 minutes! Well when I came into work this morning I discovered that it had become more viscous and opaque! I guess I forgot to account for how much heat can build up in the kitchen during the day. I do have some important information that I have learned from this event. Well… make that two.

 

The first thing I learned is when making a lip gloss, if the kitchen is warm, it will take longer to set up. The second thing I learned is that this lip gloss will not pass the pocket test. This means that if put in a pants pocket, the lip gloss will melt and loose its viscosity. That means the best container for this lip gloss is a lip brush pen or a doe foot applicator. If I were making this for myself, I might leave it in a jar only if it was meant to stay on my vanity and be applied with a lip brush.

I also learned that observing a product/formulation over hours or days is just as important as the first initial minutes. What do you think?

Taylor

Lip Gloss after setting up overnight
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  1. “observing a product/formulation over hours or days is just as important as the first initial minutes.” Absolutely. I actually think it’s more important. And, with lip balm at least, doing the “pocket test” is almost mandatory. LOL. One more thing about lip balm flavoring… you never know the final “taste” until it sits for a few days. I happen to be making LBs right now. I just tasted the Green Tea with lanolin and tea tree (firefighters love this one), and I can’t taste the flavor at all. But I know, in a few days, it will be there and hopefully it will be just right. TIP: I keep butter knives in the freezer. When I need to test the consistency or taste, I just dip the tip of a cold butter knife into the melted balm. It cools onto the knife immediately and I get a pretty good idea of what the final product will be like.

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