Our Lip Liquids are super easy to use lake dyes or pigments predispersed in castor oil.
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Our predispersed liquids are not only easier to use and less messy than working with powders (which we also sell), they have been specially milled to make sure that the dyes are well-dispersed into the oil. As a result, there is no chance of grittiness or "blooms" of color which are the result of a dye or pigment that has been poorly dispersed (or hand-mixed) into the oil.
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i purchased the lip dyes. how can i convert the drops into grams i want to be able to sell lip products so i need to measure to be more consident thanks for your help
Most lipsticks require a lot of color and coloring a single bullet "drop by drop" is not likely to be how you do it. You are more likely to measure "spoon by spoon". Also, there is going to be some small amount of separation in the product as the pigments will tend to sink in the bottle. So things will be heavier at the bottom of the bottle than the top. Finally, pigments weight different amounts, some are heavier than others, so a drop of Black will be heavier than, for example a drop of Blue #1.
I am telling you all this so as to somewhat discourage your approach because I fear it will become quickly incorrect. Here is what I would do:
First, I would gently heat up the liquids in the bottles so they are thinner and easier to shake and I would shake before use.
Then, I would come up with some color blends that suit me, using ONLY the colors (In my experience, the base doesn't change the color that much, so I keep it simple and only work with the colors). For example, I would try a drop of brown, 2 drops of white and 1 drop of Red #7. If I loved that color, then I would pull out my scale and I'd do this:
First, I'd weigh each of the bottles of color (with their tops off) and write that amount in grams down. I might get something like this:
Brown is 21 grams, White is 20 grams, Red #7 is 10 grams.
Then I would re-make my color, in a somewhat larger batch (let's say 4x larger). So, I would measure 4 drops brown, 8 drops white and 4 drops Red #7. I'd swatch that, fuss with it, maybe add another drop of white. Fuss some more, tweak, add another drop of Red #7, and just play until I got to exactly the color I wanted. No scale involved here, just adding drops of color and swatching. Staying very left brain.
When I've got the color I want, I would re-weigh the bottles of color (with their tops off). They will all weigh less because I've removed something from them. For example, maybe now the Brown is 19 grams, the White is 17 grams and the Red #7 is 5 grams.
Using a calculator I would subtract the new number from the starting number and I'd get my recipe. In this instance, the receipe would be:
Brown: 2 grams
White: 3 grams
Red #7: 5 grams
Hope this helps, and You're Welcome!
When labeling a lip gloss using the lip liquid, what should my label say for instance if I used Red 7 & Red 6?
After listing your ingredients for your lip gloss, you would put the color additives behind the "May Contain" phrase, in this case, for example:
May Contain: Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850:1)
Do these lip liquids have to Batch Certified if I plan to sell my products?
Yes. You may use them to make lip products for resale with no problem.
How do I make a vibrant lip gloss instead of sheer glosses?
You may use our Lip Liquids 100% on the lips like a "lip tar" if you want. And then you can texturize them with other ingredients as you wish.
To make things "non sheer" it is good to use a backbone color that is a pigment such as Titanium Dioxide White or Red Iron Oxide. Both are availabe in liquid and powder form.