This is a simple-to-make cake makeup that may be poured into a pan or made into a foundation stick. You may adjust the firmness by that amount of wax that you add.

Note that weights are always used when making cosmetics rather than volume. When blending small amounts of pigments, accuracy is needed. A cup of feathers is not equal to a cup of lead balls, so using volume is not accurate. Invest in a good scale that can measure fractions of grams.

Formulas should always add up to 100%. That makes it easy to make adjustments. That way, if you use more of one ingredient, you know how much less of a similar ingredient to use. We provide our recipes in percentages, rather than absolute weights, so that you can scale production up or down accordingly.

 

Ingredients: 

% Wt.

Phase A

 

Jojoba Oil (or other medium viscosity oil)

18.54

Capric Caprylic Triglyeride (or other light oil)

15.54

Light Oil of Choice or Dimethicone

12.36

Cocoa Butter

10.30

Candelilla Wax 

10.30

Carnauba Wax 

1.03

Magnesium Stearate 

1.03

Vitamin E 

0.51

Phase B

 

Foundation Blend up to 1% or more if needed

0.56

Cosmetic Kaolin

18.00

Titanium Dioxide

10.82

Silica or Boron Nitride (optional)

0.25

Preservative as needed

0.15

 Procedure: 

Combine phase A ingredients; heat to 80°C/176. 

Blend phase B ingredients until uniform. Sift phase B into phase A at 80°C/176°F slowly; mix thoroughly at slow speed. 

Let cool to 70°C/158°F. Pour into pans. Cool to room temperature.