The wax which is used in lipsticks is a combination of three types of wax, namely – beeswax, candelilla wax and carnauba wax. Candelilla wax is derived from the leaves of the Candelilla shrub. Carnauba wax is a type of plant wax, which is obtained from the leaves of Brazilian wax palm trees, and is more expensive than beeswax and candelilla wax. Therefore, lipsticks that contain more amount of carnauba wax tend to be expensive. Wax, as an ingredient enables lipstick to be molded into its characteristic shape.
Lipstick Ingredients: What is Lipstick Made of?