You'll Never Look at Your Lipstick the Same Way After Seeing It Under a Microscope
When you buy a new lipstick, you probably note its colour, texture, and longevity, but have you ever stopped to think about why your favourite lip products look and feel the way they do? Well if you have, Reddit user Amy Oyler (also known as The Scientific Mum) has some answers! Oyler swatched some of her favourite lip products from Tarte, Benefit, Wet N Wild, and more, then inspected them beneath a microscope. The results were a colourful, crystal wonderland!
Oyler's experiment revealed a seriously gorgeous side of makeup chemistry, and luckily for us she's not finished. She promised commenters in the Reddit thread of her microscope photos that she'll try eye shadow, highlighter, and blush next! We can't wait to see how our favourite shimmery highlights look close up — we're prepared for a magical, Frozen-esque wonderland.
Read on for some of Oyler's fascinating lipstick images and takeaways, then check out her full breakdown of the curious science of makeup production on her blog.