Using Ronaspheres in anhydrous products: Concealer sticks

Please note: I have no idea where to get Ronaspheres any more. I used to get them at Voyageur, now no one carries them. You can try using sericite mica or another type of filler when you are working with oil or oil-in-water products.  Concealer sticks are intended to be used as a spot concealer,...

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Hydrovance vs. urea (updated)

Jelena posted the following question: Do you know what is the difference between Hydrovance (INCI: Hydroxyethyl Urea) and Urea (INCI: Urea)? Which one is more moisturizing?   The short answer? I think the Hydrovance. Now for the long answer… Urea is a good humectant, found in the stratum corneum of our skin. It is a...

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Using Ronaspheres in emulsions: Oil free foundation

Yes, I know this is technically a picture of a light coverage oil including foundation – one you’ve seen for a few days – but I like to illustrate my posts with pictures, when I can, and I forgot to take a picture of my oil free foundation! I have oily, acne prone, red, aging...

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Using Ronaspheres in emulsions: Liquid Foundations – medium to heavy coverage

We create heavier coverage foundations by including titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Both of these ingredients add whitening and opacity to a formula. You will want to use oil soluble titanium dioxide, although water soluble will work in an emulsified formula. I’m going to suggest you try making a light foundation first as a test...

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Using Ronaspheres in emulsions: Liquid Foundations – light coverage

Ronaspheres are ideal for inclusion in emulsions and anhydrous products, so when creating a liquid foundation, these would be your first choice as a filler to offer oil absorbency (ironic, considering you’re putting it in oil!) and light refraction in a light to medium coverage foundation. If you want a more medium to heavy coverage...

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Chilliwack craft group – jewellery making

This is an example of our two tiered earrings with the two loops! As you can see I am using plastic shepherd hooks because I can’t wear metal in my ears! I hope you enjoyed the incredibly chaotic class yesterday! If you’re interested in learning more about jewellery making, please join us Thursday, September 17...

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Mineral make-up ingredients: A closer look at Ronaspheres LDP

Ronasphere LDP is a product similar to Micronaspheres in that it is a spherical, silica based product. Only in this case, the silica spheres are coated with titanium dioxide and iron oxide instead of silicone dioxide. Silica coated in titanium dioxide and zinc oxide designed to be close to the “light refraction index of the...

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Creating a base from scratch – part 2

Welcome back to my experiments with foundation bases. I know what I don’t want to do at this point – include bismuth oxychloride – so I decided to try something with a foundation base I know well. My finishing powder. I know it works well as a blush base, and I know it works well...

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Creating a base from scratch – part 1

There are few things I love more than getting new ingredients and spending the day in the workshop. The electrical work is done, which means I can listen to the radio, turn on the light, and have my double boiler going, so it’s just that little bit closer to being heaven for me! I wanted...

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Links to mineral make-up sites

If you’re really interested in mineral make-up, here are a few sites to keep you busy for the foreseeable future!In my opinion, the best site for colour blends for foundations has to be the (now defunct) Cosmetic Formulator, linked here through the wayback machine. If you like what you see, please PDF it so you...

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