Mineral make-up filler round up (with iron oxides): Boron nitride & boron glow

BORON NITRIDEBoron nitride is a create addition to iron oxides as it can make the matte colours sparkle and will offer some translucency.As with the other iron oxide filler tests, I used the Aster matte pigment grind from TKB Trading. I doubled the recipe to be…3.2 grams manganese violet1.0 grams ultramarine pink1.0 grams ultramarine blueI’m…...

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Mineral make-up filler round-up (with iron oxides): Silk mica

Mich very kindly sent me a sample of TKB Trading’s silk mica to try, so I’ve been including it in everything lately. (It may be similar to mica powder from MakingCosmetics.com but the micron size is different!) But what exactly is it? Silk mica is a colourless, translucent mica with a large particle size of…...

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Mineral make-up filler round-up (with iron oxides): Talc

For more information on talc, please click here. For more information on talc as a filler with micas, please click here. The grind: I used the Aster matte pigment grind from TKB Trading. I doubled the recipe to be…3.2 grams manganese violet1.0 grams ultramarine pink1.0 grams ultramarine blueI did not include any base as I’m…...

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Share your post ideas!

Although I’m really enjoying experimenting with and writing about mineral make-up, I need to take a break while I replenish my supplies and play with new recipes. So I’m looking to you – my awesome, talented, extremely knowledgeable readers – to give me some suggestions for posts!I’ve had a suggestion for using powdered extracts –…...

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Mineral make-up filler round-up (with iron oxides): Titanium dioxide

I’m posting two posts a day just to keep them separate! And now for more on titanium dioxide! (To see titanium dioxide in action as a filler with mica, please click here…) The grind: I used the Aster matte pigment grind from TKB Trading. I doubled the recipe to be…3.2 grams manganese violet1.0 grams ultramarine…...

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Mineral make -up filler round up (with iron oxides): Treated sericite

After using the fillers at ridiculous levels with micas, I thought I’d do a filler round-up using the matte colours (iron oxide, ultramarine, manganese violet, and chromium pigments) and the fillers at the suggested usage levels. Let’s take a look at treated sericite with matte pigments.If you want to see sericite mica mixed with a…...

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Body shimmer!

I really like body shimmer products. My best friend loves them for when she is belly dancing, and I think they add a little sparkle to an otherwise boring day. You can make this in any colour you want…here’s my version of gold and silver. Try this body shimmer for Hallowe’en – in extreme colours…...

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Pressing eye shadows: Powder binders – magnesium myristate

Sorry I didn’t post this on September 17th like I planned – I was studying for a math test and simply forgot to check my posts!Magnesium myristate at 10% in a powder is supposed to be a good binder. So I thought I’d try it! To 1/2 tsp (2.5 cc) of eye shadow powder I…...

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Pressing eye shadows: Liquid binders – denatured alcohol

I thought I dismissed the idea of alcohol far too quickly, so I tried it this morning. To 1.0 grams of paradise eye shadow I added 20 drops or 0.2 grams of denatured alcohol. I put it into the container as I figured this would be easier. It didn’t make as much mess as the…...

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Pressing eye shadows: Liquid binders – dimethicone

I figured dimethicone would be a good choice as a non-oil binder. It’s not volatile like cyclomethicone, and it comes in different weights so I could use a light weight one to mimic the success I had with fractionated coconut oil. Because it’s an oil, you don’t need to add a preservative and it is…...

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