Mineral make-up: Fun with eye shadows!

We had our biggest craft group ever yesterday! 41 kids came to learn how to make mineral make-up, including eye shadows, lip balms, and finishing powders with some henna tattoos on the side. It was great fun, and over the last few weeks, I’ve been learning new things to keep them interested. (And this is...

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Duplicating products: Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer

Pam suggested we take a look at Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer as a possible duplication. Here’s the ingredient list:Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), candelilla cera (euphorbia cerifera, cire de candelilla) wax, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, cera carnauba (copernicia cerifera,...

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A few thoughts on mineral make-up

There’s been a lot of talk about mineral make-up lately, and I thought I’d address a few of the issues I’ve seen… Fillers: Fillers aren’t a bad thing – they’re necessary. Fillers are what give the pigments adhesion, water proofing, shine, skin protecting qualities, and so on. Without fillers, you’ve just got some mica that...

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Mineral make-up: Craft group eye shadow from Alyssa, Christy, Julie & Emily

You might remember Alyssa as the amazing colour blender who created the ever so lovely and shiny cappuccino from the posts on brown eye shadows. Well, she’s back, and as usual she has created something pretty awesome she called the Rainbow Explosion! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture from her, so I suggest trying this...

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Mineral make-up: Craft group eye shadow from Claire

Claire always comes up with some interesting combinations of colours. This one is a very nice pink, suitable for any occasion. And, yes, I admit, I am terrible at taking pictures, especially under the yellow lights of the library meeting room, and I know this picture does not do her beautiful creation justice. Sorry!MIDNIGHT STAR...

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