A couple of notes about acne, break outs, and sensitive skin

A lot of us turn to making our own products because we suffer from acne or other skin problems or our skin is so sensitive, we can’t seem to use any commercial products without some degree of suffering. Let’s check out the definitions for various words we tend to use when we’re talking about skin...

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Weight vs. volume (updated)

For the most part, most of the recipes you’ll see for bath and body products are in weights because it’s the most accurate way to get the results you want. And most recipes you’ll see for mineral make-up tend to be in volume measurements – teaspoons, scoops, and so on – because we’re dealing with...

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

If you haven’t figure it out by now, then let me declare my love of micronaspheres! I use these in just about every product I make because I love the oil absorption and I love the way they feel on my skin. You can use them at up to 100%, so they are an ideal...

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

Bismuth oxychloride is supposed to offer good coverage, good shine (too much for some!), and good adhesion. It plays well as a filler in micas, so let’s see how it works with matte pigments.As you can see, it doesn’t do much. At 1 cc colour grind to 1 scoop (0.15 cc) bismuth oxychloride (13%), there...

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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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