Notes and info on titanium dioxide in cosmetics, and how to use it in your own homemade makeup.
Mica pigments, mica powder, mica makeup, and mica alternatives for mica-free makeup ;3
I don't [want to] know what started this trend of doing a check on makeup to test flammability, but... yes. Yes, it is flammable. There are many chemicals in your makeup, and yes they do catch fire. Some of the ingredients come with the warning "slight fire hazard. Powder/air mixture may ignite or explode in … Continue reading Please don’t light your makeup on fire
Making Trends is a series centered around makeup trends online and how anyone can make the required products themselves at home from scratch. This isn't a casual DIY as learning about cosmetic ingredients is a must, but it isn't a huge time or money investment the way hobbies full of passion can sometimes be. Definitely worth a try for any makeup enthusiast on a budget! Smokey Eye post
A summary of information and instruction on homemade powder cosmetics, including eyeshadows, foundations, highlighters, and any other powder you'll need.
You may need several base powders for different pigments in your shadows, highlighters, blushes, contours, and foundations. Different pigments require different base properties. Micas as colorants won't need as much aid in oil absorption and color retention as iron oxides do. Opacity isn't an issue for iron oxides but poses problems in mica-colored shades. And … Continue reading Formulating A Base- New Chart!
A summary of my understanding of uncolored mica powder's uses in handmade/handcrafted/DIY makeup and cosmetics.