I finally decided on what to purchase for the Lumiere Pre-Buy. I bought only 1 brush, The larger flat top. I really wanted to jump in and buy the whole set, but I couldn’t justify spending that amount of money for brushes I didn’t absolutely need. Now that they put more pics up I’m thinking of adding the retractable kabuki to my order. Even though these are the softest brushed ever, I have to admit that I might prefer natural hair to synthetic. I find that I get better application with Natural hairs. My absolute favourite brush right now is probably my cheapest purchase, it’s my badger flat-top from coastal scents. Unfortunately I don’t think that they carry it anymore. My second favourite is my shadow blending brush from Coastal Scents, also my cheasest purchase at $1.99.
I finally broke down and ordered TKB’s pop-mica sampler kit and have been making eye-shadows like crazy. The new pop colours really allow you get great colors from mixing. If you are at all interested in making your own eye-shadows and blushes, TKB offers a great kit for the beginners, The Easy Eyeshadow Kit for $19. This kit is perfect for beginners, It includes enough product for at least 8 pots of eyeshadow, instructions and some of the tools you will need. If you like the idea of making your own makeup then I would suggest to just jump right it, it’s easier to do than you may think and very rewarding.
I have been making so much makeup lately that I ran out of jars pretty quickly, I did a bit of research and found that the best price for jars, for the hobbyist can be found on ebay. The cheapest prices I have found, so far, are with “Container and Sample Jars For You“. These jars are also great if you are into sampling before buying.
I love concocting my own Mineral Makeup, especially eyeshadow (see previous posts under the category of Make Your Own Mineral Makeup). And with hearing so much lately on the do-it-yourself craze, I thought that I might share a few of my favourite
- What’s New In the Industry, the TKB trading blog. They occasionally have article on how the create your own mineral makeup.
- Solarcat’s Eco Blog, she has some recipes on how to make lotions that I’ve always wanted to try.
- Not Martha, I great website with some fun, cute crafts. I’d love to try making her recipe for lip balm.
- Craftster, OK so this one isn’t totally makeup related, but they have some incredibly talented people posting on their forums, so if your ever want to find out how to make, well anything, this is the first place that I’d look.
- The Conservatorie, This site has some great starter recipes, they are a great base for building your own formulations.
There are so many resources on how to make your own makeup and beauty products. My best advice would be to look at the ingredients in your favourite mineral cosmetics and read-up about them. You will be amazed at everything you learn, and soon be ready to try your hand at making your own. As with all do it yourself cosmetics, please read all of the directions carefully (some ingredients can be harmful), these are not suitable crafts for children, and try a test swatch before applying new products to your face (especially eyeshadow). But most of all have fun!
I’ve been eyeing TKB’s Pop Mica pigments for a few day now. This is exactly what I have been waiting for, a bunch of primary colours perfect for mixing your own custom colours. Pair them up with a few interference colours (mica’s that “flip” from one colour to another) and you can create some incredible colours! I can’t wait to get my grubby little mitts on some of these.
While browsing through TKB’s website yesterday, I was thinking, “wouldn’t it be awesome if they came up with a kit?” Well guess what!? They did. for $19 you get just about everything you need to make your own mineral eyeshadow. And if you follow the link, they provide a tutorial (video, and picture) on how to make your own mineral makeup. Can you tell I’m excited? 🙂