Making a shimmery evening dust to enhance your shoulders and collarbone is easy with a little bit of mica. The best micas for enhancing shimmer without making it look too obvious are gold, light pinks, silvers and white.
Why mica? Micas provide shimmer and sheen, while adding a sophisticated subtle amount of color that does not look garish or overpowering. Micas provide shimmer because a mica is a flat platelet that reflects and refracts light, similar to a diamond in the sun.
Depending on the amount of shimmer and sheen you want, 2 Tablespoons of mica in 16 ounces of powder can provide a healthy glow. In the photo above, the blob of yellow is the fragrance oil and the mica is on the right hand side.
Some ideas for mica in powders are:
Golden Decolletage Powder
Shimmery Fairy Dust Powder
Teenage Rave Powder
Sparkle Cheek Enhancer
Making powder is a messy operation. The powders are lighter than air and float everywhere. It’s delightful when the powders are floating gently out of the shaker and onto your skin. It’s not so delightful when the powders are floating gently all over your counters, into grout crevices, and into your lungs. A mask helps that last bit. The rest can’t be helped and you’ll want to keep a damp rag close by to stay on top of the cleaning process. If anyone comes up with a better way to keep the house clean during this process, please let me know.
Tomorrow, I’ll be in Seattle so will finish up the Talc Project instructions Sunday.