We’ve been industrious this month, designing a Mineral Make Up Making system. Mineral Make Up has gotten really popular as of late, partially because of its message of purity and naturalness. The claims are impressive: “Make-up that’s good for your skin!”, “superior coverage!”, “amazing, natural look without man-made chemicals,” “natural and preservative-free so allergic reactions are a thing of the past!”, “no Nano-Particles!”, “no allergy risk!”, “save you time and money, these are actually good for our skin!”, “pure formulations are safer!”, and “You can sleep in it!”
Bramble Berry doesn’t claim any of those things. We’ll leave that to the infomercials. We just have all the ingredients and the know-how to mix the exceedingly pricey mineral make up yourself, at home, for personal use or to start your own mineral make up empire.
I had fun today, playing some of the formulations that we’re designing for our own Mineral Make Up Instructional book. Check out all of the colors I created in under an hour!
Starting out, I tried to figure out what I wanted to blend. Having little inspiration, I decided to blend a color to match the table.
A little Shamrock Green, Pearly White, Sericite and Aqua Pearl matched the shade of the table close to perfectly.
One thing that surprised me was how different the shades appeared on my hand compared to the white paper. The peach tones in my hand warmed up the blend and made it more appealing and shimmery.
Adding Black Luster Mica, Kaolin Clay and Titanium Dioxide provided the differing shades and hues on the paper. It was thrilling to see how much variation came from just one small addition. The combination of ingredients is mind boggling in its infinite color choices.
This is just the start of the mineral make up eye shadow kit that we’re working on. I designed a subtle peach golden-y colors that I’ll be trying this week. I’m going for a warm, sun-kissed, subtle look that brightens up my eyes and makes me appear as though I’ve just come back from a sleep-filled vacation.
Let’s hope the homemade eye shadow creation doesn’t make me appear jaundiced and in need of a good light treatment.