January 24, 2017 at 9:32 pm #19263
Ok, so do you think a pinch of silica balls added to 4g of base, plus pigment would do it? Or should be more. I’ve about 2lbs of silica balls at home so I’m not too worried about wasting them. I more worried about not finding the right mica’s again!January 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm #19280
Too many might give you sticky irritants. Call it 3 and start there?January 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm #19281
She’s trying to replicate Cake Mascara from Besame Cosmetics. She doesn’t have stearic acid, which is listed as the first ingredient, so she’s adding ewax and playing around with the other percentages to try and recreate a similar product.January 24, 2017 at 10:16 pm #19282
I have no idea what comment I thought I was responding to. I’m going to bed. Night night! Ladies of my tribe❤😘January 24, 2017 at 10:24 pm #19287
I was going to ask… huh? Sweet dream Belinda!
Cyn, the base recipe for eye liners is 4g of the base. Plus pigment. My question was of how much silica balls to add into the base recipe. I saw Sarah mention a pinch when she talked about awesome long wearing eyeliner.January 24, 2017 at 10:34 pm #19290
If you did 3g, could you go up and down from there? Or does that depend on the formula? I know the spheres can be irritating if too much, it would depend on the size of the pinch?January 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm #19301
Changing 4g to 3g of the base recipe from the book, means figuring out the precentage of pigments then experimenting to see if those ratios work and if your math was good It is just easier to stay with 4g of the base ingredient of the eye liner, the same amount of pigment to keep everything the same and then sharing the final recipe is easier as everyone is on the same page.January 25, 2017 at 7:34 am #19308
GRRR okay maybe someone can help. I can’t figure out why my experiment is so much less opaque than the pure cream eyeliner I made. I used more pigment per gram in the cake mascara than in the cream eyeliner and it’s still semi-transparent.January 25, 2017 at 7:35 am #19309
Also, silica microspheres are awesome, and I use them to set my eyeliner, mascara, concealer, and lipstick edges!January 25, 2017 at 8:54 am #19313
So when you added pigment, no change in the amounts? Just adding the silica spheres? They diffuse light, but I’m not sure they’d create that much of a difference in opacity.January 25, 2017 at 9:16 am #19318
Have you looked over on http://www.chemistscorner.com ? They have a lot of info on cosmetic chemistry and formulation. Chemists Corner and Beauty Brains are both run by Perry Romanowski, a cosmetic chemist. Both are great sites to follow to learn about anything related to cosmetics. Chemists Corner does free webinars too, to help you learn about formulation. I am out of ideas as to why your color is more sheer. The only thing I can think of is it has to do with the ewax, since that is the main difference from Marie’s recipe. Maybe we can get Marie to chime in with a suggestion?February 3, 2017 at 9:06 pm #19661
Mini, any luck so far?February 4, 2017 at 6:32 am #19666
Sadly work has swamped me recently so I’ve temporarily postponed this experiment until I can get my hands on some stearic acid.February 5, 2017 at 12:45 am #19749
I so wish you lived closer! I’ve tons of stearic acid from the chemist shop! It was so cheap!February 5, 2017 at 8:00 am #19759
Yes, Barb, my twin and I wish we could just pop over for a nice visit, like you’re a next door neighbor or something, and an ingredient exchange/super craft making session! That would be so cool!!
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