Comparable Humblebee recipe to Burt's Bee lipstick colour?

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  • #23224
    kathym
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    Hi there,

    I adore Burt’s Bee’s Fig lip stick. It is a beautiful colour on me. Does anyone have any idea if any of Marie’s lovely lip colours are close?

    thanks!
    kathy

    #23228
    Marlene
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    If you could post a picture of the color that would be more helpful.

    #23229
    kathym
    Participant

    I don’t see how to add a photo… oh maybe img? burts bees fig lip shimmer

    #23230
    kathym
    Participant

    It’s not a super strong colour, but very close to my natural lip colour.

    #23232
    Penny
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    Ummm… which one is the fig?
    And, can you provide us with more information, ingredients? And I like to see a swatch of colour. I usually take the colour on a standard peice of white paper and streak it gently. I find it is easier to recreate!

    #23465
    Cynnara
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    It’s the next to last. It’s a reddish brown- like a raisin colour. Hmmm. I have no idea unless I go play, but I think some brown mica, perhaps a hint of burgundy mica might help create the colour.

    #23468
    kathym
    Participant

    Hopefully I’m doing this right… I’m surprised that it is indeed brownish pink/red! Thanks for your help Cynnara and Penny!

    https://drive.google.com/a/kathymercure.com/file/d/0B40H9LwGrboORV9lb1M1YUpxSWs/view?usp=sharingBurt's Bees Fig
    https://drive.google.com/a/kathymercure.com/file/d/0B40H9LwGrboOX1E3Z1pMVUhHck0/view?usp=sharingOn my lips

    I’m not sure where to save this so it can be seen as a picture. I saved the photos to my Google Drive, but they don’t show up. Let me know if you have any troubles.

    Thanks again,

    kathy

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    #23472
    kathym
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    Of course, if one were to actually read the side panel, one might see how to do it…

    Burt’s Bees Fig

    BUT OMG, that’s stoopidly complicated!

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    #23473
    kathym
    Participant

    One last try before I give up…  fig on my lips

    View post on imgur.com

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    #23481
    Penny
    Participant

    HEY! I think I made that!

    But the way I made it I wanted shimmery sparkley not a solidishy colour. I used carmine with aztec gold mica and hot pink mica to get the colour. So… I’d use a tube lip gloss base with carmine and some brown oxide and a tich of yellow to get that colour. The shine seems to come from the oils (perhaps sweet almond or jojoba or even cocoa butter I find gives me that nice shine), and colourants.

    Mica’s will lightly tint your lips (barely barely tint them unless you add in a bunch but that sometimes can cause more issues than it is worth), but from the swatch on the paper, it looks like they used oxides to give you a fuller coverage of colour.

    What are the ingredients? I think I hear a blog post to hack this.

    #23487
    BelindaSK
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    Barb, carmine, gold, and pink sounds like a gorgeous color combo! I so need to start creating stuff again now that the kiddo’s going back to school!!

    #23489
    Penny
    Participant

    I posted the carmine+gold+pink lippy picture on instagram. You said you loved that colour! I love that recipe as a base, then apply a softer gloss over top. Good golly, I don’t need to re-apply for the whole day!

    #23522
    kathym
    Participant

    Burt’s Bees Fig Lip Shimmer ingredients: castor oil, sunflower oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, pepper mint oil, cocoa butter, cera carnauba, shea butter, strawberry seed oil, apricot kernel oil, black current oil, rosemary leaf extract, elderberry seed oil, tocopherol, canola oil, soybean oil, limonene, CI 77019 (mica), CI 77491, 77492, 77499 iron oxides, CI 75470 carmine, aluminia, CI 77891 titanium dioxide.
    Holy crazy amount of ingredients!

    Do you have a website or somewhere where you share recipes, Penny? I’d love to see it. I’m not one to make my own recipes… Thanks!

    #23570
    Penny
    Participant

    Hello! Good morning!

    Ok, looking at the recipe, I would suggest dropping a ton of that stuff and replacing the base with Marie’s Scottish Rose Salve. You can change up the beeswax for some C- waxes if you can’t do beeswax. I’d personally suggest keeping the rose wax, but if you don’t have it, I’d up the sweet almond oil or castor. This is still one of my absolute favourite lippy’s of Maries. I just looked and there are two variously used tubes in my purse at the moment.

    And all that would be left is colouring. Here are links to the specific colours: Mica: Gold, Red Oxide, Brown Oxide, Black Oxide, Mica Carmine (neat!), Mica Beige, Titanium Dioxide.

    CI 77019: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Mica-Gold_p_212.html
    CI 77491: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Iron-Oxide-Red_p_203.html
    77492: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Iron-Oxide-Brown-Liquid_p_205.html
    77499: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Iron-Oxide-Black_p_201.html
    CI 75470: http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Mica-Carmine-Red_p_210.html
    CI 77891:http://www.makingcosmetics.com/Mica-Beige_p_206.html

    When it comes to colours, all that is left is to play around with the colourants in varying amounts to get the colour you are looking for. I can help you with recipes, creating bases and what not, but for the colours, I am of no real help. Once I have a colourant recipe to begin with, the next time I can play from there. But creating various makeup colours? I am still trying to perfect the Make It Up Foundation colours. Since January.

    #23572
    kathym
    Participant

    Thanks, Penny, I don’t like the taste of rose on my lips (and as much as I adore the scent, it is too strong for me), so I’d likely go with mint. I guess I’ll just have to play around, as you said. I have all of those colours except Mica Carmine Red and Mica Beige, but I do have liquid carmine. I really must get some powder. I generally purchase from Saffire Blue in Canada, but I might have to switch to another because they haven’t had it in over a year.

    I generally use one recipe for lip balm, but I’ll follow one of Marie’s recipes for a lip stick or a lip shimmer.

    I was lucky with Marie’s foundation. In another post, I shared that even though the Medium Neutral recipe turns out to be substantially darker in colour than the mineral foundation I used to use, the colour is perfect and completely takes away the very red tone of my skin. I just added a titch more yellow. I also adore that there is oil in it, which makes it adhere to my skin better. I am so glad I can now make my own foundation. One day I’ll venture into the eyebrow, concealer, and cheek colour…

    Thanks Penny!

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