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  • #18354
    Zil
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    So I had left over Eye Shadow Base and Cosmetic Base from the blog and am doing the math of how to use the old base as part of the new base. Well let me tell you, if only growing up my math teachers told me I’d need math for makeup I would have enjoyed it much more!

    #18364
    Cynnara
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    Amen. And needing math for anything soap, lotion, and more. Evil math. Preferred history. lol

    #18433
    Penny
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    I was thinking this exact same thing yesterday in class! But if my teachers told me I’d need this kind of math for cosmetic making, I would have laughed myself off my rocker. Makeup is new for me!

    #18547
    Cristie
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    Ugh. Math comes in to my brain, swims around thrashing wildly and leaves, leaving a mess in my head.

    #18559
    Penny
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    Wine?

    #18577
    BelindaSK
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    I was a financial analyst in my former life, but I get the hate. All that math is slipping away from me now that I’m more of a running errands, doing laundry, cooking and child care kinda girl.

    #18663
    Cristie
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    Wine helps all things math and at all times, Penny 😀. Except breakfast. I draw the line at breakfast.

    Belinda, running the house makes us Einstein’s with measures. Half of 1 1/2 cups is 3/4 cup and 3 TSP always equals 1 tbsp. Those are ingrained in our heads early on with our mommy careers.
    But when I see Marie’s recipe call for 3/64 of something, I become self doubtful and agonize… Does she mean a third of the 1/64 little spoon or do I scoop three times with the 1/64 spoon?????
    It’s like I’m back in 3rd grade but this time there’s no one to whisper the question to when teachers back is turned.

    Where did my common sense suddenly go?

    #18679
    Penny
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    Cristie!! Your common sense is at the bottom of the wine bottle! Quick! Drink! Get it! You can do it!!!

    I so know what you are saying when Marie talks about 1/126 or 7/16. It does my head in! I think Marie needs to add in a quick math chapter in new editions and later books. A math refresher chapter.

    #18706
    BelindaSK
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    *hiccup* CaNT dOO MaTH noW *hic* 2Oo MUcH winE….

    OK, wait a minute! I thought when Marie said 3/64, she meant 3 scoops of 1/64. Cause that’s how I did it. Are y’all telling me that’s not right?? If so, my makeup is not done right. It still looks great though! Wore my new foundation and blush all day today. I didn’t get any weird looks…

    #18764
    Cynnara
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    There will be no New Math. None. You hear me! 3/64 is 1/64 + 1/64 + 1/64.

    *grumbles into corner about the crazy New Math people.*

    #18770
    BelindaSK
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    OK, that’s what I thought too, Cyn! Whew! I was hoping I wasn’t going to have to start solving math problems.

    #18826
    Cynnara
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    Sometimes I think the world has gone 😜 crazy.

    #25946
    DIYdebbie
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    I just got the book, and I’m dying to dive right in, though I’m telling myself that I can’t go buy all these new ingredients until after my move. I already make soap, lotions, and a thousand other crafts (can you say fabric up the wazoo?), so lots to move 1000 miles already. But my mind is whirling with thoughts of what I will make, and I’ve got some questions that may be stupid, but I’m from an era where make-up was basic (blush, lipstick, mascara, eye shadow)

    Make it up questions:
    1. What is the difference between lipstick and lip paint? I don’t mean ingredients, but in terms of practical use.
    2. Where do you put highlighter?
    3. Do you use bronzer in place of blush? If not, where do you put bronzer?
    4. Does anyone have a picture of the Top Shelf eye shadow pallet? It’s not in the book, and I think that’s the one I want to make. Marie?
    5. Glittery eye shadows make my eyes itch, and I was told that it’s probably an allergy to mica. Is sericite mica the same as the sparkly micas?

    Thank you for any and all information – I know this is a lot.
    If any of you are into lotions (Marie), Camden Grey has a lot of unusual oils and butters, and you can get small amounts to try. They have some ingredients needed for make up, but it’s a soap supply site mainly. Still, worth checking out. Their prices are good.

    #27692
    BelindaSK
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    Difference in lipstick vs lip paint….for me, they do the same job but the application of said product is different. One is a stick versus one using a brush to apply to lips.

    I use highlighter above my blush to highlight my non-existent cheekbones and on my eyelids if the micas are eye safe.

    You can use bronzer in place of blush if it is dark enough or your skin is pale. I use bronzer all over my face to give it a bit more color.

    I have not made the Top Shelf eye shadows but I’m trying to get back into making makeup. I’ve been busy with life lately and have only been making things out of necessity (meaning I’m running out of stuff! Haha!).

    I have no idea if sericite mica is the same as colored micas. I would do a patch test before making anything with it. Also, check out the INCI for sericite vs mica to see if they are the same or similar. That could be a clue. Colored micas are usually a blend of things, so it could be a specific ingredient within the mica you are allergic to.

    Hope this info is helpful!

    #27702
    DIYdebbie
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    Thank you! I appreciate the info!
    I got a good job, so I didn’t move, but life has been crazy with mega changes. I’ve only made eye liner, and am still tweaking the color on foundation. Just got some little containers today, and I’m dying to make a mascara that doesn’t flake off by afternoon.

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