March 23, 2017 at 5:33 pm #21245PennyParticipant
Oh C those rasperrish colours up there at the beginning of the page are lovely!March 23, 2017 at 7:23 pm #21248CynnaraParticipant
They are all lovely. I want them all! Doc says, I have sinus infection very bad. Then she laughed at me. So, yeah. I’m sick. Go me!March 23, 2017 at 11:15 pm #21251
C, I think the frosted raspberry looks more peach just because of my lips. If I swatch a thicker on layer on my skin, it looks like yours, but on my lips it’s peach.
I don’t think the violet lip paint would work in a lipstick as is, because there are a lot of powders in the lip paint which help lighten and opacify the lip paint. You would have to compensate with manganese violet. Also, for some reason my colours don’t always turn out the same in the lipstick base.
Also, I don’t know if you’ve tried it, but manganese violet turns DARK purple in oil. Many shades darker than the dry pigment.March 24, 2017 at 5:44 am #21252
I am going to check raspberry on my lips again, haha. Thank you. I find using natural daylight helps me to judge the color. The lights in my house give off an orange glow haha.
Thanks for the heads up about the violet. I mixed it with TD and a bit of mica and was planning on adding black oxide, but will do a test run first with a drop or two of oil. I appreciate the tip!March 24, 2017 at 6:26 am #21253
I can’t believe a color called Raspberry looks so peachy on you Joyful! That is so strange! It’s funny how the colors of our skin effect the colors of makeup shades. I love the Elle Woods Neutral Pink color on you. It’s such a bright pink blush color (I have made the blush) so it surprised me being so light in the lip color! All of the colors y’all have made, Joyful and C, are so beautiful and inspiring. I will be following your advice, Joyful, and making the colors more matte and dark. My skin can definitely handle the darker colors, I’m thinking!March 24, 2017 at 1:52 pm #21256
I was really surprised too, Belinda. It still looks ok on me, but not what I was expecting. For the elle woods though, I added a TON of carmine, because the recipe as is gave me an almost white/beige colour, I don’t know why. I felt that there was too little carmine in the blend before doing it too, so I’m wondering if it was a typo? There’s double the titanium dioxide as the is carmine.
I would love for someone else to make it and post a pictureMarch 26, 2017 at 11:15 am #21313
When I get around to making some lippies, I’ll post a picture. I wonder if Barb has made this color? She’s made just about every recipe in the book, I think. Barb??April 11, 2017 at 7:31 am #21653
Hi, Has anyone tried making the lipstick base and adding a strongly pigmented mica only? (No iron oxides). There are some micas that I want to try because they are just so pretty, but I don’t know how much to use! 7/16? Or more since mica is not as pigmented as the oxides? And I guess the titanium dioxide would still be used since it adds to the opacity or is there something that opacifies but doesn’t lighten?April 11, 2017 at 9:47 am #21657
If you use micas, it will work, but give you a sheer colour. If you add titanium dioxide, it will be less sheer, but since the pigment is more diluted, it might lighten your blend a bit. I’ve made a few lipsticks with only micas (no tit. Diox.) and it’s great if you want a more sheer lipstick, kinda like Maybeline Baby Lips, if you know them.April 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm #21667
Thank you Joyful. I will check out Maybeline Baby Lips to get an idea. So did you start out with 7/16 teaspoon mica per lipstick?April 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm #21677CynnaraParticipant
You can also build with black mica to see if it will darken without the sheerness. However, the oxides give you more depth if you use a touch of them and build with the mica.April 19, 2017 at 7:14 pm #21916
I am trying to create the Red Dahlia out of the book. Has anyone had any luck with it? Mine come out either too purple (from the red blue shade) or more of a Magenta. Looking for more of a deep red. Is it possible with the oxides? Thanks!April 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm #22151
C, I think the only way to get a true red is to use carmine or a red lake.June 9, 2017 at 10:38 am #22771
Me again:). I have two different color lipsticks I made that I like the color of when I wear them both smeared together on my lips. (I know weird right?). Is it as simple as combining the two recipes/pigments? Or should I take roughly 50% of the pigment in each lipstick and work with that? Thanks!
July 25, 2017 at 10:46 am #23271ZilParticipant
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All of my lip colors turn out too brown/orange. I think most people have the blue shade of red iron oxide and I had the true red. Where do you guys get your red? How much blue would need to be added to amend?
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