Lippies

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  • #18549
    Minicoopergirl93
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    Man, I must have some really weird lips or something — I made the snow white lip stain and it worked super well on my bottom lip, staining it a gorgeous deep red. But on my top lip, even after cleaning and exfoliating and making sure it was dry and oil-free, it just kept beading up and running into the corners and bleeding outward.

    The lip paint so far has been lovely, like an oil-based lip stain for me. Just having a heck of a time getting the pigments blended!

    #18563
    Penny
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    I find on my lips the lip stain doesn’t last. I brush my teeth, exfoliate with some sugar, let dry till my lips are bone dry. Then apply. Let dry about five or so minutes. Apply a second coat if I desire. Let dry. Apply a light gloss, and then drink coffee. Maybe eat some breakfast. Look at myself in the mirror, poof! Vanished. I’ll retry the recipe just to make sure that it was done right. But so far, it doesn’t seem like the stain likes me.

    #18585
    Penny
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    I decided to play around with some of the lip paints and got a swell idea. Try the lip stain atop the lip paint colour I’m not all that happy about on my lips. The lip stain blended right in and made the lip paint colour look amazing!

    But I found out from my carmine dealer that there are two kinds of carmine (well, many many but the big ones are water and oil soluable). The original one I bought was water, and now, I’ve the oil soluable one. Maybe that’s the difference?

    #18763
    Cynnara
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    *blinks* You mean there are more than one carmine? *curses under breath* This is why we shop so much. Where are the double duty items?!

    #18775
    BelindaSK
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    I bought a sample of carmine, but I have no idea which one it is. When I read that there were two different kinds, I may have cursed under my breath too Cyn. Marie doesn’t mention this oil/water soluble issue in her book. I checked.

    #18777
    Minicoopergirl93
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    I have an oil soluble carmine — it’s actually a liquid, mostly castor oil. I also have the water soluble, which is a powder.

    #18778
    BelindaSK
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    Oh, that makes sense then. I bought the powder, which I though Marie had said was water-soluble.

    #18779
    Penny
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    My dealer said that the powders are in two types: water and oil soluable. And then there is the carmine that is a liquid.

    It’s messed up! The water soluble carmine powder is cheaper and the oil soluble powder is more expensive.

    As I mentioned above, I tried this recipe with the oil soluble carmine powder and the stain didn’t take. The colour is beautiful, just not long lasting. Now in my lip glosses and old lipstick recipes, I find this carmine pigments my lips once the gloss or lipstick has run its course.

    #18787
    Cynnara
    Participant

    *cries* I’m hating them all for hurting us on this.

    #18788
    Penny
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    It could also be that suppliers abroad only sell one kind. And due to me buying from the factory directly, this is why.

    #18796
    Cynnara
    Participant

    So, do admit to jealousy or pure admiration for your chutzpah? We need more info!

    #18816
    BelindaSK
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    I looked on TKB, where I purchased mine, and they don’t say if their carmine is oil or water soluble. I guess I’ll have to sent them an email and ask.

    Barb, you’re cracking me up….your dealer…. if we didn’t know you better, we might be asking questions. And, he is feeding your habit….just sayin’ 😜

    #18827
    Cynnara
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    How come we don’t have people like she has? Somehow, I think we’re being denied good stuff. We could get answers after hours on burning questions. Like the macadamia nut oil smell, carmine, and when is refined better than unrefined?

    #18927
    Penny
    Participant

    My carmine dealer is a woman. She is pretty neat.

    I’ve got lots of dealers! They keep me happy. I am in love with my cheese dealer and bagel dealer most of all.

    After the holiday, I’ll try to remember to message her asking about the differences. When I last spoke to her, she said that most cosmetic buyers buy oil not water. And in all honesty? I bought 100g in my last order, so I should be set for a while!

    #18929
    BelindaSK
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    I wish I had a cheese dealer! Love cheese! When we went to Germany many years ago, I was in love with the cheeses there. Sooo good!

    I bought 2.5 g of carmine because the next size up was $$$$. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it (or, let’s face it, be allergic to it) so I got the sample size. If I’m allergic to cockroach dust, who knows?!? I might be allergic to beetles too.

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