January 18, 2017 at 12:24 pm #18549Minicoopergirl93Participant
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!January 18, 2017 at 3:09 pm #18563
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.January 18, 2017 at 5:24 pm #18585
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?January 20, 2017 at 11:04 am #18763
*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?!January 20, 2017 at 12:59 pm #18775
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.January 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm #18777Minicoopergirl93Participant
I have an oil soluble carmine — it’s actually a liquid, mostly castor oil. I also have the water soluble, which is a powder.January 20, 2017 at 1:12 pm #18778
Oh, that makes sense then. I bought the powder, which I though Marie had said was water-soluble.January 20, 2017 at 2:29 pm #18779
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.January 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm #18787
*cries* I’m hating them all for hurting us on this.January 20, 2017 at 3:45 pm #18788
It could also be that suppliers abroad only sell one kind. And due to me buying from the factory directly, this is why.January 20, 2017 at 4:51 pm #18796
So, do admit to jealousy or pure admiration for your chutzpah? We need more info!January 20, 2017 at 6:20 pm #18816
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’ 😜January 20, 2017 at 7:16 pm #18827
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?January 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm #18927
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!January 21, 2017 at 5:12 pm #18929
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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