Lippies

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  • #21188
    C
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    Joyful, Those are lovely shades! Is the pink-purple lipstick one of shades out of the book? I’d love to know which one! They look great.

    #21189
    Joyful
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    Hi C, welcome to the forum!

    Almost all my colours are ones that I’ve invented myself, but I will post the recipe for the pink/purple one on the thread that I started (called lip colour blends), just so that they are all in one place. For a true red lip colour, so far I haven’t gotten that from any lipstick yet, but I have from a lip paint (idk why, but in lipstick the same pigment changes colour.

    I’ll post both if you want, but it will be a bit later today since I will be busy

    #21190
    Cynnara
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    Hey C! Welcome to the awesomeness!

    I think for most classic reds, it requires a touch of carmine to balance it out. Or the red blue oxide. I think the titanium dioxide can cause some of the colour depth to change. You can a touch of black oxide to darken the colour. Or if it’s more berry than red, try a hit of carmine or red iron oxide red.

    Oh, colour blending, I’m so excited! Joy makes awesome colours. Aromatherapy, I can do scents… but colours, I’m still learning. I’m looking for that perfect plum for pale girls. 😁

    #21191
    BelindaSK
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    Welcome C! I suck at blending! Scents or colors! Cynnara is our scent blending guru and Joyful is our color blending guru on the forum. If you want brown, though, I’m your girl! I can mix a mean shade of brown from any colors you give me. 😜 I also tried creating my own scent blend once. It smelled like baked chicken, which was not the smell I was going for. It is really not a scent I want to smell like! Haha!

    #21197
    Joyful
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    Haha, what did you mix that smelled like chicken? And thank you, Belinda! I posted some new colours on the lip colour thread http://www.humblebeeandme.com/hive/topic/lip-colour-blends/#post-21195

    #21200
    BelindaSK
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    Joyful, I would have to look back in my notes to be certain, but I think it was Ylang Ylang and some citrus oils. Don’t ask! Like I said, I haven’t the faintest clue how to mix scents! And that scent was GROSS!!! I had mixed it in a lotion and so it was dubbed “the chicken lotion”. Yes, y’all can laugh at me!

    I saw your colors! They are all beautiful!!

    #21205
    Joyful
    Participant

    Haha, I actually hate the smell of Ylang Ylang. I smelled it once and liked it, but since then never smelled one that was good, so idk what happened with the first one.

    #21206
    Cynnara
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    Ylang ylang comes in different types, depending on distillation. Distillation lasts 8-24 hours. The first extraction is Ylang ylang Extra, then ylang ylang I! then ylang ylang II, the ylang ylang III. If they’re combined, it’s called a Ylang ylang complete. So, depending on which one you originally had, would be why it smelled better to you. It is a very potent essential oil.

    http://www.isasf.net/fileadmin/files/Docs/Versailles/Papers/N3.pdf

    https://www.naturesgift.com/aromatherapy-information/what-is-aromatherapy/how-are-essential-oils-made/ylangylang-fractions/

    https://birchhillhappenings.com/differentylang.html

    #21214
    C
    Participant

    Thank you so much everyone! Glad to be here. Joyful, I will certainly check out the color blends link- this sounds incredibly helpful.

    #21235
    BelindaSK
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    I think my Ylang Ylang is the 3rd distillation.

    And I actually did have ONE successful blending occasion. It was a blend of orange, lemon, litsea cubeba, and cinnamon. It sounds weird, but it smells so clean! I got a lot of compliments on it too. And no chicken smell!! Haha! If I remember correctly, it was a third lemon, a third orange, then blend half litsea and half cinnamon to create the last third of the combination. So, one whole episode of blending success! Woo hoo!!

    #21669
    Carol
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    My first batch of lip stain didn’t work – it just bled into the creases around my mouth (being older I have this to worry about!). So I added more carmine to make it more like a paste and it worked much better. It dried (the first batch didn’t) but it took a few minutes. It didn’t bleed either.

    #21670
    Sarah
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    Has anyone tried the long-wear lipstick base? I tried it in a couple shades, one from the book and one of my own colour blends, and both have come out very sticky. The book suggests that they’ll last up to nine hours, through several pots of tea or pints, but I’ve had no luck with that. The lippies stick to everything: mugs, food, etc and wear off in two hours, even with setting powder. Any ideas on how I can make it stick around a little longer?

    #21671
    Joyful
    Participant

    Carol, my first batch of lip paint turned out the same way. Not all dropers are the same size, so 30 drops with one might actually be the equivalent of 30 with another. I had to reduce the amount of drops with mine. Just add until it’s a thick paste. However I still find it doesn’t last great. It ends up uneven pretty quickly. I like the long-wear lipstick MUCH better.

    #21672
    Joyful
    Participant

    Sarah, when did you make the lipstick? Mine are always weird the first day or two after making them, then they get much better. I think it’s because the powders need time to absorb the oils. Depending on the shades, I’ve had one take about a week to go “normal” (but all others are usually good after 24 or 36 hours).

    If it’s been long enough, then you can try adding more pigment to make it less sticky. I often use a bit more than Marie does (maybe 9/16 tsp instead of 7/16). Apply it with a lipbrush and try to not drink or anything for at least 15 mins. It’s not the end of the world if you have to take a sip, but it helps it dry down evenly. After it will transfer much less. I don’t have much transfer, but do have some. It will usually last me maybe 4 hours, but keep in mind that I drink a lot. If I eat, it will fade, so I reapply, but there is still some left

    #21678
    Cynnara
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    I’m hiring Joy as my official lippie expert. 💄💋👄

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