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  • in reply to: Lippies #20216
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    I didn’t take a picture of the vampire look. I rushed to wash it off. Here are the pictures of the bright red lip paint and the pink-purple long-wear lipstick in the pots and swatched on me:

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    in reply to: Lippies #20208
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    With mine, it wouldn’t stick to my lips (or at least not my top lip) until I put less water than the recipe. Then it would look nice, but if I liked my lips or drank water or did anything with my lips, it would start leaking carmine blood. Even if I did nothing, since the inside of my mouth is wet, it would progressively give me red bloody teeth. Great vampire look 😂. I’ve given up with the stain. When I want a bright red, I use the lip paint base with carmine and titanium dioxide as the pigment. For some reason, that exact pigment gives me a purpley pink with the long-wear base. Gorgeous as well, but not red.

    in reply to: Magnesium Stearate #20207
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    I use a hot plate + beaker on low. It melts it without sorching the oils. Otherwise it won’t melt. I agree with Penny though, the bubbles are annoying. Marie mentions in the book that they dissapear when working with the base, but mine don’t. The more I mix, the more appear. I usually melt, mix a bit, then let it cool while trying to tap the bubbles. Then remelt, do again (no new bubbles appear), etc. However I still get bubbles in my pots of lipstick. For my first batch, I scraped out the foam on top, but then realized that the foam soliified into a softer version of the base, so I was wasting product.

    in reply to: What NOT to Do #20206
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    Definitely don’t get distracted by someone while reaching for your melted lipstick base. It spilled all over my shirt and will not wash out, even with hot water. I guess it really is long-wearing 😂

    in reply to: Suppliers for Carmine #20205
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    I have the TKB carmine as well, and it doesn’t work as a lip stain either. It does disolve in water though. I’ve tried it less diluted, more diluted, etc., but it will come off as soon as it gets wet as though I have blood leaking from my lips. Great for halloween, less so for everyday wear. I know Marie used the carmine from Saffire Blue to create the recipe, but it is very expensive.

    in reply to: Suppliers I use #20204
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    I use Candora Soap and Voyageur Soap and Candle if I have smaller orders to make since the shipping is less expensive, but if I need cosmetic powders as well, then I use TKB Trading. Their shipping is around $20, but they have everything. I use Lotion Crafter if I need special cosmeceuticals.

    I’ve also used diycosmeticcontainers.com and justpigments.com. For international order we used to be able to ask for orders from both sites to ship together to only pay one shipping fee, but they changed who runs the site now so I don’t know if it’s still possible. The pigments can pretty much all be bought at TKB, but I greatly prefer the chubby lip pencils from diycosmeticcontainers. They sharpen easily and the caps stay on, unlike the TKB ones.

    in reply to: 6 Reasons why the Heat and Hold Method is a Myth #20203
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    I heat my oils and water to 70°C, but don’t heat and hold. As long as I’m using a complete preservative (currently optiphen plus), I’ve never had any spoilage or seperation. However, so far I’ve been using up my lotions within a year, so I don’t know how long the shelf life would be if extended past that.

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