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Windy, that’s lovely! I have a colour like that next on my list. I’d still take the approach of carmine with a tiny bit of yellow and then some mica. Let us know how it goes!
Belinda, I’ve been pondering your oil on the scalp suggestion. Since mine is dry and dehydrated, I think it needs water too, so I’m thinking I need more of a lotion, which is like a light leave-in conditioner, I suppose. I only wash my baby fine hair once/week, so I need to come up with something really light that won’t add greasiness.
Windy, I don’t see a pic. Maybe try again? I took a quick peek online for the colour. Do you have some of the Nars blush? It’s really hard to match colours online.
I’d start with some carmine and then add a touch of yellow and a bit of mica. From there just tweak until you like it! Do you have the original Nara product to compare it to?
I’m so glad I stumbled on this thread! My family has been having problems with dry, flaky scalps and I just couldn’t figure out what to do. Exfoliate, duh! Because it’s dry, flaky skin. I tried a sugar:oatmeal:shampoo scrub yesterday and it made a huge difference.
Joyful, your lip paint colour is beautiful! I just whipped up some cream blush and made a plummy colour that I love. I called it Plum Pudding! I’ll figure out how to post a pic. In the meantime, to the cream base I added:
1/32 tsp titanium dioxide
1/32 tsp carmine
1/64 tsp red oxide, blue shade
Quick update: shortly after 7hrs I had a full raccoon going on!
Ok, I made a second batch of mascara and it’s working much better! I changed more than one thing, in a totally non-scientific approach, so I don’t know which change fixed the flaking. Or maybe it all did?
This time I used BTMS-50 as the emulsifier and sifted the clay, which reduced the quantity I used by quite a bit! 1 tsp of clay insifted was 1g and sifted it was 0.6g!
I still get a bit of smudging under the eye, but I’ve had it on for 7 hrs today with only one little clean-up.
Thanks for the ideas, Marie!
I used Vegetable Emulsifying Wax (cetearyl alcohol and Polysorbate 60) and Liquid Germall Plus. I didn’t sift the clay but will give that a try! Thanks!
1&2) My scale does measure to 0.01g so that should be good (user error notwithstanding!)
3) I live in Calgary like Marie. It’s hideously dry, but since she’s here too I would assume we’re working with the same lack of humidity.
4) I’ll give it another go! Adding a bit of oil sounds like a good next step.
Thanks for your suggestions!
Thanks for the response, Penny! Sadly, it has always happened for me. I saw the other thread about the container, so I knew to put it in something that seemed well-sealed.