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After extensive testing, the only thing that worked for me was the mineral makeup + silica + eyeliner + more silica. This was easily the most infuriating thing in the book!
Perhaps silica? That stuff can definitely be drying!
(Also, I am loving following along here!)
I have sent this issue off to my hosting company, hopefully they know what’s going wrong and we can get it fixed ASAP!
Agh, crud. Next time you get that error could you screen capture it and post that screen capture here? Booo. I may need to buy more hosting as the activity here may be maxing out my current package. If so, at least that’s an easy fix.
Beautiful! This one definitely scared me a bit at first haha; if you are worried about over-application, just halve the pigment blend. I definitely did that with a few oomph-ier tones since my relatively amateur makeup skills combined with my pale complexion seems to make me much more mistake prone 😛
These are so cute! Just as an FYI; for some reason, I found that if you don’t keep the mascara in something you can properly seal, it will dry out, and as it does that, it starts flaking and falling off quite aggressively, despite re-hydration 🙁 That took about a month to happen to me, so I switched to something that seals. I was using one of those cute slide-top lip balm containers, which was a great shape, but sadly didn’t seem to work as well as I’d hoped!
I also love vintage compacts! Those are slightly harder to source, though. Camden market in London has been a good source thus far, but that’s definitely a bit of a trek and requires a lot of sifting through old garbage haha.
I’ve been mostly using individual sifter jars from TKB, though their painterly pan is great for things like brow wax or multiple colours of cream blush. I do NOT recommend their glitter palettes; the texture of the paper covering is an absolute magnet for powders and they get super dirty looking SUPER fast. Le sigh.
I put a wee tutorial in the sidebar 🙂 Hope that helps!
Want to share images?
You’ll need to upload them to a free image hosting service first—Imgur (http://imgur.com/) is great and doesn’t require you to sign up for an account. Simply click ” New Post” at the top of the page, drag your images into the window that pops up, and the images will automatically upload. From there you can hover the images and copy the URL that appears; simply paste that URL into your post on a new line and the image will appear automatically when you post!
Something else you can do for an easy anti-redness is add some green to the powder base or cream base, or even just mix up a touch of green with some sericite mica (or silica!) and a few drops of your favourite oil for an anti-redness primer/serum 🙂
Sorry Christie—I just discovered that this forum has a spam bin, and this was in it! That’s probably why you were having troubles earlier. PipingRock.com is new to me—darn them being American! 😛
Yes! Links please, Penny! There is so much rubbish on Aliexpress that a bit of guidance would be nice 😛
Are you pairing it with primer (which one)? Eyeshadow? I’m really curious about how it wears for people other than me and my testers! This recipe was such a bear to develop and test, I’m a bit anxious to find out it all that work, well, worked!
Fun! And I love the visual of you wandering around your house looking, well, a lot like me when I was developing these recipes! 😛 And it sounds like you are going to have enough green eyeliner to last you a decade haha 😂
This is the one I’m currently using that goes down to 0.01g. I’m quite happy with it, especially for the price, but having it top out at 100g does limit its usefulness. In reality it seems to top out closer to 120g, but when your little dish weighs 80–90g, this scale can come up against its limitations pretty quickly.
It looks like Lotion Crafter has some lovely ones, but sadly with the exchange rate + import fees + international shipping + brokerage fees, I don’t think I’ll be trying any of them anytime soon.