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YAY!!! I tested this recipe SO. MUCH. Holy cow haha. I wanted something that didn’t need primer not to turn into a disastrous mess ’cause I’m lazy as all get-out 😛 And thank heaven for boron nitride, ’cause some of the oil absorbing ingredients in there can make things a bit skiddy—but boron nitride saves the day! 🎉
I am so, so, so thrilled you are loving it! YAY! Thank you for sharing 😄
Saffire Blue has all those things in Canada! Honestly, save the boron nitride for the eye shadow base; I almost never include it in the foundation, and at the price we have to pay for it in Canada, it’s not worth it.
Otherwise, TKB in the USA is great! And if you need lots of makeup stuff it’s actually cheaper to buy from them, even with shipping & the exchange rate.
Wowza, lady! You are a one-woman DIY cosmetics factory haha. And I’m glad you’ve finally sourced some usable oxides! Have you considered ordering some ingredients while you’re in the UK? I definitely am haha.
It’s 1.5 of the 1/64 measures, it’s just bad form to combine decimals and fractions, so I multiplied it up 😛 Add one, see what you think of the blend, and then eek it up a bit as required, basically—it’s such a crazy small amount that there is definitely room to play!
Imma let Lisa take it from here, ’cause she is amazing and does concealer better than anybody (in my humble opinion, at least). Hopefully watching this isn’t too much of a bear!
Also, I would be inclined to choose a different product for pinpoint acne concealing rather than under-eye concealing. For under-eye I’d choose something thinner that works more with colour correcting than flat-out covering as that area is quite prone to creasing and caking up.
I read Susan’s post on conditioners and the must-be-cationinic bit earlier this year, which definitely means I’ve shared one or two not-actually-a-true-conditioner hair “moisturizer” recipes. Oops! They still make my hair feel pretty, if nothing else 😛
You’ll probably be surprised to hear 1/4 tsp is not even halfway to half a gram of silk! Silk is soooooo light. I just weighed out 1/2 tsp and it was 0.44g 🙂
Also, can I just say that I wish I had curly hair? I know the grass is always greener, but my mum has curly hair and I’ve always been sad I didn’t inherit it haha.
From my reading on POI, Cetrimonium Chloride is also good at removing silicones, so if you are trying to avoid sulfates but don’t want to sacrifice silicones, that could be a good alternative 🙂
I used to melt my oils part and make my water part with just-boiled water; once the oils had melted, I’d add the water part to the saucepan, heat that through, and blend away (often with just a whisk!). And those were all fine. As long as I was using a complete e-wax, nothing ever split on me, and the shelf life didn’t seem noticeably different from what I get now.
My hypothesis here is that complete e-waxes are about as dummy-proof as it gets; perhaps heat & hold was developed more for more ornery emulsifiers? I know the beeswax/borax emulsion is a much bigger pain in the behind and requires much more attention to temperature and much more vigorous blending; that one MUST be made in a blender—whisking = splitting. And that lotion is so darn greasy that cleaning out that blender is all kinds of gross haha.
Lotion Crafter has it! They seem to have pretty much everything I want to play with—I wish they were Canadian haha.
Vert cool! What was the rationale behind including the SLSa? My best guess is better wash out haha.
I’ve been experimenting with non-CP shampoo bars lately and hope to share a recipe for one soon-ish; it’s quite slow going as each bar lasts forEVER, meaning my iteration cycles are quite long haha. I’ve been learning the basics from POI and going from there. I find the surfactant ones leave my hair feeling cleaner/squeakier, but then it also gets a sort of “glossy” look to it that kind of looks dirty (but doesn’t feel it) faster. It’s rather interesting! Anywho, I’m having fun playing with SCI, SLSa, coco glucoside, and Amphosol CG. Fun!
As part of the testing process for the foundation (and most other book recipes, honestly) I wore it to a bunch of hot yoga classes 😂 ’tis the only way to test in humidity and heat in Calgary in the dead of winter! Anywho, it felt super weird going to yoga with a full face of makeup and checking it obsessively afterwards, but I did it ’cause I love you guys 😛
Oh no! I’m glad you were able to save the foundation but I am definitely getting a bit of a chuckle thinking about how much of it you must have now! At least all the other face type recipes come from it, so you can make lots of concealer/colour corrector/airbrushing powder/etc.! Also, have you seen my tiny measuring spoon guide?
A beauty blender is just a really expensive sponge—sorry to disappoint! I quite like mine but it’s definitely not going to help you make any makeup (and I am not yet sold on the price tag, but we’ll see).
I used a single Krups coffee grinder for very nearly all the recipe development in the book; I only had to add a new one when the lid bit that pushes down and turns the grinder on fell off. I’d purchased that Krups grinder used on Kijiji back in 2013 (?), and at that point the guy I bought it from had owned it for 15 years already! So—Krups grinders, man. They da bomb.
Yay! Oh my goodness, what a stunning testimonial that’s making me all giddy and gleeful over here 😀 Have you tried the liquid variety yet? I find I absolutely love that in the winter for the added moisture. I’ve even tried applying it with a beauty blender as of late (’twas a Christmas gift!) and that works really well 🙂
And I can attest that if you slap on multiple layers of this stuff, the mask thing can happen haha. You know, just in case you want to go all kabuki 😛
I’ve had my eye on those LUSH henna pucks for a while, and I’ve even bought some henna, I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. I will admit I’m a bit gun-shy on any sort of semi-permanent hair dye, which might contribute to my hesitation. I’ve noticed they blend the henna with indigo to get a browner look, which I love, but geeeeeez is indigo expensive here in Canada! I couple tablespoons is more than $10 so I’m hesitant to throw a bunch of it into anything and have it fail :/
And I will totally admit that one of my guilty pleasures is still shop-bought mascara 😛 It’s just so darn fun! I’m planning on picking up a tube that Wayne Goss from YouTube recommends when I’m in the UK—it’s Boots’ store brand, so we can’t get it in Canada. I’ll call it “research” 😀
Speaking of nail polish… it’s not something I’ve historically worn, but I guess I sort of like the idea now, so I bought a couple starter bottles today. I know TKB Trading sells the stuff to make nail polish, but it does not appear to be able to cross the border via mail 🙁 I shall have to figure something out if I decide I like it!