Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Cinnamon Sugar All-Over Color Balm


This is one of those recipes that was supposed to be one thing, but ended up being a totally different (and much better) product.  I was attempting to make a concealer, but I made it way too dark and bronze-ish for my light complexion. I was smitten with the beautiful color and did not want to waste an hour of my formulating time and all my ingredients. I added a bit of TKB Cinnamon Sugar Mica powder to my mix of dry ingredients and realized that I had just created the most beautiful all-over color balm! I plan to use this as a bronzer, a lip color, a cheek color and as an eye lid gloss.

Here it is swatched on my arm in the sun. The most gorgeous nude/peach/bronze/caramel color that is perfect for all skin colors!

 For the dry ingredients you will need:

8 grams Sericite Mica
8 grams Titanium Dioxide
0.10 grams White Cosmetic Clay
0.05 grams Magnesium Sterate
0.3 grams yellow oxide
0.08 grams red oxide (red shade)
0.015 grams black oxide
1.25 grams TKB Cinnamon Sugar

I added the TKB Cinnamon Sugar which is a blend of mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide and iron oxide. It is so beautiful and imparts a beautiful and subtle glow.


Wear a dust mask and grind the pigments together for about 5 minutes. I have a mortar and pestle with a cover to avoid too much dust from getting into the air.


Gorgeous color!!

Now you need to make the wax/oil base. You will need:

3 grams Cera Bellina wax (you can substitute beeswax)
3 grams Carnauba wax
10 grams Shea Butter (refined)
10 grams Shea Nut Oil
1 gram Vitamin E Oil

Place the ingredients into a small glass bowl and place the bowl in a few inches of simmering water. Melt the ingredients together. Remove from heat, but keep the glass bowl in the hot water because it keeps the ingredients melted while you blend.


Pour the dry pigment powder into the bowl of melted wax/oil. Stir for about 4 minutes to fully blend the mixture smoothly together.

Transfer to a 1-ounce glass or metal container. Allow to harden at room temp.


Has a soft degree of subtle shimmer!