Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DIY Mega-Watt Highlighter and Pop Blush


I recently purchased the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm face palette in Lightgasm. It is beautiful and it rocked my world!

I was inspired to create my own mega-watt shades in a blush and highlighter.

I did not want to color match exactly, but I did want to be inspired by the Glowgasm palette while creating my own DIY version. I got out all my colorants and had some mega fun coming up with the perfect shades.

I decided to create the gorgeous highlighter shade first. I get most of my pigments and colorants from TKB Trading.

I used the following:

2 grams Light Translucent
1 gram Apricot
0.2 grams Oriental Beige
0.5 grams Cinnamon Sugar

Add the pigments into a small baggie and seal. Gently massage the colors together until well blended.

Add in 0.2 grams of my recipe for Ultimate Pressed Eyeshadow Base. Recipe can be found HERE.

I added in a 2% addition of Leucidal Liquid PT (made for powdered formulas) along with about 1 ml of 190 proof Vodka. Stir until the mixture is like coarse sand.

Smooth into a metal pan of your choice. I used a 38 mm size.

I placed a textured piece of ribbon over the shadow and pressed it with a pressing tile and tool.

Here is the finished result. Very gorgeous!

Here it is swatched on my arm.

Here it in direct sunlight. Can't wait to use it on my face.

Moving onto the recipe for the Pop Blush...............

0.5 grams Foliage mineral pigment.

1.5 grams Medium Translucent

 0.1 grams Cancerian Heat. Gives the blush some crazy depth and pop.

 0.5 grams of Garnet

0.6 grams Jack mica/oxide.

Add all the mineral pigments into a small baggie, seal and gently massage to blend well.

Add in 0.2 grams of the Ultimate Pressed Eyeshadow Base (recipe HERE).

Massage again until fully blended.

Place in a small mixing container. Add in 2% addition of Leucidal Liquid PT (made for powdered formulas) or another preservative of your choice. If you use a different preservative, follow the suggested usage rate for that particular product. You don't want mold and fungus to grow in your powder.

I also added in 1 ml of 190 proof Vodka. Mix until it is the consistency of coarse sand.

 Spread into a metal pan. I used a 38 mm size.

You can add a piece of textured ribbon over the top of the product before you place the pressing tile on top. It gives it a nice texture.

Use a pressing gadget and firmly press the powder into the pan.

This is a super intensity and ultra-high pigmented blush. Holy Smokes!!!!

Here it is swatched on my arm. I can't wait to use it on my cheeks and blend it out.

Cheers!

Shannon

Monday, June 3, 2019

Overnight Detox Facial Oil


I was recently strolling through Sephora and discovered a very expensive overnight detox facial oil on the shelf.  One look at the ingredient list and I was inspired to create my own version for much less than the $50 for 30 ml that was on the price tag for the famous brand.

The famous brand promises "A 100 percent plant-based oil that works overnight to address skin damage caused by daytime external aggressors." Their formula is 100% all-natural and plant based and very well formulated. I believe it will do great things for your skin! I have used all the same ingredients in my version and used it for one week with great results. I shopped at Mountain Rose Herbs for all my ingredients (except the fractionated coconut oil which I purchased at Whole Foods). Visit Mountain Rose Herbs HERE. 

Overnight Detox Facial Oil
makes 30 ml (1 ounce)

2 teaspoons Fractionated Coconut Oil
2 teaspoons Grapeseed Oil (shop for it HERE)
1 teaspoon Sweet Almond Oil (shop for it HERE)
1 teaspoon Rosehip Seed Oil (shop for it HERE)
2 drops Petitgrain Essential Oil (shop for it HERE)
2 drops Carrot Seed Essential Oil (shop for it HERE)
3 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil (shop for it HERE)
2 drops Neroli Essential Oil (shop for it HERE)
2 drops Lavender Essential Oil (shop for it HERE)

Place all the ingredients into a one-ounce dark amber dropper bottle. Shake well. Apply five drops of the oil to clean skin before bedtime. You may apply moisturizer after massaging it into the skin.