To create a line of matte eye shadows or eyeliners, you need to start with a base of white matte mica, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, boron nitride or the sericite base. All of our makeup bases contain the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. If you wish to make a shimmer or low luster eye shadow or eyeliner, we suggest starting with mineral mica such as Snowflake or White Pearl, or our luminescent glo makeup base, we also carry a shimmery mica. All of the products are completely natural and no chemicals are added to them. Minerals and oxides are used to create the longwearing quality shades of eye shadows and eyeliners. Frequently the eyeliners are applied with a wet eyeliner brush using the eye shadow as this makes them more dramatic. To use wet, take a liner brush, get it wet and pick up a small amount of the color you want to line with, make a paste in the lid of the container, then apply like you would a normal eye liner. Carefully apply to upper and/or lower lids starting as close to the lashes as possible. It will dry within seconds for all day wear.
The colors when used wet, are easily blendable, and dry to a beautiful satin finish, and last till they are removed. When applying wet, the colors will dry quickly, but if they dry before your done blending, just dampen your brush and blend them till you like the look, then let dry.For a smudged look, using your shadow brush, dip just the tip of the brush into loose powder, and then tap the brush on the side of the container to remove any excess powder. Brush gently on your lids, crease, or where ever you desire the color. To smudge the color, take a dry angled brush and simply move the color to the desired area, to blend one color or area into another color or area. Repeat the process till the look you want is achieved.
If you are wanting to create your very own matte finish color palate and want to mix your minerals from the start, we suggest using the white matte mica, along with either boron nitride, or sericite to increase adhesion to the skin, and a blend of iron oxides such as red, yellow, green, black and purple oxides which are available at Sweetscents. You will find the ingredients for blending your own color on the Sweetscents.com page titled under the heading of “Cosmetic Grade Mixing Powders” You will need to grind well the oxides into the micas and boron nitride or sericite to prevent streaking of your colors.If you prefer not to mix your own colors, all of our minerals are available preblended, and ready to use soon as you get them by simply opening the minerals, and grabbing your mineral makeup brush and apply the minerals to your skin. These colors are found on the website under every heading with the exception of the “Cosmetic Grade Mixing Powder” area.
One of our customers has shared her method of making what she called a universal cream to powder blush. She said she used a tiny amount of our “Romance” color, and a tiny amount of our “Angelique” color and to that added a drop of water, and also a drop of glycerin, and stirred it to a cream consistency, and applied it by a tiny drop of color, and soon as it comes in contact with the skin, the creamy texture turns to powder. A little of this will go a long way, so you don’t need much. To get the color to a darker intensity, just apply another drop and work in with your brush. It lasts all day
A great tip for the mineral makeup from Sweetscents.com is that the mineral micas are naturally hydrophobic. If you swim, don’t worry about your minerals washing off. All you need do when you come out of the pool is to gently blot your makeup, rather than rubbing it, and you will be able to retain most of that fabulous look.