Inspiration can strike unexpectedly, suddenly – at any moment. Be prepared.
If you have created your perfect fave highlighter color and mixed up an ample amount, then nothing can stand in the way of your experimenting happily with textures and creating any kind of highlighter/concealer product you can imagine.
Here's a peek at a couple of make-up items I did last year alongside a brand new, completely-unexpected-because-I-was-suddenly-inspired one.
You happen across a recipe for a cream concealer that looks intriguing. Because you already have your fave pre-mixed color on hand, you are using your new, perfectly color matched make-up product within the hour (and strutting about like a proud peacock because you are so savvy).
Here's what happened when I happened across a recipe for a cream concealer the other day (link to recipe below). I couldn't help it. I was inspired.
Short Color Lesson
There is a difference in how color mixtures are added to make-up. Pigment mixes are - as you have probably already guessed - pure pigment. These are often used 'straight up' for cream, oil, or butter-based makeup (like eye pencils, lip gloss or lipstick)
Powdered Make-up – Another Story
For powdered make-up, the addition of a base powder mix is necessary. Base powder will give your pigments the ability to stay where they are applied (a great asset for things like loose or pressed powder eye shadow and foundation).
Base powder can be made up of different powder types, but will often include cosmetic-grade talcum, magnesium stearate, cornstarch, titanium oxide, zinc oxide, clay, etc.
Below: a bit of my fave premixed highlighter color (pigments only) next to the finished cream concealer.
See the uneven surface of the concealer? That's due to me not being fast enough pouring the mix into the container. I had to remelt to get it all out of the beaker.
Below: This concealer really functions well with great coverage and fabulous staying power. I started by applying it with my finger, but quickly discovered that it goes on beautifully with a brush. I've already purchased a dedicated brush for it. Love!
The only change I would recommend to Aroma Zone's 'Corrective Concealer' recipe is to pre-mix ALL your pigments before adding them to the oils.
Bonus tip: after you have melted the fats and beeswax, work quickly so you don't have to remelt.
Aroma Zone's Corrective Concealer recipe
My version of Aroma Zones recipe
DIY make-up making tip about mixing colors
How to make your own concealer/highlighter 'Touche Eclat' wand
Make your own concealer/highlighter pencil