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How To: Lip and Eye Pencil Base
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We need to put this i the refrigerator only if we make the base to be used later right ?
But if we plan to make it in small batches can we avoid storing it in the refrigerator ?
June 22, 2016 at 11:15 AM
Hi Pyariwaseema - yes - I store it in the refrigerator until use. It is recommended to store cool in general. You can also make very small batches for immediate use as well.
June 22, 2016 at 12:50 PM
Amazing! I struggle a lot with pencils, but omg, you're a genius!
June 24, 2016 at 7:37 PM
Hi María - Aww thanks - I hope you find this useful :)
June 25, 2016 at 6:04 PM
Can't wait to try this... Thank you! I've had a trying time with pencils myself & reformulated repeatedly some of which I've yet to even attempt , I'll be doing this one :)
June 29, 2016 at 3:10 PM
HI CC Mirabelle - I hope you find it as useful and multifunctional as I do! I'd love a comment on how it turns out for you :)
June 29, 2016 at 5:42 PM
I just love your tips & recipes!!! Your posts have helped me alot! Making lip & eye pencils is new for me; using your base formula, how do I figure in how much pigment to use without "over wasting" ingredients. I just hate to be wasteful! I'm not sure of the %age in pigment. Can you help me out a bit with pigment figuring? I'm slightly stumped on that.
Thanks much, & keep up the good work!
August 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM
Hi Abygale - thanks for your kind words! As for adding pigment, it is really up to your preference as to coverage etc etc. Also, oxides are more opaque and stronger in color than micas, so you have to just add a bit at a time until you have the desired effect. Tip: Mix the pigments together FIRST so you know which color you want. Then add your mixture bit by bit. Best of luck with it
August 20, 2016 at 9:40 AM
Thanx Lise for the tip!
August 20, 2016 at 9:27 PM
I was wondering, is there a substitution one could use for "cetearyl alcohol?" I don't have that, only cetyl alcohol.
October 7, 2016 at 4:34 AM
Hi Abygale - That might work actually - give it a go and do feel free to drop a comment on how it turns out :)
October 7, 2016 at 6:48 PM
I used cetyl alcohol instead of cetearyl alcohol and the result is still great :)
September 16, 2019 at 3:03 PM
HI Justine - Awesome! Thanks for sharing :)
September 16, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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