Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Welcome to my laboratory!

After spending what feels like millions of dollars on makeup over the past couple years, I came to the conclusion that I should probably just start making my own makeup. Then the thought occurred to me, "Why not try and sell it eventually?" So... I order this ginormous kit from TKB Trading and went to town as soon as it arrived.

I have been having a BLAST!

Of course, I have ordered more micas and fillers since then. And then you need supplies... like a blender, jars of various sizes, etc. So sure, I've spend a lot of money up front, but I think it's been worth it already. I've made tons of stuff!

Here is my lab table with all my ingredients.

The ingredients did NOT come in those jars. I ordered them from a Seattle based company :).

Heres some of the stuff I've made!




Of course I have to try it all out right? So here's a picture of my makeup desk where I get ready everyday. I'm going to need a better storage system soon... hehe!

So that is what has been keeping me busy and entertained lately. Maybe one day I'll be good enough at it to start making money from it... but we'll see!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Mineral Makeup Storage

A couple years ago I really got into the mineral makeup craze! I went hog-wild. The only problem was... how do I store these things without them spilling everywhere? I got most of my pigments from About Face Cosmetics, which has since closed down. I ordered 5 grams jars with sifter from Ebay and transferred all my piggies over, applied magnets to the lids, and slapped them onto magnetized dry erase boards from WalMart. Much less messy than some of the other alternatives I've seen. I've since added paper to the boards to make them look prettier and then I divided up them up by color, as much as I could. Here they are!

I'm always looking for new ways to store pigments. How do you store yours?