Wednesday, June 10, 2009

DIY - Mixing Medium

IMO, the only way to use loose pigments is with a mixing medium. But where do you get it? MAC has one, but it's only available if you're a PRO. So here's a solution you can do yourself- Glycerine. Glycerine is a humectant that absorbs water from the air and seals in the moisture, making your makeup last longer. You have to dilute it with water otherwise it becomes very dehyrdating. Make small batches, because they go bad after about 2 weeks.

For Eye Shadow Mixing Medium- The recipe is 1:3. So 1 part glycerine and 3 parts purified or regular water. I recently went to CVS and saw a bottle like the one above and it was about $4.99. I use a 1/4 tsp. to measure. Shake it up, get your brush slightly damp and apply shadow. When you're done, store it in a small, airtight container.

For A Facial Spray: Go out and get a spray bottle. Use 1 part glycerine and 10 parts water. Spray on your face after your apply makeup and pat into skin. Great substitute for MAC Fix+.

1 comment:

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