I recently received an order I placed with TKB Trading & wanted to do a post
My order contained mostly sample baggies, which are way bigger than I expected. I purchased a few larger colours, a glitter stacker, matte base, microfined silk & sample jars.
I have no intention to mix/repackage and sell anything I'm making, this is purely just for fun & to understand the process a little better. I also wanted to do this so I could gain more physical, direct knowledge
Let me tell you...it has been SO much fun mixing & making my own colours. It felt like a science project of sorts & I just kept mixing to see what I'd get ;D I only had 25 sample jars to work with, thinking that would have been enough; it definitely wasn't!
Here are some swatches of what I came up with. I swatched everything dry over NYX jumbo eyeshadow pencil in Milk. These were packed on & some smoothed over.
One of the colours I made used over LA Splash sealer vs NYX Milk eye pencil.
I made a ton of teals, as you can see. Teals/greens are my total weak spot & I was kind of foolish in that I did not write down what I used for anything! Oops, but as I said, I have no interested in selling anything. I've had a few people ask for samples of what I made, though it's something I would not be charging for. I'm very, very much so against companies who just dump colour from a baggie into a jar. I mixed everything I swatched & also included a matte base or the silk filler. I used the shaking method because I don't have a grinder. I'm heading to the store for a small coffee grinder soon, because that's how you can truly blend your colours. I also used a colour wheel for reference when making these colours, because mixing these could be tricky, especially if something came out too dark.
This was just my first round. I still have a TON or product left & am placing another order soon for more yellows, pinks, blues & purples. Another reason I wanted to do this was to make my own colours for my own use. I have been searching for specific colours that I've found are easier to make myself instead of hunting it down through various makeup companies. This way, I can create & play with what I have in mind until I mix just what I want. It's a lot of fun, very messy, but fun!
I also did two looks using these. I had to put them to the test!
Staying power was all right, by no means professional grade. I think had I ground these, perhaps they would have come out better. Either way, it was a lot of fun to mix & swatch, adding colour, glitter, sparkle until I got just the colour I wanted. I can't wait to get some more & keep going :D