Many people have started making their own beauty and skincare products. Some do so because they want more control over what goes on their bodies, while others are simply looking for unique colors and options they can’t find in stores. Whatever your reason for wanting to make your own lip products, doing so is a great way to create exactly what you want. You can choose ingredients that benefit your lips and colors that complement your skin tone. Keep reading to see our ultimate guide to mica powder for lip products so you can understand how this ingredient can help you.
Mica Powder Safety
There are many kinds of mica powder on the market, and they have various uses. The three most popular types of mica are muscovite, phlogopite, and biotite. You’ll find sheets of muscovite in electric panels, but ground muscovite is also a popular ingredient in beauty products. Phlogopite is primarily used only in electronics, although it has a more natural color than muscovite because it has more iron. Biotite is commonly used in powder form in the construction industry since it has the most impurities.
As we mentioned above, muscovite is the popular form of mica we find in beauty products. Most of the time, it is safe to use on the skin and lips unless a manufacturer adds other chemicals. Since muscovite doesn’t have a lot of natural coloring, many manufacturers add artificial colors. Sometimes, these artificial colors are not safe for the skin. Make sure to read the packaging to double-check whether the muscovite mica powder you’ve found is safe or not.
Some of our mica powders have additional colors in them. However, our pigmented mica powders are all skin- and lip-safe. You can use them to create any beauty or lip product you want.
Once you know which mica powder is safe, you can start considering color options. While you can find mica powder in every color of the rainbow to create any color lip product you want, most lip products stick to shades of pink, red, and purple.
There are many shades of pink you can choose from when making your lip product. Pink exudes youthfulness and playfulness and is a great choice for anyone who’s energetic and mischievous. From rose gold to crimson pink, the options are endless, allowing you to choose what looks best with your skin tone. Choose a warmer pink like Akane Red if you have a warm-toned complexion, and use a cooler pink like Crimson if you have a cool-toned complexion. You can also combine shades of pink to create a unique color.
Red is a bold color that makes people feel confident and passionate. Anyone can look good in red as long as they choose the right shade for their skin tone. People with light to fair skin look best with lighter, brighter reds, while people with medium to dark skin look best with darker, richer reds. Many people have a hard time finding the right reds for their homemade lip products; luckily, Eye Candy Pigments offers a range of options to pick from that are sure to satisfy. You can choose anything from Momo Red, which is a bright pink-red, to Rusty, a deep red-brown.
Many people are embracing the powerful sexiness of purple lipstick; create your own shade to jump on this trend! Since most shades of purple are darker than pink and red, this color tends to look better on people with medium, olive, and dark skin tones. However, lighter shades of purple in cool tones can still look good on people with light and fair skin. We offer pinkish purples like Wisteria Purple to accommodate those with lighter skin and shades like Periwinkle Purple for those with darker skin.
Lip products encompass a variety of items, from revitalizing serums to sugar scrubs. The most popular lip product is lipstick, though, so that’s the tutorial we’ll share with you now.
To create a safe, natural lipstick, you’ll need your pigment of choice, a safe wax, and a safe oil. As we described above, mica powder is a good addition to your lipstick because it is skin and lip safe. Some skin- and lip-safe waxes you can choose from are beeswax, carnauba wax, and ceresin. Some skin- and lip-safe oils you can choose from are cocoa butter, jojoba oil, and lanolin.
Once you’ve chosen your pigment, wax, and oil, you can start making your lipstick. Find an appropriately sized container, such as a small jar or reusable lipstick tube, and set it down where you can easily access it. Melt your oil and wax together, either on the stove or in the microwave. Make sure to use a stove- or microwave-safe container during the melting process. Once the oil and wax are melted together, remove them from the heat and add your desired amount of mica powder pigment. Stir until it’s thoroughly combined and the color you want. Pour the mixture from the melting container into your prepared container. Depending on the size of the melting container and the size of your prepared container, you may need to use a funnel or eyedropper. Allow the lipstick to cool and harden before using it.
Our ultimate guide to mica powder for lip products reminds you how to choose a safe option, pick the best color for your skin, and make your own lipstick. While you can make any lip or beauty product you want with mica powder, lipstick is a common choice since there are many color options and mica powder is lip safe. We shared many color options with you, but our pink mica powder might be our favorite. Eye Candy Pigments offers many shades that will complement any skin tone and help you feel beautiful. Our pinks will also look great in artwork, jewelry, slime, and body products like bath bombs if you’re interested in making art or products other than lipstick. Let your imagination run wild, and prepare to create the most beautiful products with our mica powders.