What's New at TKB Trading


Making A Lip Gloss Base from Scratch

Here is a nice recipe that we suggest: Versagel 750 ME 78% Hydrogenated polyisobutene  10% fractionated coconut oil 10% Sweet Almond Oil 1% Vitamin E oil 1% Glycerine 1% Cap-2 Preservative 1%  

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What is a "Bleeding" or "Non Bleeding" Color?

The word "Bleeding" or "Migrating" refers to a color which tends to migrate over from one place to another.  It is a common problem in Soapmaking, Bath Salt Making, and in making Lip products. In the above photo of Melt...

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Making Your Own Duochromes is Not Possible

You can make colors that shift or shimmer, but those really complicated colors that go from red, to green, to orange and everything in between, there is no way to mix those by hand in your home. The reason has...

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Making your Own Unicorn Highlighter Base

We sell a fun Minute Kit, the Unicorn Highlighter Kit.  Included is a premade base.  Here is the recipe if you want to make it yourself! GRAMS PERCENT 3.2 Grapeseed Oil 34% 5.6 Cyclopentasiloxane 60% 0.45 TKB Thickening Clay 5%...

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TKB Colors: our ready-to-wear products

Recently, we announced on our site that we had some finished matte liquid lipsticks "coming soon" for sale on our site.

I wanted to briefly explain to our long-time customers what this is all about.

For decades, TKB has focused its efforts on supplying raw materials and offering support to indie businesses. We started with the soapmakers and quickly added a variety of indie crafters, with a large...
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5 Tips to Unforgettable Wedding Day Nails

When I was 8 years old and dressing up for my imagined day, I painted my nails with white out and colored them in with permanent markers only to end up desperately scrubbing the ink and paint off before my parents found out. Was your first experience with painted nails the same?

My name is Kimberly Simon and I am the resident makeup artist and product designer here at TKB! I’m so excited to...
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