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What's New at TKB Trading

  • April 5, 2018 Anh Nguyen

    TKB Gloss Base/ Lip Gloss Calculations

    TKB's Versagel is popular lip gloss base which may be used 100% as a base with no additional additives other than color!  A question we get a lot is "How many Lip Glosses can I make with one of your...

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  • February 19, 2018 Anh Nguyen

    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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  • February 15, 2018 Anh Nguyen

    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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  • February 12, 2018 Anh Nguyen

    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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  • April 16, 2017 Kaila Westerman, TKB Trading, LLC

    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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