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Cosmetic Pigments & Dyes

A Pigment is a color additive which does not dissolve into its carrier and is not staining (except in really high concentrations in which case it could).  Pigments suspend in their carrier.  Pigments are flat and non-shimmery. They tend to be opaque. 

Dyes dissolve into a carrier (for the most part) and can be staining.  They are also brighter in hue.  They tend to be flat, non-shimmery and somewhat translucent.

Pigment companies will color Mica with a pigment (or sometimes with a dye) to produce the colored micas which you see all over our website, as well as in all kinds of makeup.  A lot of people call this blend Pigments, but really they are pigments mixed with shimmery mica!

Additional Resources:

- What is a Dye, Pigment, Mica?

Why Eyes, But Not Lips?

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    Brown Oxide Pigment

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    Flat pure brown pigment, of a medium shade. This is actually a blend of red, yellow and black oxides, bringing it to a fairly medium shade brown pi...

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    Black Oxide Pigment

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    Black Oxide is an iron oxide which is flat, black and pure in hue. Stands alone as an accent color for any cosmetic or personal care product; also ...

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    Red Oxide, Red Shade

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    Flat basic brick red iron oxide. A stable and staple color for all kinds of projects. This is a very intense hue and a little will go a long way.

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    Carmine (Bright)

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    5/23/23 Update:  We have discontinued our original Carmine and are now selling our Bright Carmine instead.  This is because the original and Bright...

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    Chromium Oxide Green

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    Chromium Oxide Green is a flat, matte, medium green pigment.

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    Dark Brown Oxide

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    This is a darker version of our Brown Oxide.

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    Bright Carmine

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     We are now selling this product at the following link: Carmine (Bright)

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    FD&C Red 40 Alum Lake

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    Red #40 is a dye commonly found in drugs and cosmetics.

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    FD&C Blue 1 Alum Lake

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    This blue is a "lake" color, which is a hybrid between a "dye" and a "pigment".

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    Red Oxide - Blue Shade

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    Here is a standard red oxide, but with more of a blue, or burgundy or maroon hue. A great stable and staple color additive for all projects.

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    TKB Matte Red Pop (Reformulated)

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    Matte Red Pop is a "Ready-to-Wear" matte powder, however you are also free to use it in your formulations

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    FD&C Yellow 5 Lake

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    Bright, lemon yellow lake color.

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    Murasaki Manganese

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    Manganese violet pigment with a yellow undertone.

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    Hydrated Chromium Oxide

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    Rather bright blueish-green pigment. Lovely especially in soapmaking and handmade toiletries.

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    13 Cosmetic Pigments Sampler

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    Sep 2018 Updated: You will receive Ultramarine Violet as a substitute for African Violet Ultramarine. The sampler includes the following pigments:T...

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    African Violet Ultramarine

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    Our African Violet is substituted for Ultramarine Violet.

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    Honey Yellow

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    Another oxide, but reminds you oh so much of the sweet bee pollen made by honeybees! <3 This item is being discontinued.  After we deplete our c...

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    Reborn Ferric Ferrocyanide

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    Ferric Ferrocyanide is a flat blue pigment also known as Iron Blue and Prussian Blue.

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    TKB Matte Orange Pop

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    Matte Orange Pop is a "Ready-to-Wear" matte powder, however you are also free to use it in your formulations!

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    TKB Matte Purple Pop

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    Matte Purple Pop is a "Ready-to-Wear" matte powder, however you are also free to use it in your formulations!

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    TKB Matte Yellow Pop

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    Matte Yellow Pop is a "Ready-to-Wear" matte powder, however you are also free to use it in your formulations!

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    TKB Matte Blue Pop

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    A ready-to-wear matte powder, lovely blue.

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    TKB Matte Green Pop

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    Matte Green Pop is a "Ready-to-Wear" matte powder, however you are also free to use it in your formulations!

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