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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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    D&C Red 33 Alum Lake

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    This dye is a blue-red, more purplish or magenta than true red.

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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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    D&C Red 27 Alum Lake

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    Bright, almost fluorescent pink lake dye. Appropriately used to dye products for personal use for cosmetics generally, but not for eye area use.

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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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    Yellow Oxide

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    Yellow Oxide is the backbone of any foundation recipe. We offer two hues of yellow oxide: Honey Yellow Oxide and Yellow Oxide.

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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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    D&C Red 6

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    D&C Barium Lake is a red lake dye with an orange tone.

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    D&C Red 7 CA Lake

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    A medium shade red lake.

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    Color Violet Manganese

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    Lovely lip-approved purple, not stable in cold process soap.

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    Manganese Violet

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    Manganese violet pigment, not stable in cold process soap.

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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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    D&C Yellow 10 Alum Lake

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    A bright yellow dye.

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    FD&C Yellow 5 Lake

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    Bright, lemon yellow lake color.

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    Orange Oxide

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    Orange oxide is a flat inorganic pigment, popular for all kinds of cosmetic and personal care products.

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    Murasaki Manganese

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    Manganese violet pigment with a yellow undertone.

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    Vivid Flamingo

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    This product is UV/Blacklight responsive. Product is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, paraben free, palm oil free, and does not contain formaldehyde.

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    D&C Red 21 Alum Lake

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    Bright red.

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    FD&C Yellow 6 Lake

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    This lake color is orange in hue. It is also known as "sunset yellow".

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    Vivid Cardinal

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    This product is UV/Blacklight responsive. Product is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, paraben free, palm oil free, and does not contain formaldehyde.

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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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    Red 30 Talc Lake

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    Lake Dye.

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    TKB Ochre Oxide

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    A mid-range yellow/brown pigment.

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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 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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    Vivid Tanager

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    This product is UV/Blacklight responsive. Product is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, paraben free, palm oil free, and does not contain formaldehyde.

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    D&C Orange 5 Zirc/Alum Lake

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    A soft orange hued dye.

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    Vivid Canary

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    A very vivid yellow sure to brighten your day!

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    Natural Clay - Obsidian

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    An absorbent and adhesive ash gray clay.

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    Pigment Green 7

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    This product is WATER Soluble, not Oil.

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    FD&C Blue 1 Batch Certified

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    Basic blue dye, in LAKE form, common in many, many products. Batch Certified. You are purchasing one pound.

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