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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?

  • D&C Red 27 Alum Lake
    D&C Red 27 Alum Lake
    from $ 2.65

    D&C Red 27 Alum Lake

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

    from $ 2.65
  • Vivid Rose
    Vivid Rose
    from $ 2.65

    Vivid Rose

    from $ 2.65
  • D&C Red 21 Alum Lake
    D&C Red 21 Alum Lake
    from $ 1.65

    D&C Red 21 Alum Lake

    Bright red.

    from $ 1.65
  • Vivid Flamingo
    Vivid Flamingo
    from $ 2.65

    Vivid Flamingo

    from $ 2.65
  • Ultramarine Pink
    Ultramarine Pink
    from $ 1.65

    Ultramarine Pink

    A basic flat pigment used in many projects, except for lip products.

    from $ 1.65
  • Ultramarine Violet
    Ultramarine Violet
    from $ 1.65

    Ultramarine Violet

    Ultramarine violet is a blue-shade violet inorganic pigment.

    from $ 1.65
  • EZB - Fairyland
    EZB - Fairyland
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    from $ 3.65

    EZB - Fairyland

    Our EZB colors are EZ-to-Blend matte (no shimmer), hue-intense, cosmetic pigments! They mix easily into nail polish (we recommend wetting with alco...

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    from $ 3.65
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