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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?

  • Color Violet Manganese
    Color Violet Manganese
    from $ 2.65

    Color Violet Manganese

    December 2018 Update: Due to an increase in our raw material cost, we have recently raised the price of this product. Lovely lip-approved purple, n...

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    from $ 2.65
  • Manganese Violet
    Manganese Violet
    from $ 1.65

    Manganese Violet

    Manganese violet pigment, not stable in cold process soap.

    from $ 1.65
  • Murasaki Manganese
    Murasaki Manganese
    from $ 1.65

    Murasaki Manganese

    Manganese violet pigment with a yellow undertone.

    from $ 1.65
  • African Violet Ultramarine
    African Violet Ultramarine
    from $ 2.65

    African Violet Ultramarine

    Our African Violet is substituted for Ultramarine Violet. December 2018 Update: Due to an increase in our raw material cost, we have recently raise...

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    from $ 2.65
  • Reborn Purple
    Reborn Purple
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    from $ 1.65

    Reborn Purple

    January 2019 Update: Due to an increase in our raw material cost, we have recently raised the price of this product.Soap stable and non-bleeding. A...

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    from $ 1.65
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  • TKB Matte Purple Pop
    TKB Matte Purple Pop
    from $ 1.65

    TKB Matte Purple Pop

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

    from $ 1.65
  • Vivid Violet
    Vivid Violet
    from $ 2.65

    Vivid Violet

    A matte, bright purple pigment for cosmetic use.

    from $ 2.65