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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?

  • Yellow Oxide
    Yellow Oxide
    from $ 1.65

    Yellow Oxide

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

    from $ 1.65
  • D&C Yellow 10 Alum Lake
    D&C Yellow 10 Alum Lake
    from $ 1.65

    D&C Yellow 10 Alum Lake

    A bright yellow dye.

    from $ 1.65
  • FD&C Yellow 5 Lake
    FD&C Yellow 5 Lake
    from $ 1.65

    FD&C Yellow 5 Lake

    Bright, lemon yellow lake color.

    from $ 1.65
  • Honey Yellow
    Honey Yellow
    from $ 1.65

    Honey Yellow

    Another oxide, but reminds you oh so much of the sweet bee pollen made by honeybees! <3

    from $ 1.65
  • TKB Ochre Oxide
    TKB Ochre Oxide
    from $ 1.65

    TKB Ochre Oxide

    A mid-range yellow/brown pigment.

    from $ 1.65
  • Reborn Strong Yellow
    Reborn Strong Yellow
    from $ 2.65

    Reborn Strong Yellow

    January 2019 Update: Due to an increase in our raw material cost, we have recently raised the price of this product.Our Reborn color family (fka Co...

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    from $ 2.65
  • TKB Matte Yellow Pop
    TKB Matte Yellow Pop
    from $ 1.65

    TKB Matte Yellow Pop

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

    from $ 1.65
  • Monochrome Yellow
    Monochrome Yellow
    from $ 1.65

    Monochrome Yellow

    Warm, honey yellow.

    from $ 1.65
  • Reborn Yolk Yellow
    Reborn Yolk Yellow
    from $ 2.65

    Reborn Yolk Yellow

    January 2019 Update: Due to an increase in our raw material cost, we have recently raised the price of this product.Our Reborn color family (fka Co...

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    from $ 2.65
  • Vivid Canary
    Vivid Canary
    from $ 2.65

    Vivid Canary

    A very vivid yellow sure to brighten your day!

    from $ 2.65
  • FD&C Yellow 5 Batch Certified
    FD&C Yellow 5 Batch Certified
    $ 42.65

    FD&C Yellow 5 Batch Certified

    A bright yellow dye. Batch Certified. You are purchasing one pound.

    $ 42.65
  • TKB Summer Yellow
    TKB Summer Yellow
    from $ 3.65

    TKB Summer Yellow

    Soap stable and non-bleeding. Approved for cosmetic use in the USA and EU.

    from $ 3.65