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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?

  • Monochrome Orange
    Monochrome Orange
    from $ 1.65

    Monochrome Orange

    Bright, warm orange color.

    from $ 1.65
  • Monochrome Cool Red
    Monochrome Cool Red
    from $ 2.65

    Monochrome Cool Red

    Intense, mysterious shade of red.

    from $ 2.65
  • Monochrome Warm Red
    Monochrome Warm Red
    from $ 1.65

    Monochrome Warm Red

    The perfect warm-red.

    from $ 1.65
  • Monochrome Blue
    Monochrome Blue
    from $ 1.65

    Monochrome Blue

    Gorgeous, stunning deep blue.

    from $ 1.65
  • Monochrome Yellow
    Monochrome Yellow
    from $ 1.65

    Monochrome Yellow

    Warm, honey yellow.

    from $ 1.65