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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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    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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    Ultramarine Blue

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    A classic, basic blue pigment. Historically, ultramarine blue was made by grinding down the semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli. For cosmetic manufac...

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    Pigment Blue 15

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    Unique blue pigment.

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    13 Cosmetic Pigments Sampler

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    Sep 2018 Updated: You will receive Ultramarine Violet as a substitute for African Violet Ultramarine. The sampler includes the following pigments:T...

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    Reborn Ferric Ferrocyanide

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    Ferric Ferrocyanide is a flat blue pigment also known as Iron Blue and Prussian Blue.

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    Psi Blue Ultramarine

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    Psi Blue is a lighter, brighter, somewhat more yellow in undertone ultramarine blue than our regular Ultramarine Blue.

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    TKB Matte Blue Pop

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    A ready-to-wear matte powder, lovely blue.

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    Reformulated Neon Blue

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    This product is technical grade and is not intended for use in any cosmetic product. Bright Blue pigment for soap making and crafts.

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    TKB Turquoise Blue

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    Soap stable and non-bleeding. Not approved for cosmetic use in the USA but is approved for cosmetic use in the EU.

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    EZB - College Blue

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    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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    TKB Blue Ribbon

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    This product is being discontinued. Matte Blue. Recommended for soap making. Lovely in nail polish.

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