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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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    D&C Red 27 Alum Lake

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

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    Vivid Flamingo

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    This product is UV/Blacklight responsive. Product is cruelty-free, vegan, gluten free, paraben free, palm oil free, and does not contain formaldehyde.

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    D&C Red 21 Alum Lake

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    Bright red.

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    Reformulated Neon Pink

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

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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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    Ultramarine Pink

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

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    Raging Raspberry

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    Bright, intense pink purple.

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    Ultramarine Violet

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    Ultramarine violet is a blue-shade violet inorganic pigment.

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    Giggly Pink Craft Pigment

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    Intense non-cosmetic grade pigment. Generally stable and non-bleeding.

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    Cheerful Pink Craft Pigment

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    Intense non-cosmetic grade pigment. Generally stable and non-bleeding.

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