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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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    Color Violet Manganese

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    Lovely lip-approved purple, not stable in cold process soap.

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    Manganese Violet

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    Manganese violet pigment, not stable in cold process soap.

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    Murasaki Manganese

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    Manganese violet pigment with a yellow undertone.

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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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    African Violet Ultramarine

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    Our African Violet is substituted for Ultramarine Violet.

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    Raging Raspberry

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    Bright, intense pink purple.

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    Vivid Violet

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    A matte, bright purple pigment for cosmetic use.

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    TKB Matte Purple Pop

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

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    Positive Purple Craft Pigment

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

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