pearlescent mica colour - velvet taupe
Velvet Taupe is a very soft pastel shade that is somewhere in between a soft grey and a pastel brown which teams well with deep browns such as our Hot Chocolate for a neutral palette.
This pigment consists of Mica (an earth mineral), which is blended with Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide & Tin Oxide to produce a stunning brown-grey.
This gentle, safe and non-toxic colour produces a beautifully subtle shimmering and glittering effect and is ideal for colouring lip balms, glosses, lipsticks, blushers, eyeshadows, soap, bath bombs, creams and more. You can even use it for liquid soap / gels but, as with all powdered pigments, they will sink to the bottom if the consistency is not thick enough.
How to use
To use in lip or body balms, just add the powder straight to the melted mixture and whisk in thoroughly. You may wish to add more oil to the balm as the powder can have a drying effect.
Alternatively, you can add the colour to some glycerine to form a paste, then add it to your products.
You can add the colour straight to our Base Creams & Lotions
, and it will mix in well as long as you stir in thoroughly.
You can use this gorgeous colour on its own as an eyeshadow.
The dosage to use in your products completely depends on the product you're making. For a tinted lip balm/gloss, you need roughly 5-10 grams of colour per 100g of product. The more you add, the more the colour will transfer. So always add less for a coloured balm that you don't want to transfer onto the skin that much, and more for higher pigmentation.
Mica (ci77019), Titanium Dioxide (ci77891), Iron Oxides (ci77491), Tin Oxide (ci77861)
Suitable for vegans.