interference pigment mica colour - red
A subtle two tone effect can be created by adding it to an entirely different colour. Experiment with Interference Pigments to find out exactly which base colours you think brings out the best in them. A great addition to lipstick recipes and amazing in nail polish where they really do come into their own!
When dry, Interference/Duochrome Pigments look like plain white powder but if you rub them onto your skin or make them wet, they reveal the most amazing iridescent hues hidden within them. Spectacular used in lip gloss, nail polish, pressed eyeshadows, loose powder eyeshadows, lotions, gel candles, CP soap and M&P soap etc.
Interference pigments are made by depositing various layers of either titanium dioxide or iron oxide onto mica particles. When light hits the surface of these particles, it is then reflected and refracted by the various layers which results in multi colours. By increasing either the thickness of the titanium dioxide or the iron oxide a broad colour spectrum range can be produced. These extraordinary colours will change when viewed at various angles.
Interference Pigments should not be mixed together but used individually. Due to their complex colour changes produced through light reflection and refraction, mixing them together will only produce white. In contrast when added to absorption pigments, which are colours that are normally darker and absorb light rather than reflect, the ever changing colours of Interference will be enhanced greatly. Amazing effects can also be created in nail varnishes and liquid bases.