Thursday, February 25, 2010

How to press loose powders or pigments

A while ago, I showed you my SMH palette in which I press most of my pigment collection because I found it to be handier for someone as clumsy as I am.
I then thought it could be a good idea to share with you how I press them. So here is my pic tutorial on how to press pigment for clumsy people :)
You can find many other ways to do it but this one is my favourite. You do not loose too much powder and you are not afraid anymore to sneeze while pressing your precious glitters :)).
It can also be used to restore cracked pressed eyeshadow. For that purpose, you can use simple rubbing alcool instead of a binder as silicones
(already in the pressed shadow) and alcohol together will insure cohesion. If you still have questionq on how to press pigments, the comment section is all yours ^^.

Do you prefer loose or press shadows? And why?

See ya :)


Lullaby77 said...

hey that looks super easy! I really need to brace myself and try, I got all the material but am procrastinating. And I thought you should press only after they're dry? and how long do they need to dry? I read 2 days.

Une fille Lambda said...

@Lullaby77: yes I swear it is super easy! I press mine still wet otherwise they will form kinf of stupid balls hard to remix together. Not so sure it is clear :))). It dries very quickly, they can be used next morning but it may depend on how much binder you put in ^^.

Lullaby77 said...

Hum, I read 1 drop glycerine for 5 drops alcohol. Is that right? For mac pigments I read you don't need to add binder, just alcohol, since they already have a binder in them.

Une fille Lambda said...

@Lullaby77: I do not know how to make a binder but your recipe does not sound bad. I am too lazy to cook my own binder and do not have glycerine right now. For MAC pigment I have not tried using only alcohol but it works on the pressed shadow for sure. So sorry not to have your answers, but I do not want to be misleading ^^

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