Tutti Fruiti matte
1 tbsp lip balm base
2 cc colour
3 sc titanium dioxide
1 cc ronaspheres
As you can see, the colour has changed a lot by adding the titanium dioxide, making it lighter and more opaque. I like it, but I'm getting more of a dusty pink than a tutti fruiti out of it. Next time, I'm going straight for the Ronaspheres, rather than adding the titanium dioxide. (I'll use titanium dioxide in other blends, just not this colour!)
Let's try another colour, leaving out the titanium dioxide but adding the Ronaspheres.
DUSTY ROSE LIP STICK
As you can see, I started with the creamsicle and petal pink - a colour I was originally calling pearly pink - but it was just a little too girly pink for my taste. I added the ruby mica and got a really nice pink colour. You could stop here and add your fillers and be done, but no...I had to keep going and add the merlot mica. I liked it as it gave it a little more deep colour to it. I added the Ronaspheres (you could use sericite mica or boron nitride here for a bit whiter colour or bismuth oxychloride for some pearl) then added to the classic base.
1 cc creamsicle iron oxide (from Soapcraft.ca)
2 cc petal pink mica (from Voyageur)
1 cc ruby mica (from Suds & Scents)
1 cc merlot mica (from Brambleberry)
1/3 cc Ronaspheres (from Voyageur)
1 tbsp classic base
I will be posting the classic base later this week - it's a different kind of lipstick base entirely that has far more grip and isn't as shiny. I'm still not sure if I like it...
Originally I was going for a pearly pink here - as evidenced by the writing on the swatches - but it slowly became a dusty rose, a colour I wanted but didn't expect!
I chose the creamsicle iron oxide because I had it lying around and I thought it might give me some staying power and depth. I added the Ronaspheres for slip and glide and to give me some whiteness. And I used the classic base because I ran out of lip balm base.
Here's the evolution of this colour...
Again, I like this one. I don't have to worry about clumps of titanium dioxide - because I didn't use it - and it is giving me more coverage than the lip balm base alone. I would like it a little shinier, so I think I'll play with some boron nitride tomorrow!