Hope you're having a spectacular week with a wonderful weekend to come! I'm drinking my cup of tea waiting to leave the house before my exam, and there's no point in studying now, so I thought I'd share a few thoughts for the day...
Weight vs. volume
How do we convert from percentages to grams?
Think about the terms you use. What does it mean to "condition" your hair? What is a hair "conditioner"? What is a skin "conditioner"? What is a "moisturizer"? What does it mean to "soothe" or "alleviate" or "help" a problem? What does "nourish" mean? There are so many words we use to describe what our products do - what do these terms mean and how might they do these things? Think about these terms - there'll be a test*.
*No, there won't. But there will be a post on this topic next week.
ANHYDROUS EYE SHADOW PRIMER
25% mango butter
36% oils - fractionated coconut, hazelnut, or macadamia nut oils - or esters
15% zinc oxide (oil soluble)
Weigh and melt the phase until all the solids are liquid. Remove and add the cool down phase. Mix really really well and make sure the zinc oxide isn't all at the bottom as you're filling your containers. I like to use these lip balm tubes as it makes it easier to apply. Let cool, use, rejoice!
I really don't suggest changing the oils for anything greasier as you don't want something really greasy on your eyes because it'll mess with your mascara. If you want to make a non-anhydrous primer, use this stuff - without the beeswax - and create a nice lotion. You can go up to 25% zinc oxide in this recipe either way.
Have a great day, and join me tomorrow when posting gets back to normal (mostly!)