Try this body shimmer for Hallowe'en - in extreme colours - or Christmas for a bit of extra sparkle. This is a great project for girls and teens to introduce them to the world of mineral make-up. Or make some up as a present (hey, Christmas is only three months away!)
What are our goals for this product?
Translucency: We aren't trying to cover anything up and we want the sparkle to show through, so translucency is the key here.
Shiny-ness: We want sparkle, so we're going to use micas here and fillers that offer some sparkle.
Silkiness: If you're putting something all over your body, you want something that feels lovely going on and feels lovely staying on.
FOR A LOT OF BASE...You'll want 4.6 grams to fit into a larger sifter container or about 1 gram to fit into a smaller sifter container, but feel free to make smaller amounts with a 7 grams Micronaspheres to 5 grams Dry-flo ratio. This recipe should make somewhere around 6 containers - the smaller amount makes about 3 containers.
14 grams Micronaspheres or treated sericite mica
10 grams Dry-flo
0.3 grams honey or vanilla powder (optional)
*The honey or vanilla powder is a humectant and it tastes nice.
Mix together in a very large bag (not suitable for a grinder with the Micronsaspheres, but okay with the treated sericite mica) until blended well.
Gold shimmer: To 0.5 grams of base, you'll want to add 1 scoop oriental beige mica, 1 scoop sparkle gold (0.15 cc each). To make a full sifter container, you'll want to use 4.0 grams of base to 1/4 tsp oriental beige mica, 1/4 tsp sparkle gold mica.
Silver shimmer: 4 scoops sunpearl silver mica or any other silver, 1 scoop black satin mica. Or 4 cc sunpearl silver mica to 1 cc black satin mica. Add at 1/2 tsp to 4 grams of base.
You can add any micas you want to this at about the same ratio. Mix together your micas until you achieve the colour you want, then add 1/2 tsp to about 4 grams of base.
This also makes a nice sheen eye shadow.
PARADISE EYE SHADOW (as seen in the picture above and in the pressing powders experiments)
Mix together your gold dust shimmer base as above.
1/2 tsp gold shimmer
2 scoops paradise sand mica
1 scoop yellow iron oxide
Blend well in a bag. Put into container. Rejoice!