03/21/13 Upate: The publisher seems to have discontinued publishing the book which is the back bone for this kit. You can still purchase the book from Amazon.com or perhaps your local retailer or similar location, but we here at TKB Trading, LLC are not able to bring it in from the publishing house. SO . . . We are still selling the kit "without the book", but you really need the book for its recipes. So please make sure you can first purchase the book from another location before you purchase the kit from us!! (having said that, we will as a courtesy include the instructions and recipes that come with our smaller Mineral Makeup Kit.
The title of the book is The Complete Idiot's Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products by Sally Trew.
TKB's Absolutely Everything Kit for Making Natural Cosmetics includes
Every ingredient and nearly every tool you will need to make every recipe in Chapter 8 - Mineral Makeup. This chapter is 15 pages long and includes 8 different foundation color blends based on three different levels of coverage (from sheer to maximum).
Every ingredient and nearly every tool you will need to make every recipe in Chapter 9 - Blushes and Bronzers. This chapter is 16 pages long with 19 blush recipes and 5 bronzer recipes.
FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WHAT IS IN THE KIT AS WELL AS A SECOND VIDEO SHOWING MORE OF THE BLUSHES AND BRONZERS YOU CAN MAKE, CLICK HERE, OR ON THE MORE DETAILS HYPERLINK ABOVE.
There is a lot of product in this kit. It is a great launching point for someone wanting to get into the business of making color cosmetics.
All the foundation/blush/bronzer recipes in the book use talc as the base powder. Some people prefer to formulate without talc. If you would like to create makeup without talc, then please click the Talc Free Substitution below.
What will you receive instead of the 1 pound, 4 oz of Talc normally included in the kit?:
Instruction sheet on creating a Talc Substitute
4oz Rice Powder
8oz Corn Starch
8oz Sericite Mica treated with Carnauba Wax (CSMAX)
1oz Kaolin Clay
1oz Magnesium Stearate
Some of the foundation/blush/bronzer recipes in the book use carmine and beeswax in their formulary. If you would like to substitute the non-vegan ingredients with a vegan option, simply click the Vegan Substitution box below.
Here is the list of substitutions. Note that the colors are not a direct match, so the colors you make will look different than those shown in the videos:
1 oz Be My Valentine substituted with 1 oz Winterose
1 Sample Carnival Candy substituted with 1 Sample MyMix Peach
1 Sample Pink Coral substituted with 1 Sample MyMix Coral
1 Sample Cote d' Azur substituted with 1 Sample MyMix Mulberry
1 Sample Cloisonne Red substituted with 1 Sample MyMix Heat
1 Sample Sparkle Rose substituted with 1 Sample Bolero
1 Sample Apricot substituted with 1 Sample MyMix Zion Views
Just enough for me to practice on, with a lot of leftovers, will be ordering larger quantities of some of the white powders very soon. Just a tip for anyone creating colours for darker complections, if you're creating recipes from the book, you'll probably need to 1/2 or 3/4 the amount of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide that you add to the grinds and bases otherwise you'll get a chalky, whitish cast that you'll be unable to get rid of even with adding more oxides or colour. I had some premade bases on hand that I was able to use to augment the grinds with and that worked very well but it also effectively changed the formulation from being a loose mineral powder to just a loose powder, so knowing in advance would have been nice. Still an excellent kit though. Thanks once again TKB!!
All in one
Love this kit. Many ideas and lots of things to choose from. Needless to say, after purchasing this and playing for a little while, I just had to go back and place another order for mor supplies to keep me busy.
I want this and will be buying it :)
Can you make liquid foundation with this kit? TKB responds: We do not provide the instructions or liquid portion required, although if you know what you are doing, and have other materials, you could certainly use a lot of what is in the kit to make liquid foundation.
I love love LOVE my kit. I have made the prettiest eyeshadows with this kit. I love it so much I just ordered some more micas. Thanks TKB! :)
This Kit Rocks!
I got this today in crazy record time- arrived in 2 days!- and it's amazing! I've already spent an entire afternoon making the foundation color grinds, as well as a blush. If you're at all science or geek-oriented, this is probably the funnest girly chemistry experiment ever. I'm totally inviting my girlfriends over for a night out custom blending. I did have a minute of frustration figuring out how to get the scale to work, but once I realized there was a cover over it, it worked perfectly. I'm really glad I ended up getting the Absolutely Everything kit, because it really was ready to go right out of the box. GREAT product!