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Travel To Mars

# KQ-103

. . . Travel To Mars is a mica coated with titanium dioxide (a whitener), Silica, and Tin Oxide. Looking at it in the bag, it appears to be a white powder.

When you rub the powder between your fingers, you will note that it is exceptionally soft and smooth (thanks to the silica). You will also see the whiteness disappear as it bursts into a bright, shiny fushia red/pink glow.

If you rub the powder across a piece of white paper with black background and tilt the paper, you will see a subtle shift from red into coppers and golds. This is the color-shift in action.

Mars is excellent in nail polishes and lip products, as well as any kind of translucent cosmetic such as clear soap, shampoo, or bath gel.

Here are the guidelines for "best use":

  • Use the color alone or in with small amounts of dark colors such as blue, black or green
  • Use in transparent, translucent or semi-opaque formulas (for example: lip gloss, not lip stick)
  • Mix it gently (avoid grinding it in a mortar and pestle or blender)
  • Package in transparent packaging to show off the color shifting

Ingredients: áTitanium Dioxide (77891), Tin Oxide (778161), Silica.

Cosmetic Grade.
USA approved for use: Lips, Eyes, Face.
EU approved for use: Lips, Eyes, Face.
Recommended for nail polish and soap making.

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Sample (2.5g)  $1.50
1 ounce  $14.00
4 ounces  $44.00
Customer Reviews
By Stine
Really special

1s1s1s1s1sThis is absolutely cosmic!
By Holly
I love love looooove this particular mica from the planetary collection. It does magical things to other micas and I couldn't live without it. It is also just beautiful on it's own. It is sheer, but has this gorgeous pink reflective quality to it.

1s1s1s1s1sBy far my favorite Travel to color.
By Heather
This is simply beautiful.. Get the sample, but you'll wish you had more once you start using it!

1s1s0s0s0sWhat's all the hype?
By Paula
I can no distinguish the color shift, when they say subtle- they mean REALLY SUBTLE. Like unnoticeable, and I was LOOKING for it. The travel to colors are pretty and useful, but I can't tell the difference between these and the hilites so I can not find any reason to justify the higher price.

1s1s1s1s1sLoving this Mica
By Kristina
Try mixing this with equal parts Oriental beige:) I am really loving this mica color ALOT. There are so many possibilities! Try mixing this in with some Black Mica to create a wonderful, sexy eyeliner!! This is a must have in my book!

By Bridget
This transforms from copper to red to fuschia, as described. The pictures don't give you any sense of how amazing it really is! If you hold the Baggie under a light and tilt it, you can see the color shift. My only concern when I saw this was that, in an eyeshadow on the lid, you wouldn't really be able to see the color change. I thought maybe it would just look like Hilite Red, or it'd be too subtle to really notice at all. Not so! I ground up some brown oxide, yellow oxide, and red oxide red shade into my eyeshadow base to make a nice rich coppery brown color. Then I mixed it with equal parts Travel To Mars. The resulting shadow is a sort of reddish brown, that on the lid shifts from copper to fuschia/red. I'm sure that's really hard to picture, that's the best I can do to describe it, but trust me it's beautiful. And you can DEFINITELY see the color shift when it's on the eyelid. I'm so glad I got the planetary sampler, these micas are so worth it. I like to leave the baggies out on my counter with my lamp shining on them, so that every time I walk by I can see how beautiful they are :) Seriously, you NEED these micas.

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