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Pressed Minerals – Success and Failures.

The 6 pigments I pressed last night are done. I’m actually worried that I didn’t leave them in Phase 1 long enough, and didn’t allow them to dry out enough before I put the jeans and coins and books on top of them for Phase 2. You can see where I touched each of them with my finger to see how pigmented they are. For all of these pigments, it took over half of their containers to press them. I was fine with that, but other people may not like that.

After checking them, only Restless and Peony came out. Fume, Mystery, BlackPlanet and BackInblack crumbled, but because I knew that was a possibility, I was able to get them all back into their containers without losing any product.

Coastal Scents sells a Pressing Medium specifically for mineral makeup that I will order and try with those colors.

I just mixed up 6 more this morning. They’re all Aromaleigh shades.

Shade Descriptions:
Eye Lustre Odette – The purity of white with a twist of opal gleam highlights.
Pure Hue Brocade – An iridescent gold/red fine shimmer.
Rocks! Sonic LadyStarDust – Stellar deep purple blue with a glam-load of glitter. blacklight reactive.
Eye Lustre Lillith – A truly chameleon-like shade in a base of heathery grey you can see highlights of green, blue and violet.
Gothic Lolita Velvet Dream – Vivid deep gothic garnet with pink sparks.
Pure Hue Moire – A fine-medium iridescent red/gold shimmer.

I’ve been repeatedly dropping them to even out the batter. I’m currently letting them dry a long time before I put them under the books to press.

We’ll see which ones last and which ones crumble. I’ll be sure to post my results.

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  • All of those but Restless and Peony and LadyStarDust crumbled, but I didn’t lose any product.
    I’ll be ordering the Coastal Scents stuff and I promise to let you know how that goes 🙂

    -DD

  • All of those but Restless and Peony and LadyStarDust crumbled, but I didn’t lose any product.
    I’ll be ordering the Coastal Scents stuff and I promise to let you know how that goes 🙂

    -DD

  • DD you’re getting into the pressing groove now! I hope you’ve been having fun. It’s too bad some of them crumbled, but I’d love to hear how the Coastal Scents binder works if you end up trying it!

  • DD you’re getting into the pressing groove now! I hope you’ve been having fun. It’s too bad some of them crumbled, but I’d love to hear how the Coastal Scents binder works if you end up trying it!

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