It's not paint, it's pigment!
The ability to constantly experiment with color, while avoiding harmful ingredients and permanent staining? All this is real thanks to the "hero" of my today's article - pigment.
Considering the fact that our skin absorbs about 80% of what we put on it, it is very important to opt for natural, high-quality cosmetics, without the use of potentially harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, most often, such cosmetics are quite expensive. But do not rush to get upset, because you can always find a worthy alternative, in which you will not only look good, but also feel good. One such alternative is the use of pigments for various cosmetic purposes.
Initially, pigments were only components of cosmetic products and were not used as an independent product. And only over time, having convinced of the safety of the compositions, pigments began to be widely used in everyday personal care. First, let's look at the main types of pigments.
Types of pigments
All pigments are divided into organic and inorganic . The inorganic ones are:
- Iron Oxides: These pigments are intended for use in all types of cosmetics. And this is the most popular type of pigment. When carefully mixed in various proportions, a wide variety of natural shades can be created with these oxides.
- Ultramarine: Ultramarine offers a good range of cool shades (lavender, orchid, cobalt blue). It's mainly intended for eye cosmetics, but is not recommended for use on the lips.
- White pigments: These pigments (titanium dioxide and zinc oxide) are widely used in all cosmetic products.
- Chromium Dioxide: This pigment has a rich green color and is approved for use in all cosmetics except lipstick.
- Manganese Violet: This bright pigment (matte purple) is intended for eye and lip cosmetics.
Inorganic pigments are opaque and solvent resistant. Organic pigments are pigments that were originally created from plants or other carbon-based life forms.
I won't surprise you if I say that I personally prefer the use of organic pigments. Firstly, as you probably already understood, I am attracted by its natural composition. And secondly, every time I pick up one of the bright pigments, it causes me a strong association with the Indian holiday Holi :)
Most often, I use pigment in eyebrow makeup, but one of my friends went further and decorated her hair in the bikini area with pigment. Of course, I didn’t see the result live, but, according to her, she was very pleased with the result. :) But don't take risks with this case, if you decide to use the pigment, first make sure that you don't have allergies. Or use a special paint for this area, which I wrote about a while ago. The main difference between pigment and dye is that the dye penetrates deep into the hair, and thus provides a lasting effect. And the pigment, as it were, “envelops” the hair without disturbing the structure, and provides temporary coloring.
Thanks to this approach to eyebrow makeup, you can often change the image: today you are well. You is the owner of dark thick eyebrows, and tomorrow your eyebrows "burned out so naturally in the sun." And the day after tomorrow you took a colored pigment - and now you are already a representative of informal youth! :) In general, experiment as you like!
A nice bonus in using pigments for coloring eyebrows is that the product is quite resistant, but at the same time it can still be washed off quite easily if desired.
Where to buy eyebrow pigments
You can buy eyebrow pigments in specialized stores or on the Internet. Mineral organic eyebrow pigments are available to order on numerous sites. An interesting point: this set also includes a kind of “seal”, with a ready-made eyebrow shape.
That is, you can simply take this device, pick up pigment with it, press it to the skin, and an ideally shaped eyebrow!
Manufacturers do not report what to do with your natural eyebrow that goes beyond the stencil. But just in case, we made three possible variants of the form, maybe it will guess your preferences and data :)
It kind of reminded me of the colored prints that I loved to indulge in as a child, and from which the wallpaper in our apartment suffered :)
From all of the above, we can conclude that the pigment is already gaining momentum as an independent product. And he has every reason to do so!