Friday, July 3, 2015

Review and swatches of TKB Trading micas

While doing my usual makeup swatch browsing on instagram I stumbled upon a company called TKB Trading based in Oakland, California. Almost immediately I fell in love with the gorgeous pictures of these pigments, and for only $1.50 for 6 grams of product I placed an order. There are very few reviews of this company and I couldn't find too many videos on these micas on youtube either. I ordered the 6 colors pictured and named below. My total was $16.40 including all shipping and handling fees. See the pictures for yourself, these micas commonly referred to as "pigments", are absolutely beautiful! They can be used as hi lighters or eyeshadows; the company says that they are also FDA approved and safe for use on lips as well.You can even create your own makeup by simply just mixing your choice of micas together to create a new blend. How cool is that? If only I had more time on my hands. The 6 grams of product that you get for each product come in bags, but I will be storing my micas in tiny 5 gram containers that I found on Ebay. I also found some very informative videos on youtube on how to press these Micas, if you are not fond of their loose form. I would do this if I had more time, you only need 2 ingredients to press the micas, 90% alcohol and a binder which can be purchased on the TKB Trading website tkbtrading.com, Ebay, or on CostalScents.com 

Pictured below without flash,
From left to right (first row): Apricot, Aurora, Brilliant Gold, and Cinnamon Sugar
From left to right (second row): Echo Hilite Gold, Honey Mica, and Starlight Gold



Pictured below with flash.


Pictured below without flash.
From left to right: Apricot, Aurora, Brilliant Gold, Echo Hilite Gold, Honey Mica, and Starlight Gold

Pictured below with flash.
From left to right: Apricot, Aurora, Brilliant Gold, Echo Hilite Gold, Honey Mica, and Starlight Gold