Monday, October 31, 2016

[Video] DIY Pressed Rainbow Highlighter Tutorial


Hi guys!

Everyone is loving these rainbow colored highlights lately, so I thought I might as well pick up a pressing kit and try my hand at it too!
This was a time consuming project, but it was a lot of fun and yielded a great result. I picked up a cheap, wide brush to use with this, and it works perfectly.
The only thing I would change is to tone down the blue a bit more- all the other colors are much lighter and more ethereal, while the blue is still pretty obviously blue! I might even omit the blue altogether and skip straight to purple if I did this again.

I bought all the supplies for this from http://www.tkbtrading.com
Freebie Sampler: http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=541
Measuring Spoons: http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=979
Press Pack (38mm): http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=1980
MyMix Pressing Medium: http://www.tkbtrading.com/item.php?item_id=1168

Please note that the “pop” micas have been discontinued, but there are similar replacements for them on the site currently. The large jars and metal measuring spoons I am using also come from TKB!

As an alternative to storebought pans and a pressing tile, you can use an old empty makeup pan and a solid, fairly flat item of a similar size (like a coin or something), but the pressing kit is fairly inexpensive and a great option if you don't have what you need laying around the house already.

I already had a lot of various micas from TKB, but I think you could get away with just getting 5 or 6 colored micas, and their hilite sampler. Anything beyond that is just extra fun!

~RECIPES~

Red:
Raspberry Pop (1 smidgen)
Hilite Red (1 dash)

Orange:
Tangerine Pop (1 smidgen)
Hilite Gold (1 pinch)
Hilite Red (1 pinch

Yellow:
Lemon Drop Pop (1 smidgen)
Hilite Gold (1 dash)

Green:
Apple Green Pop (1 drop)
Green Apple (1 drop)
Travel to Earth (1 pinch)
Hilite Green (1 smidgen)

Blue: (note: I would actually tone this down more and use less Indian Blue if I were doing this again. I feel like the blue is still stronger than the other colors)
Indian Blue (1 smidgen)
Travel to Neptune (1 pinch)
Hilite Blue (1 pinch)

Purple:
Grape Pop (1 drop)
Pearl Violet (1 smidgen) (note that this color is not lip safe)
Hilite Violet (1 pinch)
Sparkle Violet (1 drop)

*You can see another pressed highlighter on the desk as well. I made this one first as an experiment, here are the recipes for it*

Yellow:
Lemon Drop Pop (1 pinch)
Hilite Gold (2 pinch)
Satin Pearl (1 dash)

Blue:
Indian Blue (1 pinch)
Blue Ice (1 pinch)
Hilite Blue (1 dash)
Satin Pearl (1 pinch)

Pink:
Pearl Pink (2 pinch) (note that this color is not eye safe)
Hilite Violet (1 pinch)
Satin Pearl (1 dash)

* My Everyday Basic Face Routine: https://youtu.be/DbQhbedPMEA

* My Colored/Glitter Eyebrow Routine: https://youtu.be/naewnHZAb_o

Music: "Dark Fog"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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