Our Raspberry Mica is a lively cool red (which means it is more on the violet side of the colour wheel, rather than the orange side) so it has more bite than orange/reds. Great for blending lipsticks, and in lip balm of course, Raspberry Mica is great in all applications. Raspberry Mica exhibits a medium level of sheen, and is stable in Cold Process and Melt and Pour Soap.
NB: Our new stock of Raspberry Mica is a slightly darker colour so have renamed it Pink Raspberry so you can see if you have purchased the previous shipment of colour.
For accurate measuring of Micas (especially if blending for Mineral Makeup) we stock Pigment Scoops.
Melt & Pour Soap - Yes
Cold Processed Soap - Yes
Bath Bombs - Yes. We recommend the inclusion of Polysorbate 80 with Micas in Bath Bombs.
Cosmetics including Eye area - Yes
Lip Products – Yes
Oil Based Sugar Scrubs: Yes
This Colour is a: Non bleeding Mica
Liquid Soaps – No - pigment will settle to the bottom of the bottle over time
Usage Guide Range: from 1 teaspoon (3 – 4g) per 500g of soap
Our Test Results:
Produces a pearlescent crisp raspberry colour in clear MP Soap Base and a pastel but lively pink tone with no shimmer in white MP Soap Base. In CP produces a good depth of colour at fair concentration or more pastel if used at lower concentration.
pH sensitivity: Stable in high pH products such as CP Soap
Colour Fading: This colour is not light sensitive and not prone to fading
Colour Bleeding (Migration): Non bleeding, suitable for embedding, layering and swirling
Micas can be mixed in a little Fragrance, Water or Oil to moisten before use – Oil is the easiest for Micas. This will minimise clumping and/or speckling.
Note: Our Micas are packed in resealable vials, tubs or jars unless purchasing 500g and above or surplus stock.