All you need to know about Mixing and lining liquid.
What is the mixing and lining liquid?
Our mixing and lining liquid is a water-based film former that can be used in conjunction with other dry products to create a creamy paste-like liquid that can used on the eye area. Ensuring a waterproof, smudge proof and long wearing eyeshadow/liner.
How to use the mixing and lining liquid?
Simply mix a drop of mixing and lining liquid with a small amount of dry product e.g.: loose eyeshadow/pigments or sparkles. Apply the liquid paste onto the eye area as desired. The mixing and lining liquid turns the dry product into a liquid-like colour that will set into a smudge proof liner or eye colour.
How to use the mixing and lining liquid with our sparkles to create a metallic-like look?
Decant some sparkles and a few drops of mixing and lining liquid onto a mixing thumb palette and using a small brush, mix them together and apply. Or decant the sparkles into the sparkle lid, dip a small brush into the mixing and lining liquid and then into the decanted sparkle. Mix on your hand or mixing thumb palette and apply to desired area.
What should the consistency be?
If you have too much mixing and lining liquid and it seems too runny or too transparent, add some more dry product. If your product seems too dry on the palette or a bit flaky when applied, your mix is too dry, and you should add more liquid. The perfect consistency is a creamy-liquid-paste like consistency that has a smooth workable texture and does not flake or crack. It should be wet enough to give you time to blend it slightly, should you wish to have it blended or dry enough to create precise liners or cut-crease eyeshadow looks. Once it has dried it should not move.
How can I intensify the look?
After applying your paste-like mixture, leave for approximately 30-60 seconds to dry. If it seems too transparent or you want it more intense you can re-apply to increase the intensity. If your consistency was too thin and/or transparent we advise not layering it more than 3 times.
How long does the mixing and lining liquid take to dry?
Keep eyes closed and other areas still once the mixture has been applied to avoid smudging. It takes approximately 30-60 seconds to dry, but we would advice leaving it to dry for a minute or two to be safe. Leaving you with an intense smudge proof look that will last for hours.
Can the mixing and lining liquid be used in an airbrush gun?
If you are a Pro-artist and use an airbrush gun you can mix the mixing and lining liquid with a loose pigment and spray it through your airbrush, just ensure you use more mixing and lining liquid to create a runny and sprayable consistency. It is the perfect way to create some definition to your body painting creations. Always remember that colours with a more glittery shimmer might not always work with the airbrush as these particle sizes will be too large for your gun’s needle. If your gun gets clogged, you can run some of our brush cleaner through your gun and this will help remove the film former from the mixing and lining liquid, then you can run some water through afterwards to ensure all residue is removed.
What other products work well with the mixing and lining liquid?
If you are wanting to increase the wear of water activated products like our aqua paint. You can use the mixing and lining liquid to activate the aqua paint to ensure your look lasts longer. The mixing and lining liquid and aqua paint is the perfect match if you are wanting to create colourful graphic liners or colours that will pop and last long when doing body painting.
What sizes are available?
The mixing and lining liquid is available in an 8ml & 10ml. The 8ml comes with a small application brush and is great for personal use. The 10ml has an opening big enough for a small brush and is recommended for a Pro-artist.
We recommend you always decant your mixing and lining liquid into the lid or onto a mixing thumb palette to avoid cross contamination (allowing some colours to mix into other colours). Remember if you are using the 8ml and you dip your brush into the product and then into the colour you will need to remove all the colour before dipping it back into your mixing and lining liquid to avoid other colours getting into your mixing and lining liquid as it is a clear liquid. If you are a Pro MUA always opt for decanting your products onto your mixing palette as this will be the most hygienic way to work.
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