Cosmetic Alchemy Mixing Medium

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Cosmetic Alchemy is a mixing medium that, when combined with loose pigments eyeshadows, creates a foiled effect, increasing both their intensity and staying power. You can also use it to transform mineral eyeshadow into liquid eyeliner.

To use, shake well and then just add a drop or two to a little bit of pigment and mix until it takes on a thin, paste-like consistency. Apply for a shiny, intensified effect. For liner, apply with an angled brush.

Cosmetic Alchemy comes packaged in a 10ml plastic dropper bottle; a 3 gram mixing pod is also included for your convenience.

Ingredients: distilled water, vegetable glycerin, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, potassium sorbate, and hexylene glycol.

Swatch images show Hardboiled Wonderland eyeshadow swatched dry (left) and foiled with Cosmetic Alchemy mixing medium (right).

Please note: this product is not a pressing medium; it is not suitable for pressing eyeshadows.

All Apocalyptic Beauty products are vegan and cruelty free!

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  • 5
    I Made Eyeliner!

    Posted by Sally on Jul 22nd 2020

    I had zero idea how to use this when it came in my starter kit. I was sure I would never have any use for it, but I gave it a try today. I scooped up a bit of the Bathory eyeshadow on the end of my angled brush, put in a drop of this stuff and -viola- metallic red liquid eyeliner. I have sparkly red winged eyeliner right now and it is so awesome I might die. I cannot wait to experiment more.

  • 5

    Posted by Martha on Feb 8th 2019

    This is my favorite way to foil shadows. I use it most often to create custom eyeliners, but works great with lid applications and brows too. It's inexpensive and one bottle lasted me a year! The dropper bottle is wonderful at controlling how much is used and the bottle still works the same after a year (no cracking or leaking).

  • 5

    Posted by Tara Craglow on Dec 20th 2018

    One of the first things purchased and I have used it many times. I love using this to make loose shadows into eyeliner. I love that a mixing pod is included and need to snag a few spares! This is cheap and lasts forever. It may not cost a lot, but it's definitely a great working product!