No Parabens? Are you for real?

You are not using Parabens? Then how long will your products last anyway?

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Yes! This is one of our F.A.Q (Frequently Asked Questions)

Before we answer this, let us take a look at Parabens first.

Use of Parabens in cosmetics

Parabens are present in most store-bought cosmetics. These are included in the products, to provide protection against micro-organisms & other harmful bacteria, so that this extends the shelf-life of the product. The commonly known ones for cosmetics will be Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, and Ethylparaben.

So why do Indie makeup companies usually avoid using Parabens?

While they are intended for a good cause, when used in a tiny amount in the recipe formulation…. However they can provide many harmful, potentially serious side effects to the user (if they are used more than 1%)  after a certain period of time, as some cosmetics have up to 25% of parabens in the recipe formulation.

Good effects : Prolonging the shelf-life of the product. (Eg. 24 months)

Ill effects include endocrine system dysfunction, premature aging, estrogen-positive breast cancer in woman and decrease in testosterone levels in men.

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Please take note : The US FDA has not banned Parabens from being used in cosmetics, as when they are used in the right amounts, products do not have a negative effect on the wearers.

https://www.fda.gov/cosmetics/productsingredients/ingredients/ucm128042.htm

Same goes for other chemical preservatives. As long as they are 1% or lesser in the recipe formulation, this is deemed as safe for the wearer.

However, the tricky part for the wearer will be to determine how much of Parabens are actually included in the recipe of the product, especially when it is mass produced.

How about Natural Preservatives?

Natural preservatives are not that effective in preventing bacteria and other harmful micro organisms from inhabiting the products as well.

In fact a common myth will be using Vitamin E oil. Vitamin E oil is nourishing for the skin, BUT it is hardly a preservative that prolongs the shelf-life of a cosmetic. Same goes for other carrier or essential oils. Hence safe, diluted chemical preservatives are the ones which do the job.

So…Do you use Preservatives for your products?

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Yes! The general recommended level for Preservatives in cosmetic formulation will be 1% or lesser, which is certified as safe for face & body use. Hence we use diluted Phenoxethanol & Potassium Sorbate (less than 1% in our recipe formulations), to prolong the freshness and shelf-life of our products. These ingredients are often used in cosmetics, and used by major brands that includes Powerhouse MAC, as these are ingredients that are safe for eyes/lips/body when diluted and used as 1% or lower.

This will go a long way in preserving our products, and protects the wearer from the above mentioned ill-effects caused by Parabens.

We believe in transparency, so what you see is what you will be getting from our products. We are the human guinea pigs for all our products, who wear the tester shades first.

And we will only give you products, that we, will also put on our faces.

You have our word =)

 

 

 

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‘Lab-work Time’

Dear lovelies,

After seeing our Instagram posts, some of you enquired if the loose and pressed version are different products.

Well, they are the same, so the color pay-off will be the same as well =) As requested, all loose eyeshadows, blushes, face beams will have their pressed counterparts very soon.

To show you what we mean, take a look at some of the snaps, taken during our pressing process.

Eyeshadow showcased : Narashima from ‘8 Avatars of Vishnu’ series

Here you can see Narashima, our loose eyeshadow, which is ready to be packed and shipped, as it is.

BEFORE

Loose Narashima final

To make it a pressed eyeshadow, we then follow another recipe of ours.

Tada! Narashima pressed eyeshadow is now ready to be packed and shipped =)

AFTER

Pressed Narashima Final

Do take note :- Each pressed eyeshadow comes in a 26mm tin pan, jam-packed with eyeshadow till it hits the brim =)

This static picture does not do any justice to the eyeshadow, it is best to view the video.

Product of the month – May (CLOSED)

 

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Only available for the month of May

Erotomaniac – Hydrating Matte Lip Cream
Color : Medium mauve, wine shade

Formulated with hydrating ingredients, this will not give tightness to your lips, while giving intense opaque color payoff.

Just a tiny bit goes a very long way. Applies like a cream lipstick.

Dries off with a matte finish.

Pre-orders only. For more details, PM us today =)
Sample size : In 5-gram clam-shell
Regular size : In liquid lipstick tube, with doe foot applicator

Look created using our ‘Pygmalion’ Lip cream

Once again, our lovely customer Vicky Ang, MUA also known as bunface@carousell has created a look for her model using our  New Matte Lip cream product ‘Pygmalion’ for a photoshoot.

*Image has been removed, as it was a professional photograph. Haizzz….  T-T

Facebook & Instagram : vickyangmakeup

Model in picture : Gernice from NOW Model Management Pte Ltd

Lip cream used : Pygmalion (Our brand new product!)

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*NEW Product Alert*

Matte Lip Creams

Lip cream shown in video : Pygmalion

Color description : Cool-toned lilac with subtle bluish gray base. 

 

*NEW* Preview of our Lip creams

These lip creams are super pigmented.
A little goes a very long way

When dried, they leave a matte finish on the lips.
Apply them like how you will apply a liquid lipstick.

Filled with hydrating ingredients, these opaque lip creams will not give tightness to your lips.

They can be easily removed using a make-up remover.

Lip creams will be made available through pre-orders only. More colors coming soon!

For more details, contact us on this page, by commenting. Or leave us an email at rising.phoenix.pigments@gmail.com

Matte Maven Eyeshadow series

Hello matte lovers, here is our matte collection of eyeshadows, the Matte Maven series =)

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Cerulean Skies, Wizard’s Hat, and Carousel Pink were swatched on medium skin tone

My Fair Lady and Placebo were swatched on deep olive skin tone.

Cerulean skies : A pretty, bright matte blue colour, feels creamy upon touch, and leaves a silky finish on the eyelid. Under direct light, subtle silver sparkles revealed.

Color Family : Blues
Finish : Semi Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 2
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

My Fair Lady : Peach matte color, with a tinge of light carnation pink, eaves a silky finish on the eyelid.

Color Family : Pinks
Finish : Soft Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Wizard’s Hat : An understated bright grayish lavendar matte colour, leaves a soft finish on the eyelid. Under direct light, silver sparkles revealed.

Color Family : Purples
Finish : Semi Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 2
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Placebo : Yellow matte tone, soft powdery texture, leaving a soft finish on the eyelid.

Color Family : Yellows
Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 3
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Carousel pink : A bright, in-your-face almost neon pink matte tone, leaving a silky finish on the eyelid.

Color Family : Pinks
Finish : Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) :5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

 

 

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Abyss – Intense dark navy blue, in royal blue hue.

Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Canary – Creamy yellow, with light gold
interference. Resembles corn ice-cream in color.

Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 2
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Aubergine – Intense burgundy violet, in mauve hue.

Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Sunset – Rich golden orange, with light gold interference.

Finish : Almost Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Shamrock – Rich emerald green in medium green hue.

Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Teal green – Bright, almost neon teal green, which also shines as pale blue under yellow lighting.

Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Cobalt blue – Beautiful cobalt blue in Royal blue hue

Color Family : Blues
Finish : Soft Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Toadstool – Deep reddish brown in medium brown hue

Color Family : Browns
Finish : Soft Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Brick red – Soft medium red with red interference as base.

Color Family : Reds
Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Gunmetal – Dark gray with black interference as base

Color Family : Grays
Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

Vermillion – Bright chilli red in stark reddish orange hue

Finish : Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

For more information, contact us : rising.phoenix.pigments@gmail.com

*CLOSED* Product of the Month – March 2016

Here is the Product for March!

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*Description*

Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of felines, love, sexuality, protection, perfume, beauty, and dance.

Bastet is a loose, semi metallic eyeshadow with peach reddish base, with strong orangish gold highlight, with fine pink sparkles. The highlight will be revealed, depending on the direction of the light on the eyeshadow.

It is a versatile product, which can also be used as blush on cheekbones, utilizing the gold highlight, for a soft reddish glow on the cheeks, without having to use a highlighter.

We will be taking orders, till stocks last. Make your order today!

*Closed* Product of the Month – February 2016

Dear lovelies, yes the Product of the Month is now ready for purchase. We started creating eyeshadows first, in the month of February in 2010. Hence, to commemorate that, we will kickstart our Product of the Month, this February.

As the name suggests, the Product of the Month can be an eyeshadow, blusher or any other exciting makeup product that we have created. But it will only be available for that particular month, while stocks last. It will be a speciality item, hence there won’t be samples available for it. Eyeshadows will come in 5gram jars, Blushers and Finishing Powders will come in 10gram jars.

With that said, here is the Product for February!

POM Feb Hephaestus

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*Description*

Hephaestus is a loose, metallic eyeshadow with a strong silver base, with blue, gold, and copper highlights. The highlights will be revealed, depending on the direction of the light on the eyeshadow.

It is inspired by the Greek God Hephaestus, the God for Metals, Fire, Sculptors, Blacksmiths. Instead of going for the usual fiery look for him, we decided to focus on a cool, metallic look.

It is a versatile product, which can also be used as a highlight for the browbone and cheekbones for the more adventurous make-up users =)

Swatches coming soon!

We will be taking orders, till stocks last. Make your order today!

Femme Fatale Collection’s Swatches!

Dear lovelies, yes the swatches of the Femme Fatale eyeshadows are finally here!

Read on below to view the swatches.

The pictures don’t do any justice to the color payoff of these vibrant eyeshadows. But we have tried our best to capture the closest image of these colors. All of them were swatched across the arm.

Femme Fatale complete

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MATTE Bright creamy, almost neon yellowish orange.

Color Family : Yellows / Oranges
Finish : Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

 

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MATTE Deep vibrant purple, with cool-toned base.

Color Family : Purples
Finish : Semi silky Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Color Family : Greens
Finish : Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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MATTE Bright pinkish red, with carnation pink base.

Color Family : Pinks / Reds
Finish : Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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MATTE Deep peacock green with subtle teal undertone

Color Family : Teals/Greens
Finish : Soft, Dark Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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MATTE Deep reddish brown, with a dark red base

Color Family : Browns
Finish : Dark Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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MATTE Deep turkish blue, with a soft teal base

Color Family : Blues
Finish : Soft Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

 

Femme Fatale Collection

Hello lovelies! Yes, a brand new series of matte eyeshadows is now up for grabs =)

Inspired by fairytale and legendary villains, we decided to focus on the femme fatales, who often had a crucial role in the tales they were in, sometimes altering the course of the storyline due to their cruel intentions and mean ways 😉

Loki = Loki, the Norse god of mischief takes on a female form sometimes. Check him out 😉

Inspired by the Norse God Loki, who takes on a female form from time to time. Nonetheless he is just as deadly as a female.

MATTE Bright creamy, almost neon yellowish orange.

Color Family : Yellows / Oranges
Finish : Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Ursula = The evil witch-octopus who took advantage of Little Mermaid in Disney’s adaptation of the tale

MATTE Deep vibrant purple, with cool-toned base.

Color Family : Purples
Finish : Semi silky Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Tinkerbelle = Peter Pan’s trusty side-kick, who became femme fatale for Wendy due to envy.

MATTE Neon lime green

Color Family : Greens
Finish : Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 4
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Harlequinn = Legendary character who breaks hearts, while suffering a few heartbreaks in between, taking a couple of lives in between. This character is usually portrayed as a male

MATTE Bright pinkish red, with carnation pink base.

Color Family : Pinks / Reds
Finish : Neon Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Maleficent = Femme fatale for Sleeping Beauty, who unleased the infamous curse upon her.

MATTE Deep peacock green with subtle teal undertone

Color Family : Teals/Greens
Finish : Soft, Dark Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Lady Tremaine = Cinderella’s evil step-mother in Disney’s adaptation of the tale.

MATTE Deep reddish brown, with a dark red base

Color Family : Browns
Finish : Dark Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free : Yes

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Snow Queen = The Queen notorious for freezing the heart of an innocent boy.

MATTE Deep turkish blue, with a soft teal base

Color Family : Blues
Finish : Soft Matte
Intensity (1=sheer, 5=fully opaque) : 5
Shimmer Scale (1=Matte 5=Glitter) : 1
Vegan : Yes
Gluten Free : Yes
Paraben Free :Yes

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Femme Fatale collection

 

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