Blending DIY pigments to manufacture Pink Nail Polish

Blending DIY pigments to manufacture Pink Nail Polish

We wanted to create a creamy ballet pink nail polish that offered amazing coverage, a bold hint of color, and nude/natural vibes.

We selected our January pigment of the month, Red, in the form of Red Lake 7.

Because we started off with a formulating sample size of only six 15 ml bottles of nail polish, we hand blended the pigments in order to really see the transition of color and to yield a small amount of finished pigment to conserve resources.

Please notice the small amount of the Red Lake 7 pigment blend that it took to convert titanium dioxide to the final color you see.

Pink pigment in beaker

We love the way this nail polish turned out; it's fluid and smooth and 2 coats gives you amazing payoff.

Pink nail polish on model

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Samantha Dickey [@ LinkedIn] is a STEM Advocate and an expert in lab-scale Color Cosmetics Manufacturing & Graphics Technology.

Her early career days included AutoCAD drafting, around-the-clock manufacturing in production quantities of multi-millions per year, and Lab Science testing & corporate Leadership.

Her professional skills & talent includes meticulously drafting detailed workflows for organizational excellence and high quality high design products & experiences.

She continues to make strides in STEM by empowering teens & lab-scale producers in cosmetics manufacturing technology.



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