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"Stardust" - Synthetic Mica Gold Flakes - Individual Half Pan

"Stardust" - Synthetic Mica Gold Flakes - Individual Half Pan

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** This colour will take longer to reactivate.

"Stardust" - Stardust is a pan full of gold flakes. It's a great addition to any matte or shimmer colour that you may already have (see 3rd photo for mixing examples) as the flakes come with a transparent base so that it does not alter the colour you are mixing with. A little goes a long way with these flakes!

The flakes are made with synthetic mica and are a great plastic-free alternative to regular gold glitter.

Please note: Due to the flake particles being a lot larger than regular pigment - this colour takes longer to reactivate. You will need to add a few drops of water to the pan and let it sit for at least 1-2 minutes for full effect.

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This listing is for ONE pan and comes in the following size options:

✹a half pan (~2-2.3ml) OR a full pan (~4-4.5ml)

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✨ To reactivate: prewet the paint with 1-2 drops of water and let the water sit for 20-30 seconds. Give it a swirl with your brush and you're ready to go! Shimmers will usually take longer to reactivate than matte paints.
✨ The paints are vegan, non-toxic and the mica pigments are ethically sourced OR synthetically made. The new formula no longer contains clove oil due to allergies and sensitivities.
✨ The paints are all handmade in small batches. Some Bubbles, cracks, sticky spots are normal and will not affect the quality of the paint.

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Why ethical and/or synthetic mica?

Mica is a natural transparent mineral that is used as the base of most shiny pigments that you see in watercolour paints. The most prominent industries that use mica are the beauty/wellness industry (powdered and cream makeups, shiny lotions/gels, toothpastes, etc) and the car & electronics industries.

Unfortunately the majority of commercially used mica is mined illegally with the use of child-labour. There is a rough estimate that 20000+ children are currently working in illegal mica mines around the world. On top of this, no safety equipment and precautions are taken to protect these children.

For my watercolour paints, I ensure that all my pigments are sourced ethically or are manufactured synthetically. Synthetic mica is mineral based, plastic-free and is completely safe to use. Large companies like Lush have already adopted synthetic mica as the only mica that they use for all their products.

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