TKB Trading’s Yellow Oxide review

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  • Manufacturer: TKB Trading
  • Availability: part of the regular line
  • Color Range: sunflower-yellow matte
  • Cost/Amount: USD$14 for one ounce
  • Would you purchase again: yes
TKB Trading’s Yellow Oxide

TKB Trading is a wholesaler, which means that you can get straight oxides from them as well as the various micas. I really wanted a yellow that wasn't gold or pale yellow, and that was just this sunflower/harvest shade, so I broke down and got the straight yellow oxide. Like any other raw ingredient, oxides need to be applied just a little differently than eyeshadows with some kind of base, the oxide colorants, and the mica(s). This one applies very well, and because it's a straight oxide, the color payoff is excellent. Look at that, that's a wall of color! No fading, no bald patches, nada. The downside of oxides - or at least of this oxide - is that they don't blend quite as easily as other eyeshadows. I can see using this under something like Newcastle, to get this rich yellow color and the amazing sparkle from Newcastle.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

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