Sericite Mica is a popular base powder in mineral makeup formulations. It is wonderful by itself but even more wonderful when tweaked by various additives or surface treatments.
In addition to our plain Sericite Mica and Silk Mica, we currently carry MM (Magnesium Myristrate) Sericite, Methicone Sericite, and SMAX (Sericite treated with petro-based wax).
And now, in response to customer requests,we offer Sericite Mica which has been surface treated with Carnauba Wax. We're calling it "C-SMAX".
Here is what one customer has to say about our new product:
"Carnauba treated Sericite is natural and vegan. The wax coating helps bind the particles so the formulas are less 'flyaway'. The wax alsokeeps the mica from changing color as it absorbs oil and helps eliminate the typical shine on the surface of the mica particles. After blending it feels amazingly smooth, light and doesn't leave an ashen look on dark brown skin."
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
I love how creamy smooth this powder is, Its a must to help minimize the Dusty-ness of your product.
Created an eyeshadow base with C-SMAX, titanium dioxide and magnesium stearate. Used the base to create some matte shadows. The C-SMAX really makes a difference in the way my shadow stays put.
This is great, as the surface treatment on this sericite really helps prevent color shifting when it absorbs the oils from your skin.
I have used c-smax serecite to create my mmu and i find that it is a much better serecite for darker skin colors, i am pacific islander and was using regular serecite, but found it to be too ashy looking on my skin...so i purchased c-smax to see whether it would make me ashy looking, but it didn't. I sampled a little on my skin and compared it to regular serecite and it was not as white in color. so this is my choice for making mmu for darker skin colors..
I custom blend foundations for a lot of women of color and had always felt my colors were too ashy or white looking. Problem solved with CSMAX!! My darker colors look a lot more natural after I reformulated my foundation base with CSMAX. It also works great for producing a more "creamy" feeling powder.
Pressing purely matte eye shadows can be a bit of a challenge as oxides are so much drier than micas. IMO This is the "Magic Bullet"!!!!
This is such a wonderful base for oxides and dyes it really removes the chalkiness out of them :) I love this so much and use it in all my formulas
I was originally using the TKB matte texture base and a bit of magnesium myristrate for my eyeshadow base, but I didn't like how much it washed the colors out. Then I tried this mixed with a few other mineral additives and it worked so much better! The colors were truer and more opaque, and they adhered better to the skin.