8/5/2016 Update: We have confirmed that this product is (and has always been) Vegan.
Base powder which improves performance of your products. Soft and translucent.
Magnesium Myristate is a fine white powder which is made from myristic acid. It improves your cosmetics in lots of ways, but first and foremost, if you are looking for the Magic Bullet to improve adhesion without altering the color too much, this would be it. Try it in about 5-10% of formulation. Other benefits:
Magnesium Myristrate is often used to "surface treat" various products in order to improve on them. For example, we sell MM Sericite, which is sericite mica which has been surface treated with Magnesium Myristrate.
The following reviews are from our old website, and predate 2015. Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
I like to add this product to my formulations because it adds both slip and staying power. However, if I add this to my eyeshadow at about 5%, it does mute the color and make it looks kind of washed out.
The TKB Magnesium Myristrate has worked really well in formulating my blush powders. I like how it adds adhesion and slip without too much whitening. I really like how it makes a nice sheer, not too overpowering, blush powder. I also use it in my foundation base and eye shadows, pretty much everything I guess!!
This is really the magic bullet. You need this to make all of your make-up, from foundations and eyeshadows...to blush and veils..I add it to everything, it really makes a huge difference. Order some and try it yourself! You will love me for it!..hehe
This should be in everyone's make up kit. Use this along with boron nitride to get the perfect texture for your eyeshadow. Gives a creamy feel that is not greasy. Seems to "bind" the powders together when I smoosh in my bag.
I was having some adhesion problems with some pigments/eye shadows, a pinch of this and the problem was solved!Do try it, you won't regret it!
This additive is great and you can tell the difference when you do use it. I wanted to test how long my makeup would last with it and it actually lasted into the next day where I just had to wash it off. People always compliment me on the staying power of the cosmetics I've created for them and this is the majority of the reason. It adds a really nice texture and body to my cosmetics.
Magnesium myristrate really is the best additive you'll ever use. All I can do is say that the other reviews are totally accurate.
I use it in all my formulations; more for eyeshadows, less in veils and bases. It improves the quality, slip, and adhesion 100%. I've tried other additives, but always come back to Magnesium Myristrate. It doesn't lightened eyeshadows, it makes blushes creamy smooth, and makes foundations stay in place all day long.