A Press Pack is a good starting point if you are interested in pressing your own powdered cosmetics.
Each Press Pack includes: Nine Tin Pans; Two Press Tiles; One Tamper Tool to help tamp down and press powders.
For more information, please click the FAQ tab.
Here is some general info about the items in this set:
Tin Pans. The nine pans are made of tin (not aluminum) which means that they cling to the magnetic base of our palette and also that they are able to withstand pressure from the pressing action better than the aluminum pans.
Pressing Tiles are pieces of acrylic plastic which have been machine cut to perfectly nest inside our pans. They come to you covered in a protective sheet of brown paper, which you should remove prior to pressing. If you have been using a coin to press your powders, our Pressing Tiles are used in a similar manner. Additionally, you may use a c-clamp or vise grip to press the tile into the powder and pan.
A Tamper Tool is a Pressing Tile with a handle attached. We use it to tamp down the first two layers of powder, as well as to make that last final press. In fact, we often use the Tamping Tool only in our projects, and never use a pressing tile.
The following reviews are from our old website (to leave a review on this item, please go to the bottom of this page and click the "WRITE A REVIEW" or "BE THE FIRST TO WRITE A REVIEW" grey box). Items were ranked from 1 - 5.
This tool works so easy and is a must have to press shadows in a 26mm pan. When I pressed my shadows, each pan had a clean and even surface!
If you do any pressing at all, you must have these. The workmanship is solid, well designed, and works every time. My eye shadows finally look and work - great. Thanks TKB for the recipe, the supplies and being here for amateurs like me!
Although I have yet to use the press pack I know it will work perfectly. The press is a simple design, very well made and an absolute bargain. How long did I search for 26mm acyrlic disc? Like forever!!
This was my first attempt at pressing my own eye shadows and this set made it sooooooo easy!! Don't forget to purchase additional pans--you WILL need/want them.
After pressing 6 shadows both of my palms are bruised from the pattern on top of the tamping tool :P
This may be out of left field, but as a new formulator, I don't have many preset ideas or rules about what can't be done, and I've also been a jeweler and a wireworker for a long time. Might I suggest something that crosses crafts here - how about a few light taps on the top of the pressing tool with a rubber mallet? Cheap tool, and available at any hardware store. Let a tool do it for you rather than your poor hands taking the brunt of it. We need to take care of our hands to continue doing what we love!
yes, it presses well, yes it really hurts your hands. if you plan on solidly pressing the colors, after about ten expect bruising. pretty shouldn't overshadow functional, with a better top design this would be a great choice, but I would still go with a clamp
The pressing tool hurts the hands - I think it's a cupboard door knob glued to the pressing tile. Please change the knobs to something less textured on the top surface.
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