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post #211 of 436

Mixing Medium...Lash

So Im going to get the lash mixing medium....i cant wait! I called a Pro store to ask about it though..cause I wanted to know how different the lash and eye medium was. I basically asked if I could use the lash mm as eyeliner..and she said no because they are made with completely different things. Hmm..has anyone ever tried this? I would think if its not exact they are close enough??? any thoughts??
post #212 of 436
If you want to use it as eyeliner why not just buy eyeliner mixing medium?
post #213 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turbokittykat
If you want to use it as eyeliner why not just buy eyeliner mixing medium?
lol....true. well i only wanted to get one on them...and i prefer the lash mm over the eyeliner one. i figured i have a ton of eyeliners, but i dont have colored mascaras..and its not worth buying several tubes for a few uses..and so i figured it would kill 2 birds with one stone...u know. i was just curious as to exactly how different the two are. maybe ill just have to get both..LOL
post #214 of 436
I would imagine the lash mixing medium would be alot thicker.
post #215 of 436

Mixing medium

What is the function? Does it make eyeshadow looks brighter? And what the advantages using it?
post #216 of 436
You can mix this clear liquid,with pigments or other eyeshadows to make the eyeshadow brighter and more vibrant/metallic looking , you can either lightly dampen your brush w. this and then get some pigment or e/s on your brush and apply or you can mix a lil medium w. some pigment in a seperate area jar whatever you want and make like a little liquid shadow mixture. I love water based mixing medium. They also make mixing medium for mascara you can mix the mascara m/m w. pigments to make colored mascaras and they make M/M eyeliner it will obviously make pigments into eyeliners and they make it in other formulas as well. like m/m body and m/m alcohol based , but if you buy this for eyes and eyeshadows make sure you don't buy alcohol based it will dry your eyes out terribly and it will more than likely burn.(make sure it is water based)
post #217 of 436
There are MANY threads on various aspects of mixing medium, if you do a search for mixing medium with the search function (might help to do an advanced search and restrict the search to the MAC Chat forum to make it easier on you) you will find them. Please remember to use the search function prior to starting new threads, to prevent duplicate threads.

Here is a thread asking the same question you are:http://specktra.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28434
but there are many more threads on various aspects of this product, run a quick search and you'll find them.
post #218 of 436

Mixing Medium

where do i buy this online? i can't seem to find it. help please!!

tia!
post #219 of 436
You can order over the phone from www.macpro.com The pro site only lets members order online at this point.
you could also try ebay, but its more expensive there.
post #220 of 436
MACs mixing medium is a PRO item. You can order it via the phone, or purchase in person at a MAC PRO store. Unless you are a PRO card holder, you cannot purchase this online.

Other brands do make mixing mediums, such as Mehron and Ben Nye. These brands can be purchased online, at mehron.com and wyb.com respectively.
post #221 of 436
thank you!!!
post #222 of 436
which one I should pick for mixing with pigment? there are so many kind of mix medium on macpro.com, i guess water base?
)
thx
post #223 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by zwfan
which one I should pick for mixing with pigment? there are so many kind of mix medium on macpro.com, i guess water base?
)
thx
for use around the eye area-yes water base
post #224 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by zwfan
which one I should pick for mixing with pigment? there are so many kind of mix medium on macpro.com, i guess water base?
)
thx
For use in the eye area, you will want to use the water base, face and body, or eyeliner mixing medium.

For explanations on the differences between these products, run a search here in the MAC chat forum for the phrase mixing medium, there are a few threads which should help you make your decision.
post #225 of 436
only macpro.com or 1800-387-6707 ext 6
post #226 of 436
how much is the water based mixing medium?
post #227 of 436
i find fix + does pretty much the same thing,at least for me..
post #228 of 436
The only thing I don't like about the water based mixing medium is that it does sting a little when you use it on the eyelids, but the stinging goes away when it dries. I know I'm not the only one because that's what a lot of users write on makeupalley.com too. They should really reformulate it and take out whatever is making people's eyelids sting!
post #229 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLEEMARKOWITZ
i find fix + does pretty much the same thing,at least for me..
I use this too but i find that it can sometimes sting when i put it around my eye area cos fix+ is quite acidic... but otherwise its alright to use - though i haven't tried the mixing medium so don't really know whats that like
post #230 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by hypergrl273
how much is the water based mixing medium?
$15 in the US
post #231 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissChievous
The only thing I don't like about the water based mixing medium is that it does sting a little when you use it on the eyelids, but the stinging goes away when it dries. I know I'm not the only one because that's what a lot of users write on makeupalley.com too. They should really reformulate it and take out whatever is making people's eyelids sting!

Hi hun are you using the alcohol based MM or the water based?.. if your using the alcohol one this maybe why you are experiencing the stinging sensation. The alcohol based MM is s'posed to be used for the body.


~VivaDiva
post #232 of 436

Homemade Mixing Medium

Has anyone tried the homemade version - 3 parts water, 1 part glycerin? I made up some but I haven't tried it yet. I am not sure if it'll work. And I have never bought mixing medium so I have no basis for comparison.
post #233 of 436
I don't know if it's mixing medium or not, but that's the mixture to make artifical water droplets/wet skin for photo shoots.

I used over two litres of it last week on a bikini shoot. The poor models!
post #234 of 436
I just use visine- works perfectly for me
post #235 of 436
i've never tried that ... I use mac mixing medium eyeliner that works great... I've had problems with all the othe mixing mediums burning.. so with pigments.. I sometimes use water I think it works the same really.. but thats just me.
post #236 of 436
I've used the gel type eye-drops in place of mixing medium. Works great.
post #237 of 436
Quote:
Originally Posted by aziajs
Has anyone tried the homemade version - 3 parts water, 1 part glycerin? I made up some but I haven't tried it yet. I am not sure if it'll work. And I have never bought mixing medium so I have no basis for comparison.
Works great for me!
post #238 of 436

Mixing Medium recipe???

I dont remember if it was on here or not...but I recall seeing a recipe to create your own mixing medium. I remember it contained glycerin and water...but I can't remember what the ratios were.


Can anyone point me in the right direction for this??
post #239 of 436
I've never tried it, but here is a thread with a recipe: http://www.specktra.net/forum/showth...=mixing+medium
HTH
post #240 of 436

mac mixing medium cream?

i found this in an auction on EBAY. i was wondering if anyone knew whether or not the mixing medium even came in a cream. this seemed kind of misleading. but i don't know, so that's why i am asking!!!

(Please note that the mixing medium is a cream mixing medium. My camera is broken so I cannot take a photo of it. It is waterbased, like the one shown, only it is a white colored cream that goes on clear)
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