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Vegan Mineral Makeup Custom Cosmetics and Lipstick, Lip Balm, Lip Gloss
Specializing in Custom Foundation for hard to match clients in fairest to medium foundation shades

Absolutely everything in my shop is 100% vegan, including applicators and brushes - NO animal testing either.

Bismuth free, only 7 mineral ingredients in my makeup: Mica; Titanium Dioxide; Zinc, Iron and Tin Oxides; Ultramarines; Kaolin. No nano particle minerals used either!

Pink Quartz Minerals is a company started by me, a…

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  • Born on November 19
  • Joined March 8, 2007

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Vegan Mineral Makeup Custom Cosmetics and Lipstick, Lip Balm, Lip Gloss
Specializing in Custom Foundation for hard to match clients in fairest to medium foundation shades

Absolutely everything in my shop is 100% vegan, including applicators and brushes - NO animal testing either.

Bismuth free, only 7 mineral ingredients in my makeup: Mica; Titanium Dioxide; Zinc, Iron and Tin Oxides; Ultramarines; Kaolin. No nano particle minerals used either!

Pink Quartz Minerals is a company started by me, a Mom who loves the products (not just because I make them!) and wants to share them with everyone.

Pink Quartz Minerals is Licensed and Insured. WI residents must pay the sales tax. I handcraft all makeup and lip balms in my smoke free and pet free home. I mix and pack in my dedicated office/lab room on a glass table which is constantly sanitized, and I wear nitrile (not latex) gloves and a mask always.The door is kept closed to the rest of the house. Your health and safety is my first concern.

I make it all, so can make nearly any color of eye shadow, etc, that you want. I don't carry a line of makeup- I carry my own products that I believe in, and have been perfecting since 2006!
Don't see the super brilliant color changing type shadows here? From my blog:
"I make makeup. Yes, that's what I do. Full time.
What is different about mine? Some people don't think of it as a good difference. I don't use chemical/organic add ins, fillers, or color boosters. Why not? I have SUPER sensitive eyes, and many of those ingredients make my eyes itchy and irritated. So I don't use them. Everything I make is with a combination of only 7 ingredients. Safe, non-irritating, non-itchy (to me specifically). If it bothers my eyes or my skin, I don't make it.

In the micas available for makeup formulators to use in their products (many of which are used as-is by many sellers) can be a lot of these *other* ingredients.
For example- a lovely mica from TKB Trading known as one of the "duochrome" series called Periwinkle Blue, and used as-is as color changing micas by many places and also used as a mica ingredient in many shadows, also contains an ingredient I don't use.

Although a lot of places just say "mica" for this periwinkle blue color, you will note that the item has mica as ONE part of the ingredients, but there are other ingredients in the mica.
Ingredients in Periwinkle Blue mica:
Mica 77019
Titanium Dioxide 77891
Iron Oxide 77491
Ferric Ferrocyanide 77510

I don't use Ferric Ferrocyanide in my makeup. Why? Because it irritates my eyes. And I can get a good blue from ultramarines, which do not irritate my eyes.

But do you think it is ethical and fair for a company to just state "mica" as this ingredient in their shadow? Or should they indeed state the 4 ingredients?? Many companies will NOT disclose the 4 ingredients, will state "mica" as this ingredient, and how would you know the difference?

Now I don't have all of the brightest and most vibrant colors available, the reason being I don't use the micas that contain the following ingredients as part of their makeup:
Ferric Ferrocyanide
Boron Nitride
Carmine (non-vegan made from crushed insects and organic)
Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate
(glycidoxphenol) propane/
bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer
Boron Glow
Silk Powder(organic)
Rice Powder(organic)
Magnesium Myristate

I'm not saying these ingredients are horrible, or that your eyes will fall out if you use a shadow that contains them, I'm saying that I do not use them because either they irritate my eyes, are non-vegan, or are organic and can break down over time- so the makeup then would have an expiration date (that should be on the pkg if a formulator uses the organics)

If you'll investigate, you'll see many of the available "micas" contain one or more of those ingredients- so you won't see products made with those micas in my line.

You also won't have to worry about eye irritation or itchiness. And you'll know that the ingredients stated are the ONLY ingredients you'll find in my makeup.

So, my mission is simple. Make cosmetics that contain only 7 mineral ingredients, are non-itchy and non-irritating, and full and complete disclosure of ingredients.

And that is what I do! "

I make it in small batches, and package to order. Because I hand make each small batch, sometimes just enough to fill that order, there may be slight variations from batch to batch.

Check out PQM in the Storque here:
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Be aware and informed. There are many other mineral makeups on the market today. Did you know mineral makeup is unregulated? Did you know all you need is a sprinkle of actual minerals in any product to call it mineral makeup? It's true.

There are products out there such as UV reactive- the colors are fabulous - But they are NOT approved to use on the eyes! This is scary to me, people are NOT researching the products they buy and sell.

Are their ingredients listed? Why not? Do they know what is in what they are selling? Find out by asking them.

Why would ingredients listings, if they are there, say "May contain...."? If they are making their own, they should know exactly what is in it. This is understandable with large companies that make many many batches of makeup and cross-contamination is possible. But for an individual that makes their own, from scratch, "may contain" is not necessary.

Did you know any makeup with organics in it has a shelf life? Even if the mfg. does not tell you, there is one. Organic products most commonly found in makeup:
Aloe Vera
Cornstarch (Zea Mays)
Rice Powder
Jojoba Oil
Silk Powder
Grapeseed Oil
Coconut Oil
Olive Oil
The expiration date on any products you purchase with any or all these ingredients should be right on the label. Ask if it's not.

Here's a look at the ingredients of some well known makeups:

Bare Escentuals SPF 15 Foundation Powder:
Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Mica, Iron Oxides

Jane Iredale AMAZING BASE:
Ingredients: Bismuth Oxychioride, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. May contain: Iron Oxides, Manganese Violet, Carmine.

Sheer Cover:
Zinc Oxide,Boron Nitride, Bisabolol, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, may contain:Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides

Neutrogena Mineral Sheers:
Ingredients: Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Soybean Flour (Glycine Soja), Silk Powder, Zinc Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, May also contain: Ultramarines, Carmine, Manganese Violet.

L'Oreal Bare Naturale Gentle Mineral Makeup:
Boron Nitride , Kaolin , Isononyl Isononanoate , Carnauba Wax - Copernica Cerifera , Calcium Gluconate , Manganese Gluconate , Magnesium Gluconate , Copper PCA , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Tocopherol , Panthenol , Titanium Dioxide - May Contain , Bismuth Oxychloride - May Contain , Mica - May Contain , Iron Oxides - May Contain

Youngblood Pressed Mineral Foundation Ingredients:
Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carthamas Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, CI 77499.

And here are the only ingredients in Pink Quartz Minerals Matte & Shimmer Foundations:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Iron Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Kaolin Clay

As you can see from ingredients lists, you need to be informed!!

I will do custom orders and custom colors, just ask. How can I do this? Because I make it all. I sit and mix and experiment and make whatever I (or you) can dream up! I love to match your favorites that have been discontinued by other companies. I'll do my best. Happily, my degree in Interior Design helps me out with colors. If the shade you want matched contains ingredients I don't use and I can't match it, I will let you know.

I tried the Famous Bare... mineral makeup. It made my face break out due to the Bismuth Oxychloride in it- that substance is very dense and clogs pores, and is also shiny. That's what got me started on the quest to produce pure mineral makeup with the fewest ingredients. This makes foundations, blushes, eye shadows, glows, bronzers and more!

I do NOT use Carmine or other non-vegan products in my makeup, and I carry only vegan brushes!

ALL my colors are Eyes-Skin-Face safe!

Want a special package? Contact me.

I make all my products myself, so can keep my costs low and prices affordable. I could raise mine quite a bit- but I want people to be able to afford and enjoy the benefits of my makeup. Also keep in mind that the prices I have on Etsy are retail prices- the other part of my business is wholesale selling my products to salons and spas. Once the salon puts their own private label on my products, they can sell it for any price they like. My foundation currently sells in salons for $28-$35 per jar.

I pack each and every jar by hand. I weigh them, so when it says 1 gram or 3 grams or 7 grams that's exactly what you get!

I take PayPal, Checks and Money orders.

Hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic are just the beginning..
Absolutely NO harsh preservatives: the pure, natural mineral formula will not expire if kept cool and dry
Truly effective luxury makeup that is vegan and cruelty-free, never tested on animals
Completely weightless, bare-face feeling makes Pink Quartz Minerals the perfect choice for anyone who loves putting her best face forward but “hates wearing makeup”
The cosmetic grade mineral pigments in Pink Quartz Minerals allow complete control over how much or how little coverage & color you want from a single product
So gentle, breathable, and safe, you can actually sleep in it
Protects skin from everyday pollutants and even protects your skin from irritations due to touching finger oils to your face.
All Images and Text on this site protected by copyright (c)2006-2013 Pink Quartz Minerals All Rights Reserved

Member of FTEC-Full Time Etsy Crafters Team, WIST -Wisconsin Etsy Street Team, EtsyVeg Street Team and EGCG Street Team.

Member of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Member of PETA, certified cruelty free

Thank you!

P.S. Check out what's in Avon Beyond Color Radiant Lifting Concealer:
Water/Eau Cyclopentasiloxane, Trioxaundecanedioic acid,Phenyl trimethicone,Dimethicone,Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,Glycerin,Sodium chloride, Sorbitan sesquioleate,Glyceryl behenate, Peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone,Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract,Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed extract,Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) seed extract,Morus nigra root extract ,Scutellaria baicalensis root extract,Glycine soja (soybean) seed extract,Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract,Punica granatum fruit juice,Cola nitida seed extract ,Saxifraga sarmentosa extract ,Vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract,bupleurum falcatum extract,Caffeine,Disteardimonium hectorite,Cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone,Ammonium hydroxide,Laureth-4,Nylon-12,Tribehenin,Silica,Dimethiconol,Propylene carbonate,Perfluorooctyl triethoxysilane,Acrylates/carbamate copolymer,Methicone,Retinyl palmitate,Maltodextrin,Tocopheryl acetate,Peg-8,Biotin/folic acid/cyanocobalamin/niacinamide/pantothenic,Acid/pyridoxine/riboflavin/thiamine/yeast polypeptides,C30-38 olefin/isopropyl maleate/ma copolymer,Ascorbyl palmitate,Lecithin,Pearl powder,Xymenynic acid,Hydrolyzed wheat protein,Retinol,Triethanolamine,C12-15 alkyl benzoate,Tocopherol,Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract,Saccharomyces/gold ferment,Beta-carotene,Saccharomyces/copper ferment,Saccharomyces/magnesium ferment,Disodium edta,Imidazolidinyl urea,Methylparaben,Propylparaben ,
may contain:
Titanium dioxide,Iron oxides,Mica,Bismuth oxychloride

I take care of my Mom full time, so ship just as soon as possible.
U.S. customers, When I ship your package you will receive an email from PayPal or Etsy. showing the date,. If you do not receive it within 10 business days after that, please contact me.

Out of the U.S. customers, it can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks for you to receive your package. If you do not receive it within this time frame, please contact me. Please note: International customers are responsible for any and/or all Customs fees, taxes, and duties associated with shipping & purchasing to their respective countries, should they be assessed. Most country's Customs agencies open and/or assess fees to a random selection of packages. Any customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery would be at the discretion of your country's tax regulations. I have no way of calculating how much these fees would be, should they occur, and I am not responsible for those charges. For any additional information please refer to your local customs agency.

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