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Pressed Powder Homemade... Kind Of - 04/03/2013
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According to past data of the early 1900s, a sort of pressed powder can be made from combining loose powder with mucilage of tragacanth. I ended up with a ton of rose-tinted powder a while back, which I thought would be good to utilize for this experiment. I didn't make any measurements as I don't own precise enough scales to really measure small amounts too well -- and I didn't want to make a pound of pressed powder. So I decided to just eyeball it. I just combined it until I got what seemed like the right texture. The tragacanth was still a little lumpy in places, but I hoped that it might absorb together after sitting. Then I pressed the mixture into an old powder compact I had around. After sitting overnight, the result... well. Was not too pretty. I put it back into the mortar and pestle, thinking maybe the trouble was that the tragacanth itself had been too poorly incorporated. I made a new, smoother batch by beating it all back to powder and just adding water. Back into the compact. Another day to dry, the result was a bit nicer looking, though still crackly: Unfortunately, when I went to try it out -- no powder came off. I rubbed my brush into it for probably a whole minute and not a bit of powder was transferred off the tablet. I suspect there's way too much tragacanth in the mixture and it needs some more powder to offset it. But that experiment, I think, will have to be done on another day.

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