Travel to Earth – A Shifting Journey #1

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Welcome to a new mini series here on the blog: A Shifting Journey. This series wants to introduce the beauty and versatility of shifting micas and their applications. The first episode is dedicated to Travel to Earth

For this series I want to showcase a shifting mica in a makeup look using it in multiple applications, to showcase how versatile they are. For this look I played on a warm earthy shade that brings out my favorite shift in this mica.

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tkb trading travel to earth shifting mica swatch

I swatched Travel to Earth on top of different bases to showcase the big effect these have on the shift in the mica. On the black base (Colourpop Friday liquid lipstick) the mica shows up like a lime green overlay, whereas on a white base (NYX Jumbo Pencil Milk) and on a warm brown (Lime Crime Saddle) it shows its more yellow tones, similar to what you see when swatches on bare skin.

Looking at the swatches on bare skin, you can’t really see much difference between the dry and wet swatches and that I guess is due to the formula of the shadow. As I mentioned in my first post on micas (read here), they are not like pigments from MAC, Neve Cosmetics, etc. Micas are raw materials that need both a base mix of oxides to adhere to the skin and show up nicely pigmented, as well as a mix of oils that bind the pigments together to be pressed. I have been playing around with pressing these and it seems that this base mix is working quite well and there is no difference between the wet or dry application.

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Travel to Earth is available at TKB Trading, it is part of the Planetary collection (7 shades, 2.5gr each, $9) and can be purchased also individually ($1.5 for 2.5gr, $14 for 1oz).

Products use:


  • Nabla Cosmetics Creme Shadow Bakery (here)
  • Lime Crime Venus 1 palette: Creation, Icon (here)
  • TKB Trading Travel to Earth
  • Nabla Cosmetics Brow Pot in Mars (here)
  • Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara


  • Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless foundation (here)
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer 10
  • Neve Cosmetics Hollywood powder
  • Nabla Cosmetics Hey Honey blush, Saint Tropez bronzer (here)
  • TKB Trading Travel to Earth


  • Lime Crime Velvetine in Saddle
  • TKB Trading Travel to Earth

I am absolutely in love with this shifting mica paired with warm earthy tones. What do you think?



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