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  • pigment particle size

    Posted by Stanley on November 22, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Can a “homogenizer” grind pigment down to a suitable particle size for foundations or other color makeup?  Do you always need a roller mill? What are the alternatives?

    Dr Catherine Pratt replied 3 years, 5 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Sponge

    December 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    I’ve never heard of using a homogenizer but it doesn’t mean you can’t. I’d wait for other replies. 

    As as far as alternatives, ball mills are another common option. Google should help with an exhaustive list of pigment grinding options. 

  • Dr Catherine Pratt

    December 14, 2019 at 9:56 am

    If you are just doing it at home you can just use a coffee grinder, I’ve used the Sunbeam one touch usually for herbs and beans.