DIY Eyeshadow

I don’t tend to wear too much eyeshadow these days, but it is nice to have if you are going out for a special evening. On the other hand, my daughter Angela wears it quite a bit, and these are her recipes. In fact, this is really her post, but I thought you might like it. Thanks, Angela.

One of the most fun parts of applying makeup is applying eye shadow. When used correctly, eye shadow can draw subtle attention to the eyes by highlighting them or be the centrepiece of your entire makeup look. With thousands of companies making many eye shadow colours, there is no shortage of shades to choose from. But have you ever thought about making your own? With so many mica colours and natural pigment options to choose from, you can mix and play to your heart’s content, creating beautiful, natural colours all your own. All you need is the following:

*Serecite Carnauba Wax Treated Mica
*Pigment or Mica

That’s it! How much or how little you mix in depends on how pigmented you want the colours to be or how much you want to make. Here are just a few eyeshadow colour options to give you an idea of what you can make.

White Gold Eye shadow
Serecite Carnauba Wax Treated Mica
Silver White + SMALLEST amount of lightest gold colour.

Peacock Blue Eye shadow
Serecite Carnauba Wax Treated Mica
Peacock Blue Mica

Autumn Eye shadow
Serecite Carnauba Wax Treated Mica
Chestnut Brown Mica
Dark Brown Mica
Royal Gold Mica
Orange Sorbet Mica
Champagne Mica

Aquamarine Eye shadow
-Serecite Carnauba Wax Treated Mica
Silver Grey Mica
Starlight Green
Sapphire Blue

It really is that simple. In no time, you will have beautiful, unique eyeshadows to create amazing makeup looks that will have your friends begging you to make some for them!

As always, live well.

Valerie

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3 Replies to “DIY Eyeshadow”

  1. Hi Valerie! I love your products and love your page 🙂
    Just wondering, if i was to make this a pressed powder, what would be the best way to do that? Rubbing alcohol, sweet almond oil, vitamin e oil? I’m hoping for something with a long shelf life and kind to the skin. Thank you

    1. Hello Erin,

      Thank you for your feedback.

      How a pressed powder turned out depends on the size of the container and also the pressure you use. I would use magnesium stearate (5% to 10%) as a binder. Then I would add an oil. Sweet almond would be fine, but I would prefer Jojoba myself, which is actually a liquid wax. Add a little at a time and keep mixing. When the mixture looks a little crumbly, like when making a dough for pastry, it is ready to start pressing. Every powder blend will need a different amount of oil and the type of oil you use will also vary the quantities.

      Have a go and let me know haw you went.

      Valerie

  2. Thanks so much for the speedy reply! So magnesium stearate, mica powder, and an oil of choice would be all I need?

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