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. My daughter Angela, on the other hand, 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 to applying make-up is applying eye shadow. Eye shadow, when used correctly, can draw subtle attention to the eyes, by highlighting them or can be the centrepiece of your entire make-up look. With thousands of companies making a multitude of 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:

*Serecite Carnauba Wax Treated Mica
*Pigment or Mica

That’s it! How much or how little you mix in is up to you depending 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!

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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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