Makeup allows for creative freedom as you create new and beautiful looks. Eyeshadow is the prime cosmetic item that allows for this. You can use this product to achieve a natural look or pick out some colorful shades for something more fun!
Of course, stocking up on palettes can get expensive, specifically if you shop for more pigmented makeup. Rather than buy eyeshadow, why not make your own? With these tips for making your own eyeshadow, you’ll have a wide variety of homemade options in no time!
Gather Your Supplies
Before you get too wrapped up in the excitement of creating your makeup, you’ll need to gather some supplies, including:
- A small dish to store the finished product
- Measuring spoons to use proper amounts of ingredients
- A bowl to mix all your materials in
- A toothpick or another item to mix ingredients
- Mica powder or another form of pigment
- A coin or press tile to compress the powder
If you don’t plan to use a mica pigment powder, you may also need something to grind your material to make it a fine powder. Additionally, you’ll need a binding agent so that it remains whole after pressing it.
You can use mica powder to color any cosmetic product you think up!
Clean Your Workspace
Once you gather everything, you’ll need to sanitize your workspace and supplies with some rubbing alcohol. This is especially important when making eyeshadow since the product comes into contact with your eye—you don’t want to risk an infection. Many also recommend wearing latex gloves as you work to keep the area sanitary.
Look for Eyeshadow Recipes
To achieve the color you’ve envisioned, it’s best you search out the appropriate proportions online. Typically, a shimmery eyeshadow will require more powder than a matte one; sometimes, you have to mix iridescent mica powder with a colored one for some shimmer. Additionally, you may have to blend several pigment powders to create the color you want.
Mix Your Ingredients
Once you have everything you need, the final tip for making your own eyeshadow is to let your creativity fly freely as you create your makeup. Remember to mix the appropriate amounts of pigment and binder for a perfect turnout.
Keep in mind that you may have to let the eyeshadow set for a day before using it so it can dry, as some recommended binders are liquid. Closely follow the steps laid out by the recipe you choose. Once the eyeshadow dries, it’s time to test out your unique makeup as you create beautiful looks!