learn three ways to make your own DIY eyeshadow
Learn three ways to make your own DIY eyeshadow

As long as you’re not on the verge of bankruptcy like Isla Fisher from Confessions of a Shopaholic and you don’t mind being a spendthrift, you can splurge a bomb on that expensive eyeshadow to please the makeup-o-holic in you. Of course! The only difference between you and her would be that you prefer makeup over clothes and shoes.

But when your bills hit you like a bus is when you know you’ve got to stop. This is when you let us come in because we bring you the most inexpensive ways to make eyeshadow.

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You can whip up these eyeshadows in no time. The best part is that you’ll have the one-of-a-kind color that you might never have found in the store.

Here are three ways to make your own eyeshadow.

Method 1: Powder

A mineral makeup base, pigments, and mica mineral are all ingredients you can buy online and sometimes even in your local stores.

Almond oil is rich in vitamin E, monounsaturated fatty acids, potassium, and proteins. It is very light on the skin, hence a perfect ingredient for an eyeshadow. It also penetrates easily into the skin to deeply moisturize it. Furthermore, it is a non-comedogenic product that does not clog the skin pores and allows the skin to breathe.

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Adding almond oil to your eyeshadow will not only hold the mixture together but also moisturize the skin around your eyes, protecting it from the harmful effects of any chemicals.

Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make eyeshadow in the form of powder
Things you'll need to make eyeshadow in the form of powder
  • Mineral makeup base – 1 teaspoon
  • Pigment – 1 teaspoon
  • Mica – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond oil – 1 or 2 drops

Step 1. Combine the four ingredients

Mix the four ingredients
Mix the four ingredients
  • Put 1 teaspoon each of the mineral makeup base, pigment and mica in a mixing bowl.
  • There are a variety of vibrant pigments available in the market. You can use the colors of your choice.
  • Also, add 1 or 2 drops of almond oil to the mix.

Step 2. Blend the ingredients & put the mixture in an eyeshadow container

put the mixture into an eyeshadow container and press it down
Put the mixture into an eyeshadow container and press it down
  • Mix the ingredients together well.
  • Put the entire mixture into an empty eyeshadow container and press it down using the back of a spoon.

Step 3. Apply the eyeshadow

apply the eyeshadow on your eye lids
Apply the eyeshadow on your eyelids
  • Use an eyeshadow brush to apply it on your eyelids.
  • Enjoy the instant and absolutely inexpensive eyeshadow.

As this eyeshadow is powder-based, it will store up to 6 months.

Method 2: Cream

# With Lotion

Using a thick cream as a base for your eyeshadow will help retain moisture around your eyes and prevent chapped-looking eye makeup. In fact, you can whip a DIY moisturizing cream that is 100% natural and use it for your all-natural, homemade eyeshadow.

A cream-based eyeshadow lasts longer than a powder-based variety.

Things you’ll need:

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things you'll need to make eyeshadow with moisturizing cream
Things you'll need to make eyeshadow with moisturizing cream
  • Moisturizer cream – 1 teaspoon
  • Eyeshadow – 1 teaspoon

Step 1. Blend the moisturizer and eyeshadow & put it in a container

mix the moisturizing cream and the eyeshadow well and put it in a container with lid
Mix the moisturizing cream and the eyeshadow well and put it in a container with a lid
  • Put 1 teaspoon of any thick moisturizing cream of your choice into a mixing bowl.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of an eyeshadow you have lying around in your house.
  • Mix the ingredients well.
  • Put the entire mixture into an empty eyeshadow container.

Step 2. Apply the eyeshadow on your eyelids

apply the eyeshadow on your eye lids
Apply the eyeshadow on your eyelids
  • Apply a dash of the eyeshadow on your eyelids using an applicator brush.

This eyeshadow will store well for 3 to 4 months.

# With Shea Butter

Shea butter has a rich concentration of natural vitamins and fatty acids that make it an incredible moisturizing and nourishing ingredient. It reduces inflammation and has strong healing properties.

Rosehip is full of antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and skin hyperpigmentation as well as hydrate and tone loose skin. Both rosehip seed oil and vitamin E oil are known to have anti-aging properties.

The beeswax acts as a skin protectant, shielding it from harmful chemicals and environmental pollutants.

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Things you’ll need:

things you'll need to make eyeshadow using shea butter
Things you'll need to make eyeshadow using shea butter
  • Refined shea butter – ½ tablespoon
  • White cosmetic beeswax – 1 teaspoon
  • Refined rosehip seed oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Vitamin E oil – 3 drops
  • Eyeshadow colorant, hibiscus powder – ½ tablespoon

Step 1. Microwave the shea butter and beeswax & add the oils

melt shea butter and beeswax together & add the oils
Melt shea butter and beeswax together & add the oils
  • Put ½ tablespoon of refined shea butter and 1 teaspoon of white cosmetic beeswax in a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave them until they melt.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of refined rosehip seed oil and 3 drops of vitamin E oil to the melted mixture.

Step 2. Add the colorant & mix well

put the colorant and mix well
Put the colorant and mix well
  • Put ½ tablespoon of hibiscus powder eyeshadow colorant into the mixture.
  • You can use any eyeshadow colorant of your choice. There are a variety of colors available in the market.
  • Blend the colorant well into the mixture.

Step 3. Pour the liquid into an empty eyeshadow container

pour the mixture into a container with lid and use
Pour the mixture into a container with lid and use
  • Pour the mixture into an empty eyeshadow container.
  • Allow the mixture to set up, then screw on the lid.
  • Your homemade eyeshadow will be ready to use after 24 hours.

This eyeshadow will store well for 3 to 4 months.

Tips

  • Make eyeshadow by making your own natural pigments and colorants by powdering hibiscus or rose flowers.
  • Use cocoa for a dark brown colorant and activated charcoal to for a black eyeshadow.
  • Make eyeshadow by replacing hibiscus powder with beetroot powder for rich color.
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