Every beauty department of every store is covered from wall to wall in gorgeous, trendy and classic eyeshadows that are available for you to buy – though sometimes at a fairly high price tag! Did you know that you can make your own homemade eyeshadow from scratch and have it look just as gorgeous as those cosmetic brand eyeshadows?
To start, here’s what you’ll need:
- Mica powder
- Arrowroot powder
- Magnesium stearate
- 3 drops of oil (such as jojoba oil)
- Small container to store the homemade eyeshadow in
TIP: Before you go shopping for the mica powder, begin thinking about what shade of eyeshadow or eyeshadows you would like to create. You will be buying mica powder in colors and shades you would like your eyeshadow to appear as.
1) Begin by taking a small bowl or container and mixing both the arrowroot and the magnesium stearate powders together. You want to crush them into a very fine powder, which can easily be done with the back of the spoon. Alternatively, you can use a fine grinder to help get the powders extremely fine.
2) Next grab your choice of oil and begin adding it to the mixture, one drop at a time. Be sure to mix it all together well, taking care to prevent any lumps and bumps.
TIP: Though jojoba oil is best since it lasts the longest, you can also easily use coconut oil, grapeseed oil, or any other oil that you may have available. Virgin olive oil can work quite well.
3) Now it’s time to begin adding your mica powder to create that homemade eyeshadow color! Continually add mica to the mix until you have the shade that you would like to wear. Unlike the other powders above, try to avoid crushing the mica powder whatsoever as this may destroy the shimmery appearance of the homemade eyeshadow.
4) After adding mica, especially if you have added a lot, the mix may seem a little bit too dry. Add a drop or two more of your choice of oil and mix well.
5) Once the homemade eyeshadow is of a desired consistency, store it in an airtight container and keep it away from any moisture sources (this may include any washrooms that has a shower).
And that’s all there is to it! Some people who try to make this homemade eyeshadow have a difficult time finding all of the products that they need. Some grocery stores may have a great deal of the different materials needed to make your homemade eyeshadow, but check out your local health food store and see what they have. Most will have almost any ingredient you need. Or, if you have time to wait for items to be shipped in, why not check out what the Internet has to offer?
TIP: Having trouble removing your homemade eyeshadow? You can always try Vaseline, a drop or two of oil on a cotton ball, or you can use an eye makeup remover.