Making an eyeshadow at home is very cost-effective, and it gives you the freedom of experimenting with funky colors too. Learn how to make an eyeshadow using simple ingredients like baby powder, mica, arrowroot powder, beet powder, charcoal, and some more.
► If you are allergic to a certain ingredient, do not use it.
► Throw away the product if it smells weird, or if the texture feels wrong.
► Make it in small quantities, so that you don’t have to worry about long-term storage.
Making an eyeshadow at home has a lot of advantages. It costs less, you get to experiment with unusual shades, you can use natural ingredients, the process does not take much time and effort, and most importantly, it is so much fun!
Easily available ingredients like baby powder, arrowroot powder, Shea butter, powder binder, charcoal, Kool Aid, or mica pigments can be used to make eyeshadow at home. In this BeautiSecrets article, we give you six easy ways to do that.
► All you need is activated charcoal capsules. They are often prescribed for gastric problems, but did you know they could be used for creative pursuits like making eyeshadow? Well, now you do.
► Open the capsules in a container and use the powder as your eyeshadow.
► For a better finish, add a few drops of water to the powder. Mix well and apply using a thin brush.
► For a gray shade, add arrowroot powder. For green undertones, add spirulina.
► Buy mica pigments, which are essentially mineral powders. Buy them online or from a beauty store.
► They are available in many shades. Combine two or more for a funky color.
► Put them together and grind them into a fine powder, and your homemade eyeshadow is ready.
► If you want to make a pressed eyeshadow, add powder binder and use a spoon or coin to press the mixture.
► Mica is the best option if you want shimmery colors.
Using Baby Powder
► Baby powder is mild and soft, making it a perfect base for your eyeshadow.
► Fill a small container with baby powder and add food coloring or Kool Aid to it.
► Add some drops of rubbing alcohol. If rubbing alcohol is not available, use a sanitizer.
► Mix well and press with a coin or spoon.
Using Other Natural Ingredients
► Using arrowroot powder as the base, eyeshadows in different colors can be made using coloring agents (which are also natural ingredients). Ingredients and the colors they impart are as shown below.
- Cocoa Powder – Brown
- Spirulina – Green
- Dried Beetroot Powder – Pale Pink
- Cocoa + Beetroot Powder – Mauve
- Mica Pigments – Glittery Shades
► For a creamy texture, add Shea butter to this homemade eyeshadow.
► Pick crayons of a suitable color and grind them into a thin powder. If you plan to combine two or more colors, grind the crayons separately and then mix the powders of the shades you like.
Caution: Use only non-toxic crayons.
► Keep the powder in a small container and spray some powder binder on it. Let it set till dry.
► Your crayon eyeshadow is ready.
► You will need beeswax, carnauba wax, magnesium stearate, baby powder, and mica.
► Melt both the waxes in a double boiler.
► In another container, add magnesium stearate, baby powder and mica.
► Add this to the wax, and mix well.
► Let it set for 3 hours. Use cosmetic-grade glitter for shimmery colors.
Saw how easy it is to make your own eyeshadow at home? It allows you to experiment with textures and colors and saves you money. Try making one at home using any of the aforementioned methods and tell us how it went.