Saturday, 27 October 2012

Save big with homemade eye shadows!!!

Ok, this one gets me all caught up again LOL.  This writing daily for a month is not as easy as some may think.  I am looking forward to showing you all the projects I have been working on during this month. 

Back to today's topic.  Cream Eye shadow

First recipe:

Find a small container for your cream shadow.  This could be an old contact lens case or a small container with a lid.

Scrap the color of eye shadow you want to use into the container.  Use something flat to do this such as tweezers, a butter knife, your fingernail. 

Add a small amount of a binder such as lotion or petroleum jelly.  The binder is what will ultimately make your eye shadow creamy and able to stick to your eye lids. 

Here are a few things to consider:
  • Add less than you need of the binder at first - remember its easy to add more later then take things out of the mix.
  • Use lotion, if you want to add a bit of sparkle to plain eye-shadow, try using shimmery lotion
  • Or use, Vaseline.

Mix the eye shadow with your finger or a cotton swab.  It should start turning to a creamy consistency.  Keep mixing and try to break down all of the large clumps. 

Store in a container with lid.

  • Buy cheap eye shadow to use as your base color at the dollar store
  • Place a small dab of your new eye  shadow on your wrist to check for a reaction.  If you are ok, apply to your eye lid.

Second Recipe:

You need:
  • Some lipsticks ( if this is your first time making this you may want to use a lipstick that you don't use anymore
  • Some empty cosmetic jars
  • Vaseline Petroleum jelly
  • A butter knife
  • Candle or stove for heat
  • Some spoons (one small and one bigger)

Cut the lipstick you want to use with a knife in a desired amount, and place it on the big spoon.
Add some Vaseline.
Do not mix the products yet, because it will be sticky and create a mess.
Light the candle or turn on the stove.
Place the big spoon above the candle, and wait until the products melt.
Stir with the small spoon until its all mixed together.
Pour the mixture into the jar.
You might want to leave it open for about 10 minutes and then put it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

All done!

  • You can add any color you like because we all have that lipsticks that are too dark, too bright, too pink etc, so you can mix them with others colors to make your own shade.
  • Can be used on lips, eyelids, and even cheeks.
  • Add an eye shadow base to help prevent the product from creasing.

Recipe for eye shadow base:

  • Moisturizer (preferably intended for eyes)
  • Liquid foundation in your skin shade or lighter
  • A container with lid. Such as empty blush containers.  Please try and sterilize the container before use.
  • Something to combine the ingredients such as tweezers or butter knife

In a bowl combine cream of your choice (perhaps three times what you would use for your face).

Add the liquid foundation.  The ration of powder and cream should be approximately 1:3.  The cream allows faster absorption of powder.

Mix ingredients with your tweezers.  This dilutes the powder that will be applied to the eyelid, gathering in the folds within 30 minutes.

Please date your jar as the product has approximately a month shelf life.

I recently purchased some of the new 24 hour Tattoo stuff and I love it, but I am eager to make tons of eye shadows so they are customized to the look that I am going for.  We all know how expensive our makeup is… and this gives us another opportunity to use those colors, in our compacts, that we never use, and with them create unique shades to our hearts content.

Let me know what is your favorite cream shadow color?  Have you ever tried to make this at home?  What price do you usually pay for this product?


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