Homemade eye shadow and blush, or any homemade makeup can save you a TON of money. It’s more healthy for you, and it can be fun to make your own. I found the items I needed in my pantry, local vitamin store, or online.
Anything that you use on your skin should be tested first; especially anything you use on your face. As you know, the face on your skin can be a lot more sensitive than other parts of your body.
Test the ingredients on the inside of your wrist to see if you react, then try a small spot on your face.
I grew up in an area where Mica was everywhere! I used to collect varying colors of it….and as a kid, couldn’t figure out why I would break out in an itchy rash….so you never know.
Homemade Eye Shadow
This is probably the easiest thing to duplicate in the line of mineral or natural makeup. It’s so easy that I wonder why I never thought of it before!
Mix shades that you like and store them in 1 oz containers. Use a small brush instead of your fingers so that you do not spread bacteria, and keep track of your favorite mixes so you can replicate them later.
Use cocoa powder. Combine it with arrowroot powder (or organic cornstarch) to make it lighter.
Use Green clay or Spirulina combined with arrowroot powder for different shades.
Use Activated Charcoal mixed with arrowroot powder.
Combine saffron and beetroot juice for a paste. You can also use turmeric, but be aware that it can stain the skin.
Many clays make beautiful makeup choices. Try Kaolin White Clay, Moroccon Red Clay, Rose clay, Rhassoul Clay, or Bentonite Clay.
Micas are beautiful for added glitter and sparkle. Choose micas that are all natural and do not have extra dyes. That removes most of the benefit of making your own natural and healthy makeup.
Use the powders below combined with one another. Add arrowroot powder to lighten colors.
Use Cocoa powder, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to create beautiful brown and cream tones.
Use beet root powder, hibiscus powder, and rose clay for varying pink tones
Alkanet is my favorite for purple. Mix it with rose clay to soften and lighten the color.
Use saffron. You can also combine saffron with beet root powder.
Be sure to check out Homemade Lipstick, Mascara, Foundation, and Eyeliner.