How to Make Eyeshadow From Natural Ingredients

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Over the years I’ve give you loads of pure make-up choices. While I’ve already shared a few of my easy eye makeup recipes here, this text provides extra particulars on how to make your personal DIY pure eyeshadow in a wide range of shades!

Make Your Own Natural Eyeshadow

These recipes use herbs, clay, and actual meals substances. You also can add some mica for slightly shimmer if desired. There are plenty of pigment choices, however I caught to a couple of of the most typical ones. If you’re within the temper to experiment, then give one in all these a strive for some selfmade eyeshadow.

Tip: Make certain all the pieces could be very finely floor.

  • Purple/blue – freeze-dried blueberry powder
  • Pink – freeze-dried raspberry powder,  hibiscus powder, or beetroot powder.
  • Green – spirulina or moringa powder
  • Orange/yellow – turmeric powder
  • Brown – cocoa powder
  • White – kaolin clay
  • Dusty rose – rose kaolin clay
  • Light inexperienced – french inexperienced clay

Shimmery Mica

I add slightly mica to merchandise like lotion bars and tinted face moisturizer. Mica appears equally pretty much as good in eyeshadow. This mineral is naturally found in rocks and has a layer construction that catches the sunshine and makes it sparkle. If you don’t have any readily available then it could possibly simply be omitted. Mica doesn’t actually add colour by itself, just a few sparkle.

Ultramarines are one other widespread ingredient in eyeshadow merchandise. Naturally derived ultramarine pigment is created from floor lapis lazuli and has been used for hundreds of years. Natural ultramarines can have excessive ranges of lead and different heavy metals due to their nature. Most cosmetics now use artificial ultramarines derived from clay and sodium carbonate. Plants aren’t as vibrant as artificial colorants, however I really feel higher about having them on my pores and skin.

Why Skip Regular Eye Shadow?

I feel by now you understand the drill. Mainstream magnificence care merchandise are filled with substances I’d somewhat keep away from. Some of them additionally take a look at on animals. The harsh chemical compounds in some eyeshadows may cause irritation, redness, itching, and flaking. Someone can use make-up a number of instances and even for years just for it to then trigger points, in accordance to allergist Purvi Parikh MD.

While it’s straightforward to attain for a brightly coloured palette within the magnificence aisle, it’s straightforward sufficient to make your personal!

DIY Eyeshadow Safety

Spices like cinnamon and ginger could scent wonderful, however they comprise irritating important oils. You’ll discover cinnamon powder in these coconut flour apple cinnamon muffins and even this pumpkin spice face mask recipe. But I’m not utilizing cinnamon in my eye shadow!

As a lot as we could strive not to, it’s straightforward to contact our eyes or sweat and get eye make-up inside the attention. Our eyelids are the thinnest pores and skin on the physique at solely .3-.8 mm thick and require particular care. So whereas a pumpkin spice eyeshadow could look (and scent!) wonderful, it’s not definitely worth the threat of burning eyes.

We’re additionally not including any oil or important oils to the DIY eyeshadow recipe. While oil does make the powder stick to the pores and skin higher, it made the eyeshadow clumpy in my experiments. And not in a great way. The best possibility I’ve discovered is to swipe a light-weight layer of a fast-absorbing service oil over the eyelid first. Then apply the eyeshadow powder. This methodology provides the eyeshadow some endurance with out getting oily or clumpy.

I exploit loads of important oils in skincare merchandise like deodorant and lotion, however they’re not so nice for eye shadow. This coffee under eye cream makes use of a tiny quantity of lavender important oil, however it’s additionally not occurring the eyelid itself. Essential oils within the eye may cause burning, redness, and common irritation.

What’s in a Natural Eyeshadow Recipe

Like most of my selfmade make-up, it’s an artwork and a science. I usually measure my make-up recipes in drops and pinches, however this DIY eyeshadow recipe is a bit more exact. Feel free to mess around with the colours although till you get the shade you need.

  • Arrowroot powder provides slightly slip and acts as a base for the pigments. Most of the herb powders on their very own are slightly too course to keep on by themselves. The arrowroot smooths issues over and blends them collectively.
  • Mica (as talked about earlier than) provides slightly shimmer, however not a lot colour. Feel free to skip it in the event you want.
  • Clays are mild and powdery and add some gentle colour. Like the arrowroot, they assist the plant pigments mix higher.
  • Natural colorants like cocoa powder, turmeric, and beetroot are what make this DIY eyeshadow recipe colourful.

Where to Buy Natural Eye Shadow

If you don’t have the time to DIY,  you could find wholesome, pure eyeshadow choices from Toups Organics right here:


DIY Natural Eyeshadow Recipe

Simple substances mix to create a delicate, but lovely eyeshadow palette.

Prep Time5 minutes

Total Time5 minutes

Yield: 1 tsp eyeshadow (roughly) per shade

Author: Katie Wells


  • Combine all of the substances on your desired shade in a small container.

  • Tightly cap the container and shake nicely to mix. Allow the powder to settle some earlier than opening the lid.

  • Apply a tiny drop of oil to the eyelid and therapeutic massage in. Use a make-up brush to apply the eyeshadow colours as desired.


Shelf life: About 1 yr if saved correctly.
Storage: Keep away from direct mild and warmth and avoiding utilizing unwashed fingers or unclean make-up brushes. These will contaminate the powder and trigger it to spoil sooner. 

Which pure colours are your favourite for eyeshadow? Do you put on different selfmade eye make-up? Leave us a remark and tell us!

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