DIY Organic Makeup: Make your own all natural cream eyeshadows!
*****GENIUS ALERT***** What? I can call genius alert! I’m not talking about myself guys, I’m giving credit where it is quite due. This past weekend, I was cruising my increasingly boring facebook feed when I came across the most amazing news I’ve heard in a long time. This idea came from How To Look Expensive’s Andrea Pomerantz Lustig’s appearance on the Today Show.
Now, I love cream eyeshadows. I have low-set brows and a small eye space so cream shadows allow me to get an effortless smokey eye without looking like a crazy person. Guess what else I love? Weleda. But you already know that. I also love making my own anything (except dinner), but you should already know that by now, too.
Well, all these loves can now be combined in this ridiculously easy and ingenious recipe. Sadly, much to my husband’s chagrin, it ain’t a dinner recipe.
What you’ll need:
- Weleda Skinfood*
- Assorted eyeshadow pigments**
- Sanitized mixing palette and knife (I used my makeup mixing palette and a painting knife, you can get creative with what you use as long as you keep it sanitary!)
- Small sterile containers
What to do:
Choose your favorite color and put a small amount of pigment on your mixing palette. Add a dab of Skinfood and start folding the mixture together. The ratio is about 1 part skinfood to 2 parts pigment. This will feel strange, somewhat like mixing dough, just keep going! Once you’ve got your mixture at the consistency you want, put it in your sterile container. BAM! You’re done.
See what I’m saying? Genius! I actually liked this mixture even better the next day. However, you can’t leave organic makeup lying around and expect it to last you forever. This is why I urge you to use a sterile container, store it in the refrigerator and don’t double dip. This way, the mixture should last you at least a week, if not more. This was originally presented as an on the spot trick mixed on the back of your hand, but I like the idea of making extra because this can be a messy endeavor. You can use a primer underneath to make this last longer, as the effect fades faster than your ordinary chemical-laden cream shadows. However, it still looks very pretty when it does fade, so you can’t go wrong with this trick.
Why I love this recipe: I am fully aware that there are companies out there, both Honey Bee and Naked Cosmetics, who sell silicone with their loose pigments to use as a base to create the same effect you see here. I’m not particularly crazy about using silicone because it doesn’t allow your skin to breathe. This method is great because not only is it non-toxic, it’s nourishing! Skinfood does incredible things for your skin and you really can’t go wrong using it! Of course, if you have any skin allergies, check your ingredients first!
Have you tried any DIY makeup projects? Leave me a comment or send me an email, I’d love to here about them!
*Weleda Skinfood: You should already own this, otherwise you’re living your life all wrong and I just can’t help you if you’re not going to listen. This is not an optional ingredient. Skinfood is not your average cream, it contains beeswax which gives it the tacky consistency that makes this whole thing work. Go get some.
**Pigments: I’m using HoneyBee Gardens eyeshadow pigments here in Sunset Strip and Martini. I have been meaning to review these pigments for you. They are gorgeous, non-toxic, quite comparable to Naked Cosmetics, but much much cheaper. I’ll tell you more about Honey Bee soon, I promise!