21 November 2014

How to Make Eyeshadow - Four Easy Recipes

It's Friday, friends!  We made it through another week.  A very cold week for most of us.

If you've been reading this week, I did a mini series of homemade eyeshadow recipes and gave the results for each one.  Today, I'll recap and rate them with an A - F score.

I have to admit that some of the results surprised me!  Recipes that I thought looked too difficult weren't too bad, and the one that looked totally weird worked great!

How to Make Eyeshadow

I used the same eyeshadow for all of these recipes: L.A. Colors.  I used that brand because it is inexpensive.  I wanted to know if these recipes would work with a cheaper brand or if they would only work with expensive brands.  Personally, I don't like to break up my expensive eyeshadow palettes.  I also really love the metallic colors they have, so I thought they would be awesome as a cream.  If you use a different brand, results may vary.  Only one recipe didn't work too well for me, and I really don't think an expensive eyeshadow would make much of a difference.  It might, so you can experiment if you want.  Please leave me a comment if you try it and it works.

How to Make Eyeshadow With Lotion

On Monday, I made the DIY eyeshadow with vitamin E lotion.  You can use any lotion as long as it's white and unscented.  I chose that lotion because vitamin E is great for your eye area.

Honestly, I didn't have very high hopes for this recipe.  I thought it was too easy, so I didn't see how it could work.  I was wrong; it worked great!  It gives great coverage and a great texture.  This is a very quick, easy way to make shadow, so I will make it again.  This wasn't my favorite method, but it is a great one.

Grade: B+

How to Make Eyeshadow With Eye Drops

If lotion works, so should eye drops, right?  Eh, not so much.  I really wanted this one to work, but I ended up with a gloppy mess.  The shadow just wouldn't mix with the liquid and left a lot of lumps.  Maybe a more expensive brand of eyeshadow would work better, I don't know.  I like the other recipes, so I'm not going to recreate it.  If this method has worked for you, please leave a comment with what may have gone wrong.  It did give me a liquid shadow that did give some coverage, but it was too lumpy for me.

Grade: F

How to Make Eyeshadow With Shea Butter

This cream eyeshadow recipe is a bit more complicated because it has shea butter, glycerin, beeswax, and vitamin E oil.  I thought it would take forever to make, but it really only took 10 minutes because I added all in ingredients except the color to a glass dish and microwaved it.  You could also use a double boiler, but that would take longer.  This is a great recipe that I will make again.  I liked the coverage a little bit more than the lotion recipe, and the shea butter and vitamin E oil really help nourish the eye area.

Grade: A-

How to Make Eyeshadow With Alcohol and Oil

I only tried this DIY eyeshadow recipe because it was really odd compared to the other recipes.  When I read that it will curdle and look like cottage cheese, I was a bit skeptical.  Fear not, my friends, this is a great recipe.  It only took about 10 minutes to make, so it wasn't difficult.  I used a metallic powder, and the result is most definitely metallic.  This would be a great look for night.

Grade: A

If you make any of these recipes, I'd love to hear about your results!

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