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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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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.