I wanted to prepare a Cream Eye Shadow in stunning blue, for a special occasion. So, here’s how I did it.
Basically, what I wanted was, a cream eye shadow that gives a rich finish and looks good. I also wanted it last a whole day, so thought I will go with a cream eye shadow.
So, let’s take a look at the ingredients and then, the recipe instructions.
Beeswax – ¼ Tsp.
Sweet Almond Oil – ½ Tsp.
Vitamin E Oil – a few drops
Shea Butter – 5 Grams
Cobalt Blue Mica Powder – as needed (optional)
Ultramarine Blue Pigment Powder – as needed
Black Iron Oxide Powder – as needed
Orange Mica Powder – as needed
In your double boiler, melt Beeswax.
Add in Shea Butter and when fully melted, add the Sweet Almond Oil.
Add the Vitamin E Oil and remove from heat.
Now, add the color pigments and keep stirring till fully blended.
Transfer to a sterilized container and let it sit for a day or before you use it.
Tips to Tweak the Recipe
I have used Ultramarine Blue as my color pigment, predominantly. But I wanted a darker shade, which I achieved by mixing it with Black, though the contrast option Orange works equally well. Both work, you can choose what works for you best, or what you have handy!
You can skip adding Black Color Pigment or Orange if you are good with using Ultramarine Blue.
You can skip using Cobalt Mica Powder if you don’t want shimmer. I was going for slight shimmer, with this recipe. With shimmer, the richness of Cream Shadow is more vibrant.
You can any carrier oil including Jojoba Oil, or Coconut Oil, etc. If you have oily skin, Jojoba Oil or lighter oils like Sweet Almond or Apricot Kernel Oil will work better. Avocado Oil is ideal if you have dry or mature skin. Coconut Oil works for most.
You can skip Beeswax, or use Candelilla Wax, which also adds a nice sheen to the recipe.
You don’t have to go with Blue color. Just pick the color pigments of your choice and come up with your own variation or shade! We go DIY for the flexibility, right?
How to Use the Eye Shadow?
Just apply it the way you always apply your cream eye shadow! You can use your fingers, brush or a make-up sponge, whatever works for you.
We have used oil-based ingredients, so the shelf life is good. I recommend preparing fresh batches every few weeks, though as long as it doesn’t grow mold or smelly funny, you’re good. Lasts for a good 3 – 6 months.
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