How to Make Cream Eyeshadow


Ever wanted a certain color or cream eyeshadow but couldn't find it no matter how hard you looked? Fortunately, it is possible to make your own cream eyeshadow using plain old eyeshadow and a few extra ingredients. You can also use cosmetic pigment powders instead of eyeshadow. This article will show you a few ways of making your own cream eyeshadow.

Part 1
Using Lotion

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The jar needs to be small enough to fit ½ to 1 teaspoon of fluid. You don't want the jar to be so large that your eyeshadow sits in a small heap at the bottom. If the jar is too big, your cream eyeshadow may dry out. Here are some options to give you ideas: Clean contact lens cases Tiny, plastic paint jars (found at an arts and crafts shop) Makeup jars (found online or at a beauty supply shop)

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Wash everything with soap and water, then dry it off using a paper towel. If your tools are not clean, you risk contaminating your eyeshadow. Contaminated eyeshadow can lead to serious infections.

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Try to get about ¼ teaspoon of eyeshadow. You can use all one color, or mix two or more colors together to create a custom shade. You can also use cosmetic pigment powders, which you can find in a beauty shop or online.

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Use a toothpick or the base of a spoon to do this. Make sure that the powder is very fine and that there are not lumps or chunks. If you leave any lumps or chunks, the eyeshadow will turn out grainy.

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Make sure that you are using a lotion that is safe for use around eyes. If you are not sure, check the ingredient label against an eye cream. If you see something there that is not in your eye cream, avoid using it. You can also use Vaseline or lip balm.

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There should be no lumps or clumps. The color should be even, with no streaks of color.

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If the eyeshadow is too dry, add some more lotion. If the lotion is too creamy, add some more eyeshadow.

Part 2
Using Shea Butter

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If your tools are not clean, you risk contaminating your eyeshadow. This can lead to irritations and infections. Wash everything with soap and water, then dry it off using a paper towel.

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This will create the base for your eyeshadow. The measuring cup must be made out of glass, as you will be putting it into the microwave. The spout part will help you pour the fluid into a jar later on.

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After every 10 seconds, take the measuring cup out of the microwave and stir the ingredients. This will help them melt more evenly. Put the cup back into the microwave, and cook it for another 10 seconds. It will take 1 to 1½ minutes for the was and butter to melt completely.

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You can also use 24 drops of jojoba oil and 12 drops of vitamin E oil [1]instead of the ¼ teaspoon of vitamin E oil.

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Scrape enough eyeshadow into a small dish to fill 2 to 2¼ teaspoons. Grind the eyeshadow into a fine powder using a toothpick or the end of a spoon. Make sure that there are no clumps or chunks, or the eyeshadow will end up lumpy and grainy. You can use all one color, or combine different colors to create a custom shade. Some people find that the eyeshadow darkens once it sets. Consider using a lighter shade. If you can't find an eyeshadow color you like, use 2 to 2¼ teaspoons of cosmetic pigment powder instead.[2] You can buy it online or in a beauty supply shop.

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There should be no lumps, clumps, or chunks; the consistency should be smooth. Also, make sure that the color is even. There should be no streaks or swirls of color.

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The jar should be small enough for the eyeshadow to fill it completely (about 5 grams). You don't want the eyeshadow to be sitting at the bottom of the jar in a small lump. If needed, use a spoon to help guide the eyeshadow into the jar. Contact cases and tiny paint jars make great containers. You can also buy makeup jars online and from beauty supply shops.

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The eyeshadow will be mostly liquid at first, because of the melted beeswax and shea butter. It will take about one day for everything to harden into a creamy consistency.

Part 3
Using Rubbing Alcohol

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Wash everything with soap and water. Next, dry everything off with paper towels. If your tools are dirty, you risk contaminating your eyeshadow. This can lead to serious infections.

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You can use just about anything, so long as it is small enough and has a tight fitting lid. The jar should be able to hold ½ to 1 teaspoon of fluid. You don't want the jar to be so large that the eyeshadow sits at the bottom in a small lump. Contact cases make great eyeshadow containers. You can also use tiny jars meant for storing paint. You can get them at art supply stores. You can also buy makeup containers online and in beauty supply shops.

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You will need enough to fill ¼ teaspoon. You can use all one color. You can also use multiple colors to create your own shade. If you can't find an eye shadow color you like, use cosmetic pigment powder. You can find it online or in beauty supply shops.

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Make sure that there are no clumps or chunks. If there are any, your eyeshadow will be too clumpy at the end.

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Add just enough so that the eyeshadow is suspended in it. If you can, try to use 91% rubbing alcohol.[3]

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Keep adding and stirring the oil until you get a nice, creamy texture. You can also use argan, jojoba, or sweet almond oil instead.[4]

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It will look lumpy. This is just the excess rubbing alcohol rising to the top.

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This will give the excess rubbing alcohol enough time to float to the top. The rest of the rubbing alcohol will have bound the oil and eyeshadow together.

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Fold the tissue into a square and dip a corner into the mixture. Once it soaks up some of the alcohol, rotate the square and dip another corner. Keep doing this until all of the excess alcohol is gone. If needed, use a fresh tissue if your old one gets too dirty.

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It may look grainy once it is set, but it will go on smoothly. Once it is set, you can put the lid back on to the jar.