Creating an all-natural eye shadow is easier than you might think. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes!
Homemade eye shadow is a great way to avoid toxins found in most conventional eye shadows. It also gives you an extra use for all those amazing health foods sitting in your cabinets. Furthermore, having such close control over the ingredients means DIY shadows can be made vegan and gluten-free, which is an important factor for many women. Today, I will share how to make a simple, creamy eye shadow using the powerful superfood, spirulina
. The same technique can be used to create all manner of eye shadows, just replace the spirulina with other skin-safe ingredients.
DIY Spirulina Eye Shadow
Spirulina acts as a colorant, giving this homemade eye shadow a lovely greenish hue. The shade can be customized to suit your preference by adding extras, such as cacao powder and activated charcoal, or by varying amounts of the ingredients listed below. The added shea butter creates a creamy texture and helps the eye shadow stay on your eyelids! Shea butter really improves the consistency and performance of this DIY Spirulina Eye Shadow. Ingredients:
Optional extras for varying shades:
You will also need:
- 1/2 teaspoon WFN Arrowroot Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon WFN Spirulina
- 1/2 teaspoon shea butter, optional
Here's how to make and use DIY Spirulina Eye Shadow:
- a small bowl
- a fork
- a small container with a lid to store eye shadow
Place the arrowroot powder and spirulina into a small bowl. Stir with a fork to combine. If you are happy with the shade, proceed to the next step. If not, you may adjust it as follows:
- For a darker green, add more spirulina.
- For a lighter shade, add more arrowroot.
- To add brownish tones, add a small amount of cacao powder.
- To create a deep, dark shade, add a pinch of activated charcoal.
- If a creamier eye shadow is desired (highly recommended), add the shea butter by mashing it into the powder with the back of a fork. Stir until evenly distributed.
Apply to your eyelids as you would any other eye shadow. I recommend using an eye shadow brush. Notes:
This eye shadow will last for up to 6 months when stored at room temperature. As with any makeup or skincare product, do not use ingredients you are allergic to. Anything that causes a reaction when eaten, is likely to create issues when applied to the skin.
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Do you make your own makeup? Is this something you'd try?