Mineral Makeup Recipes: Eyeshadow

Alternate Base for Eyeshadows

Courtesy of Rowana E.  using Swift's recipe.

The TKB base is great if you're looking for a matte base or maybe toning down a full collection of pop micas. But it isn't always appropriate. As you will gather sooner or later, I'm a great fan of Swift (Point of Interest). Why? Because the more I experiment the more I realize how much she knows (in every category). I have to be honest but I use her alternate base more than any other. I go through these ingredients like no-ones business. I have spoken to her on this subject and as far as she's concerned if she gets credit for her hard work she's happy. So here's "Swift's" alternate base; 

 

ALTERNATE EYE SHADOW BASE RECIPE

  • 3 tbsp treated sericite mica
  • 1 tsp micronospheres
  • 1 small scoop calcium carbonate

 

This recipe is excellent for not toning down the shimmer. If the recipes have no base, they will be very pretty but they will only last 1/2 an hour. The base adds adhesion, vibrancy etc. You just can't use straight micas. This base changes the colour only minimally and should be used for any non-matte eyeshadow.  Add Mica and base in a 4:1 ratio. You rock Swift!!!

 


Eyeshadow: "Gemstone Series"

Courtesy of Rowana E

I've been working on a simple "gemstone series". These are my experiments so far.  Measurements are based on scoop size from TKB Trading.  Colourants below that are not available at Creations from Eden are available at TKB Trading.

Sapphire

  • 1 lg blackstar blue
  • 1m Libra blue
  • 1m blue highlight

 

  • 1lg  midnight blue            
  • 1m Libra blue      
  • 1m starlight blue

 

Aquamarine

  • 1lg ice blue mica
  • 1 lg cypress green   
  • 1m sparkle turquoise

 

Topaz  (kind of)

  • 1lg blackstar gold
  • 1m crucible gold
  • 1m satin orange
  • 1 m yellow pop
  • 1s tangerine pop

 

Amethyst

  • 1lg black amethyst
  • 1m amethyst
  • 1m violet highlight


All added to 1lg Swift's alternate base

 


Purple Haze

Courtesy of Rowana E

  • 1/4 tsp black mica
  • 1/16 tsp grape pop
  • 1/8 tsp lemon pop
  • 1/16 tsp satin mica
  • 1/8 tsp alternate base

Green Eyeshadows using Mica

Courtesy of Swift from Point of Interest!  For pictures of the finished products click here.

 

I love green eye shadow - finding the perfect lime green was the reason for my journey into MMU - so I thought I'd share some of my recipes for various green eyeshadows! 

SUB-LIME (lime green - bright with sparkles)

  • 2 scoops basic eye shadow base
  • 3 scoops apple green pop mica
  • 6 scoops lemon drop pop mica
  • 1 scoop strawberry pop mica


Put all ingredients in a bag and squish together until you're happy with the colour. If you want a less green colour - and why would you? - you can reduce the apple green to 1 or 2 scoops.

A regular eye shadow container will require 3/4 tsp to 1 tsp of eye shadow, and the recipe above makes 12/32 - so triple the recipe to make a full container.

OSCAR (dark green with sparkles)

  • 2 scoops blackstar green (not a pop mica, but very nice)
  • 2 scoops apple green pop
  • 2 scoops alternate eye shadow base


Put all ingredients into a bag and squish together until you're happy with the colour.

To make a full container of this colour, use 1/4 tsp of each to make 3/4 tsp.

Green Sheen - This one's easy! It's a simple recipe using equal parts green mica of your choice and eye shadow base. I like to use majestic green, but any green mica would work well. The goal is here is to be really shiny, so we aren't including any iron oxides.
 

To make 1 container of Green Sheen...

  • 3/8 tsp majestic green or Egyptian mica
  • 3/8 tsp eye shadow base


Shiny shiny green - This one is very very shiny, and is really meant as a light sweep over your eyes because it is very very shiny. (It really is shiny!)
 

  • 1 tsp base
  • 1/4 tsp and 1/16 tsp shamrock green mica
  • 1/8 tsp sunpearl silver


Fluid - I love this colour!

  • 1/2 tsp eye shadow base
  • 10 scoops shamrock green mica
  • 5 scoops arctic silver or regular silver (the arctic silver is going to give it a blue-y tinge; regular mica will make it whiter).


If this colour is too intense for you - and it is an intense colour - you can increase the eye shadow base to 1 tsp. This will give you a lighter shade with the shininess that can be used as a base.

Patina green - This is a beautiful green that looks grey on the surface, but really shows up as green when you mix it with the base. This is a great one to use as a liner or darker colour or a highlighter. And it's super easy to make!
 

  • 1 part eye shadow base

  • 2 parts patina green mica


To increase this for your eye shadow container...

  • 1/4 tsp eye shadow base
  • 1/2 tsp patina green mica


To make this a little darker, you can add a titch of black mica (to keep it shiny) or black iron oxide (brown tones).


Yellow Eyeshadows with Pop! Micas  (and a variation without Pop!)

Courtesy of Swift at Point of Interest!  To see the finished result click here.

 

I love this colour. We're calling it (Everything's) A-OK and it's a perfect colour to use with the green Oscar eye shadow. 

I love this colour. It's yellow, it's sparkly, and it's yellow. Yellow isn't a colour we think about a lot when making mineral make-up, but it's a lovely complement to greens. (My favourite eye shadow combination as a teenager was yellow and green.)

A-OK (sparkly yellow fun!)

  • 4 parts yellow pop mica
  • 1 part tangerine pop mica
  • 2 parts basic eye shadow base


Mix together in a bag until you get the colour you want. If you want to increase this to fill a container (you need 3/4 tsp to 1 tsp, and this is 7/32 tsp), you'll want to increase it as follows...

 

  • 16 parts yellow pop mica
  • 4 parts tangerine pop mica
  • 8 parts basic eye shadow base

 

...for a total of 28/32 tsp.

If you want a similar colour but can't get the pop micas, use iron oxide...
 

  • 2 parts basic eye shadow base
  • 2 parts yellow iron oxide
  • 4 parts silver or white mica (satin or sparkly, not matte)


Mix together. Multiply the parts by 4 to make a full container. Now wear it and yell "Everything's A-OK!"

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