DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School

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Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you’re simply just ready for fall, you’ll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow

Following are four DIY pressed eyeshadow shades created by myself and my friend, Bambi, over cocktails recently. Whether you make one or all of these rich autumn aligned shades, you’ll definitely be hooked on the process. We had an absolute blast making these!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

Once you’ve tried our eyeshadow colors, be sure to whip up some of your own custom colors to match your existing wardrobe! And don’t forget to share your DIY pressed eyeshadow color creations by using the tag #soapdelishowoff on instagram! (You might even get featured on my blog!)

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow in Mermaid Sunset! Learn how to create your own DIY pressed eyeshadow in a beautiful amethyst color, plus find out where to buy mermaid makeup brushes!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #1 Mermaid Sunset

Ingredients:

2 scoops sericite
8 scoops amethyst mica
8 scoops mauvey gem mica
2 scoops super pearly white mica
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #2 Golden Apple

Ingredients:

2 scoops sericite
8 scoops gold sparkle mica
8 scoops copper lip safe mica
1 scoop amethyst mica
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #3 Punk Princess

Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
10 scoops coral mica
4 scoops super pearly white mica
4 scoops copper sparkle mica
8 scoops matte black oxide pigment powder
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow #4 Mossy Apple

Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
2 scoops titanium dioxide
14 scoops apple moss green mica
4 scoops cellini blue mica
7 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
7 drops dimethicone

Instructions:

To make your first DIY pressed eyeshadow color, first select the shade you’d like to create. In addition to the eyeshadow recipe ingredients – I purchased my micas from Brambleberry – you’ll also need some .15CC scoops for all of the dry measurements. You’ll be using graduated transfer pipette to measure out the dimethicone and rubbing alcohol in drops.

You’ll also need some eyeshadow pans. Bambi and I used 3 mL silver plastic jars with hinged lids and clear windows from SKS Bottle & Packaging for our DIY pressed eyeshadow singles. However, SKS also offers stylish 3 mL black polystyrene make-up compacts with crystal clear plastic hinged lids as well.

Once you have all of your ingredients, you’re ready to begin.

Begin with the sericite, add the number of scoops called for in a small dish or shallow bowl. (My scoops were not exact. I used slightly rounded scoops for each ingredient.)

Follow with the micas and/or other colorants, then mix well using a toothpick or other small utensil.

Once you’ve evenly mixed the dry ingredients, use a transfer pipette to add the rubbing alcohol and mix well. Follow with the dimethicone. Mix the eyeshadow with a toothpick until  it is evenly coated with the wet ingredients.

Now fill your eyeshadow pan with the shadow, piling it into a mound. Gently press the shadow down with your finger just until the eyeshadow is about even with the top of the eyeshadow pan.

Next, wrap a piece of thin linen or a paper towel over a quarter.

Press the wrapped quarter on top of the shadow into your cavity with as much force as possible, then gently remove the quarter. Allow the eyeshadow to dry and then it’s done!

DIY Pressed Eyeshadow: Four Color Recipes for Back to School! Back to school is right around the corner. Whether you have teenage girls headed back to school or you're simply just ready for fall, you'll have a blast creating your own DIY pressed eyeshadow colors to kick off the new season!

Notes & Tips:

For cream eyeshadows simply add more dimethicone to suit. You’ll want to start small and test the shadow as you add more dimethicone. For loose eyeshadows, simply omit the alcohol and dimethicone all together and combine the ingredients in a small eyeshadow sifter jar.

You can also scent your DIY pressed eyeshadow pans. Simply add 1-2 drops of skin safe fragrance oil to the recipe and add in after the alcohol!

Don’t want to use dimethicone? Try vegetable glycerin instead! Alternately, if you don’t want to make your own eyeshadow but would like to support someone who does, you can purchase artisan made eyeshadows on Etsy here.

Mermaid Makeup Brushes! High quality and deep cleaning fibers are used on these mermaid makeup brushes for lasting performance, fitting and protecting your sensitive skin!

Want your own beautiful mermaid makeup brushes? You can buy this mermaid makeup brush set here. Or choose from a huge collection of mermaid makeup brushes and sets in other colors here. Also be sure to check out my mermaid lagoon bath bomb recipe!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that's perfect for eyes. Once you've mastered these colors, be sure to try out your own custom DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors!

If you like my DIY pressed eyeshadow recipes, then you may also like my scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow in a tri-color pressed palette! This fun trio of scented pressed eyeshadows offers lasting pastel color and shimmer that’s perfect for eyes.

DIY scented eyeshadows! Learn how to create your own stunning scented mineral eyeshadows for a custom look day or night!

You can find my unicorn mineral makeup eyeshadow tutorial here along with recipes for a trio of alternate colors.

Plant based makeup is the new trend. However, you don't have to spend a fortune investing in premiere brand natural cosmetics to get it. Instead, try making your own! Simply start with a few natural ingredients and add micas to create your own custom colored makeup sticks! 

If you’d like to make more of my DIY cosmetics, also be sure to check out my makeup recipes for creating your own rose scented DIY all-in-one beauty stick for lips, eyes and cheeks as well as my plant based makeup recipe for creating a rose scented 4-in-1 all over cream beauty stick that works as a bronzer, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick!

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About Rebecca D. Dillon

Rebecca Dawn Dillon is a soapmaker, DIY-er and blogger whose life is controlled daily by a dachshund. You can find more of her natural skin care recipes at The Nourished Life blog as well as right here on Soap Deli News. Or learn more about Rebecca through her new blog at Becca Ink.

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