Scented DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette

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Learn how to make your own scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented 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 in custom colors and scents!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own scented 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!

Ready to jump right into creating your own unicorn inspired eyeshadow? There are a few things you’ll need for this mineral makeup project.

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own scented 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!

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow Ingredients & Materials:

I used the 10 ml black plastic jars with 3 dividers with black window lids from SKS Bottle & Packaging for my DIY unicorn shadow to keep the colors separate. However, you can mix all of the colors individually then fill an undivided jar in three sections of color. This will allow you to swipe all of the colors onto one brush at the same time to use as a highlighter.

Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented 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!

You’ll also need an assortment of eye safe micas, fine silver rainbow cosmetic glitter and sericite to create your colors. I purchased these ingredients from Brambleberry.

And, to keep the colors together when pressed, improve glide and staying power, I also used isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and dimethicone.

If you’d like your DIY unicorn eyeshadow scented, you’ll also need a skin safe fragrance oil. I used a rose quartz fragrance oil, also from Brambleberry, however you can use any fragrance oil you prefer. I recommend a skin safe fragrance oil with no vanilla content and that’s mostly clear without a heavy yellow cast.

Have everything you need? Let’s get started! You’ll find the mineral makeup recipes for each of the colors for your DIY unicorn eyeshadow below. I used .15CC scoops for all of the dry measurements indicated and a graduated transfer pipette to measure out the liquid ingredients in drops.

Learn how to make your own DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented 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!

Scented DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow

© Rebecca D. Dillon

Pink Shimmer Eyeshadow Ingredients:

8 scoops sericite
16 scoops rose pearl mica
8 scoops super pearly white mica
20 scoops fine silver rainbow eco-glitter

12 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
5 drops rose quartz fragrance oil

Purple Shimmer Eyeshadow Ingredients:

8 scoops sericite
8  scoops mauvey gem mica
8 scoops amethyst purple mica
8 scoops super pearly white mica
20 scoops fine silver rainbow eco-glitter

12 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
5 drops rose quartz fragrance oil

Blue Shimmer Eyeshadow Ingredients:

8 scoops sericite
16  scoops cellini blue mica
8 scoops super pearly white mica
20 scoops fine silver rainbow eco-glitter

12 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
5 drops rose quartz fragrance oil

Instructions:

Begin by cutting out a small piece of cardboard that fits into the cavities of your container. You can do this by tracing a circle around the jar, then cutting it out slightly inside the circle you drew so that it fits inside the jar. Then cut the circle into three equal parts that match the cavities of your container. Trim them down slightly until each fits inside a cavity.

 Next, you’ll make the eyeshadow colors for your DIY unicorn eyeshadow. To do this, start with your first color recipe. Begin with the sericite, adding 8 scoops of the ingredient to a small dish or shallow bowl. (My scoops were not exact. I used slightly rounded scoops for each ingredient.)

Learn how to make your own scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow. This fun trio of scented 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 in custom colors and scents!

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

Now add the glitter and remix until all of the dry ingredients are fully incorporated into the shadow.

Once you’ve mixed the dry ingredients, use a dropper to add the rubbing alcohol, dimethicone and the fragrance oil. Mix well with a toothpick until the eyeshadow is evenly coated with the wet ingredients.

Fill one of the cavities of 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 jar.

Next, wrap one of the small pieces of cardboard you cut out in a piece of thin linen or wax paper.

Press the wrapped cardboard on top of the shadow into your cavity with as much force as possible, then gently remove the wrapped cardboard. Your first color is now complete!

Simply follow the same process with your remaining scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow colors until your tri-color eyeshadow pan is full.

DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow in a Tri-Color Pressed Palette! Learn how to make your own scented 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 and scents!

Let your scented unicorn eyeshadow rest overnight. They’re then ready to use the next day!

To use your scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow, apply as desired with an eyeshadow brush over your favorite eyeshadow primer for long lasting shimmer and color.

If you like my DIY unicorn eyeshadow but aren’t ready to take the plunge into creating your own, then you may like Absolute New York’s Twilight Icon Eyeshadow Palette.

Each luxurious palette comes with a rainbow of twelve eyeshadow colors, a large mirror and a dual-ended eyeshadow brush – everything needed for your perfect eye look. The extensive range of shades features everything from soft neutrals to decadent jewel-toned metallics – and can be used seamlessly from day to night. You can find this eyeshadow palette here.

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

Ready to make another one?

My friend, Bambi, also made her own custom tri-color eyeshadow palette. She scented her eyeshadow colors with a green smoothie fragrance oil. Following is her recipe!

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

Copper Eyeshadow Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
16  scoops party pink mica
16 scoops copper lip safe mica

16 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
4 drops green smoothie fragrance oil

Blue Eyeshadow Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
16  scoops cellini blue mica
16 scoops copper lip safe mica

16 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
4 drops green smoothie fragrance oil

Coral Eyeshadow Ingredients:

4 scoops sericite
16  scoops party pink mica
16 scoops gold sparkle mica

16 drops isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
16 drops dimethicone
4 drops green smoothie fragrance oil

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

To make these eyeshadows colors, simply follow the instructions to creating the scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow above.

Can I sell my eyeshadows?

If you are wanting to sell your scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow palettes, there are a few things you should be aware of first. Currently glitter, mica-based pearlescent pigments, and other composite pigments used in cosmetics are NOT FDA approved for cosmetics.

The FDA is currently exercising discretionary enforcement of these color additives while they are in discussion over regulatory status and safety. You can find further discussion on this at Marie Gale’s blog here. Marie Gale is author of the book, Soap and Cosmetic Labeling: How to Follow the Rules and Regs Explained in Plain English, which I highly recommend for anyone selling handcrafted cosmetic and skin care products.

Want more recipes?

Learn how to make your own fabulous DIY unicorn balm! This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Plus it makes a great homemade gift idea for anyone who loves unicorns - or simply wants sparkle like one for the day!

If you love my scented DIY unicorn eyeshadow then you’ll also like my DIY unicorn balm. This tri-color DIY unicorn balm leaves just a hint of shimmer on your skin and can be scented with your favorite fragrance! Learn how to make it here.

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  1. I love this! I think this would make a fun party favor! So cute!

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