How To Make Eyeshadow Pigments? Add Some Eco Glitter!
We are sure that you have wondered at least once in your life how to make eyeshadow pigments. After all, we are in an era of DIY cosmetics, and you probably also had a lot of free time during the pandemic. So this is your chance to get the 411 on homemade eyeshadows with a little extra sparkly touch of Bioglitter™.
DIY cosmetics have become a trend in the last few years. It can definitely be fun and save you a few bucks. Also, you would get a one-of-a-kind eyeshadow. However, you must do it properly.
Of course, you don’t want to end up with a failed eyeshadow attempt, a smudged eyelid, and a pink eye as the cherry on top. So, while beauty mostly comes first, you should ensure eye safety too. The secret is in choosing non irritant but beautiful colored ingredients.
First, Let’s Talk About the Color Ingredients
For adding color, you could use mica powder. This is a cosmetic powder with a bit of a shimmer effect. It comes in different colors, and it is eye-safe (make sure of it when buying it).
Also, you could use color pigments like iron oxide. It is great if you are making a matte eyeshadow. Also, it has great coverage; you just have to use a little to get the shade you desire.
Always make sure that it is cosmetic grade. Otherwise, look for another option!
The Secret Lies in The Eyeshadow Base
Eyeshadow base is what makes it easy to apply.
It is a mixture of ingredients that ensure that eyeshadow stays put with long-lasting results. It makes it easy for eyeshadow to adhere to the eyelids. Also, it gives it a creamy/silky texture and improves coverage.
Without an eyeshadow base, you just have loose color pigments!
There are several options available for premade eyeshadow bases. For example, you can use a mineral base. It is not expensive, and it can last long.
How to Make Eyeshadow Pigments?
To make your eyeshadow, you just need to have the ingredients and mix! As simple as that.
Other supplies are: small measuring spoons and tin pans to store your eyeshadow. Also, you need a container to mix and grind your powders (only oxide pigments need grinding on a mortar and pestle) and alcohol for disinfecting the utensils.
As a rule of thumb, you should use 3 tbs of mica powder (for shimmery eyeshadow) plus ½ tbs of base filler.
However, for an extra sparkly touch, or if you don’t have mica, add some gold Bioglitter™ Pure. This will take your eyeshadow to the next level and let you recreate beautiful looks.
Then, mix well and shake it up in the container!
What If You Want to Make a Pressed Eyeshadow?
In that case, the process is the same with some additional steps:
Take your eyeshadow loose mix and add a few drops of binder. Mix it well with the help of a toothpick until the consistency is similar to sand.
Then, place the mix in a tin pan, put a dry napkin on top, and then push all the way down using a presser.
Let the eyeshadow dry for 24 hrs or so before use. Easy peasy!
Why Choose Bioglitter for Your DIY Eyeshadow?
Sure, Bioglitter™ Pure can give you lots of sparkles. But the main reason for choosing our ecoglitter is that it is 100% plastic-free and naturally biodegradable.
Indeed, Bioglitter™ Pure doesn’t have a plastic core. Instead, this ecoglitter has a unique film made of eucalyptus cellulose from certified plantations.
Bioglitter™ also is:
CMR free. It is safe for humans.
Cruelty-free. Neither the product nor its ingredients are tested on animals.
GMO-free. No genetic engineering is involved.
Allergen-free. It doesn’t contain allergens declared by the FDA.
Non-toxic. and it doesn’t contain heavy metals either.
It is safe for use on the skin, eyes, and lips because it complies with global cosmetics and rinse-off legislation.
On top of this, Bioglitter™ is designed to degrade under natural conditions. It only needs water, bacteria, and temperature to degrade in less than a month up to 90%. It degrades just as a leaf would!
This fact is scientifically certified, is not pure say. Bioglitter™ holds the OK Biodegradable in Water certification by TÜV. This is the highest third-party certification for biodegradability and also ensures that Bioglitter™ doesn’t fall into the category of microplastics.
Always look for products with highly reputed eco-credentials. For a glitter to be considered NATURALLY biodegradable, it must pass the freshwater test and show the results. So, don’t let yourself be fooled by fake ecoglitters.
Also, bear in mind that compostable is not naturally biodegradable. It needs special composting facilities and a complex process involving tons of water and energy wasted. Not eco-friendly at all!
So now you know, when you get the DIY eyeshadow bug, choose your ingredients carefully. Also, consider adding Bioglitter™ for a little extra eye-safe spark. Our ecoglitter is the way to go to save the planet and look fabulous at the same time.