How Do I Make Purple Eye Shadow?

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To make purple eye shadow at home, purchase jojoba oil, shea butter, beeswax pastilles, vitamin E oil, vegetable glycerin, cosmetic pearl mica powder, ultramarine violet pigment powder and an empty eye shadow container. Making chemical-free makeup is easy with the right ingredients and a little patience.

First, place eight beeswax pastilles and 1 teaspoon of shea butter in a microwavable container. Heat the mixture in the microwave for about a minute. Once it melts, add about 24 drops of jojoba oil, 120 drops of vegetable glycerin and 12 drops of vitamin E oil. To ensure accuracy, use a pipette to add these ingredients to the eye shadow mixture. Stir the ingredients together.

Next, add 2 teaspoons of pigment powder and 1/4 teaspoon of cosmetic pearl mica powder. Stir until the mixture attains a paste-like consistency. When the eye shadow is ready, transfer it into an empty eye shadow container. Let the shadow sit for a day before using.

This do-it-yourself eye shadow works the same as any commercial cream shadow. It can be layered for intense, dramatic looks, and it can be applied sparingly for a slight purple sheen. Experiment with the shadow to create a variety of styles and looks.