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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

DIY Cosmetics: Easy to Follow Eyeshadow Recipes

As you've seen from my last two posts here and here, I've been making some eyeshadows and promising to share the recipes. Keeping my promise here!

So, I recently received sample sizes of TKB Trading's Matte Blue Pop, Matte Red Pop & Shimmer Lemon Pop. They're basically TKB's ready to wear loose eyeshadows. Since I recently purchased TKB's Planetary Sampler, I thought it would be fun to make some colour-shifting duochromes using Method #2 in my guide to making eyeshadows  –just mixing a bunch of colours together.

These are the results:


Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup
All swatched over Darling Girl's glitter glue, at different angles under the same natural light

I don't mind sharing the recipes for these because I really hope you guys have as much fun as I did, but if you do decide to try these recipes out, please credit me and let me know! I'd love to see your results!

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To create these colours, you'll need:


  • The colours from the recipes 
    • Matte Blue Pop
    • Matte Red Pop
    • Shimmer Lemon Pop
    • Travel to Earth
    • Travel to Jupiter
    • Travel to Mars
    • Travel to Neptune
    • Travel to Pluto
    • Travel to Venus
These are all available at TKB trading. Personally for me, a sample size is more than enough (6g for the Pop eyeshadows, 2.5g for the planetary micas). To help you figure out what those numbers mean, a typical MAC eyeshadow contains 1.5g of eyeshadow.
  • A spoon for each colour you want to make. It'll make your life easier if you have a spoon for each colour instead of needing to constantly clean up. Make sure they're of identical size so you can measure accurately. If you're looking for small spoons, I usually steal those plastic coffee stirrers from coffee shops
  • Alcohol for disinfecting. Someone once asked if sanitizing wipes are ok...I haven't tried it yet, but I'd avoid it because some of them have fragrance and you may discover your eyes are sensitive to that. Keep it simple, stick to alcohol.
  • Ziplock bags
  • Eyeshadow jars to put your final work in (optional)


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These are the really simple steps to do this:

1. Disinfect everything. You don't want eye infections from a dirty work place. Disinfect your spoons, your jars, the table you're working on. Everything. 
2. Measure out the colours as mentioned in each recipe and put them inside a ziplock bag. 
3. Close the bag and squish them together until they're well blended. 
4. You're done! You can use them out of the bag or pour them into eyeshadow jars, it's your call. 


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Anyway, here are the detailed swatches and recipes. I decided to name these eyeshadows based on Terry Pratchett quotes because I really want to share with everyone how awesome this guy is. The world really lost a brilliant mind.



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Hoppity Skip Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup


Hoppity Skip

“Real children do not go hoppity skip unless they are on drugs.”
- Hogfather
Hoppity Skip Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup
From Top to Bottom: over bare skin, over Eccentric Cosmetics' primer, foiled with water over bare skin, over Darling Girl's glitter glue
All shot under the same natural light, just at different angles


Travel to Pluto shifts from silver-green to silver-red to green-gold. This colour goes from a cool, silvery yellow with a light green sheen, to a warm flaxen gold. Not lip-safe.

Recipe:

  • 1 part Travel to Pluto 
  • 1 part Shimmer Lemon Pop



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Wasted Chances Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup


Wasted Chances

“Ginger: You know what the greatest tragedy is in the whole world?... It's all the people who never find out what it is they really want to do or what it is they're really good at. It's all the sons who become blacksmiths because their fathers were blacksmiths. It's all the people who could be really fantastic flute players who grow old and die without ever seeing a musical instrument, so they become bad plowmen instead. It's all the people with talents who never even find out. Maybe they are never even born in a time when it's even possible to find out. It's all the people who never get to know what it is that they can really be. It's all the wasted chances.”
- Moving Pictures
Wasted Chances Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup
From Top to Bottom: over bare skin, over Eccentric Cosmetics' primer, foiled with water over bare skin, over Darling Girl's glitter glue
All shot under the same natural light, just at different angles

Travel to Neptune shifts from turquoise to blue to violet. This colour shifts from a silvery pastel green, to a mint green with a blue shift, to a light green with a bit of a khaki sheen. Not lip-safe.

Recipe:

  • 9 parts Travel to Neptune
  • 1 part Matte Blue Pop
  • 8 parts Shimmer Lemon Pop



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Cynics, Stoics & Epicureans Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup

Cynics, Stoics & Epicureans

“His philosophy was a mixture of three famous schools -- the Cynics, the Stoics and the Epicureans -- and summed up all three of them in his famous phrase, 'You can't trust any bugger further than you can throw him, and there's nothing you can do about it, so let's have a drink.”- Small Gods
Cynics, Stoics & Epicureans Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup
From Top to Bottom: over bare skin, over Eccentric Cosmetics' primer, foiled with water over bare skin, over Darling Girl's glitter glue
All shot under the same natural light, just at different angles


Travel to Earth shifts from light green to rose. This goes from purplish-blue to blue with a teal sheen. Not lip-safe.

Recipe:

  • 1 part Travel to Earth
  • 1 part Matte Blue Pop


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Orbital Velocity of the Moon Terry Pratchett Inspired makeup

Orbital Velocity of the Moon

“No! Please! I'll tell you whatever you want to know!" the man yelled.
"Really?" said Vimes. "What's the orbital velocity of the moon?"
"What?"
"Oh, you'd like something simpler?”
- Night Watch
Orbital Velocity of the Moon Pratchett Inspired makeup
From Top to Bottom: over bare skin, over Eccentric Cosmetics' primer, foiled with water over bare skin, over Darling Girl's glitter glue
All shot under the same natural light, just at different angles

Travel to Venus shifts from lilac to red to silver to green-blue. This goes from midnight purple to ultramarine with a green sheen. Not lip-safe.

Recipe:

  • 4 parts Travel to Venus
  • 2 part Matte Blue Pop
  • 1 part Matte Red Pop



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Just Erotic Pratchett Inspired makeup


Just Erotic

Just Erotic Pratchett Inspired makeup
From Top to Bottom: over bare skin, over Eccentric Cosmetics' primer, foiled with water over bare skin, over Darling Girl's glitter glue
All shot under the same natural light, just at different angles

“Just erotic. Nothing kinky. It's the difference between using a feather and using a chicken.” - Eric
Travel to Mars shifts from red to copper to gold. This colour shifts from Tyrian purple (or imperial purple..this was the shade of purple that only the really rich could afford in ancient times..sorry, the history dork in me can't resist), to plum to red-violet. Not lip-safe.

Recipe:

  • 3 parts Travel to Mars
  • 1 part Matte Blue Pop
  • 1 part Matte Red Pop



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Set Fire Pratchett Inspired makeup

Set Fire

“Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life.”
- Jingo
Set Fire Pratchett Inspired makeup
From Top to Bottom: over bare skin, over Eccentric Cosmetics' primer, foiled with water over bare skin, over Darling Girl's glitter glue
All shot under the same natural light, just at different angles


Travel to Jupiter shifts from gold-green to silver-green to blue. This colour shifts from cherry red, to a warm coral with a golden shift, to a cool pink coral with a blue shift. Lip-safe!

Recipe:

  • 1 part Travel to Jupiter
  • 1 part Matte Red Pop


I hope you guys enjoy the recipe & the snippets of Pratchett's wit! If you ever want a funny yet thoughtful book to read, I recommend any of his books. Anyway, if you want to see how they perform on your eyes, you can check out my last two posts here and here.




5 comments:

  1. It's cool seeing what you came up with, and nice of you to share the recipes that worked. And I love the Terry Pratchett names.

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    1. I love Pratchett so much too! I hope you try these out! They're fun to do!

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  2. i just restarted the Discworld series in his honor. <3

    i want all of these!! they are gorgeous! i may have to succumb. :D

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    1. Buy samples of the eyeshadows from TKB! they'll make you at least 2 tubs of each colour and only costs $13.50 + shipping!

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  3. Omg you're my hero. I always loved duochrome eyeshadow and now I don't have to shell out a bunch of $$ for them since I already have a press kit from TKB. Thanks! <3

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