Homemade eye shadow. You know, the all natural kind. This diy recipe has been long on my “to do” list. After giving you foundation, mascara, blush, and bronzer I knew I needed to provide a homemade eye shadow recipe to round out all the other all natural makeup tutorials. And I won’t lie, I’m pretty stoked about this eye shadow recipe. Like my other makeup concoctions, this one is easy, adjustable, and subtle.

A word on making your own makeup.

It seems that whenever I post a makeup recipe I get two opposing reactions. On the one hand you have the “Oh! I love it, it’s perfect, and thank you” people. These people make me smile. I appreciate your enthusiasm, and I’m happy the recipe worked for you. Of course, on the other hand you have the “It didn’t work, I didn’t like it, it’s too _______.” Guess what? I still love these people, too. Often these people will go and tweak and find a solution that works for them. And when those people come back and tell us their tips and tricks we all win!

How fun is this? All natural homemade eye shadow! Never thought it would be so easy to make. Click here for four color recipes.

Natural Beauty is Tricky!

Here’s the thing about ANY of my beauty recipes: Their success highly depends on a number of things including (but not limited to): Your skin type, environmental factors (like humidity, temperature, etc.), your ingredients, and your preferences. I wish I could find a simple solution that worked for everyone… but I have yet to get my magic wand in the mail (even though I sent for it years ago!). Nope, all I can do is give you what worked for me and hopefully a starting point for your own exploration.

Besides, exploring and experimentation is half the fun!

How fun is this? All natural homemade eye shadow! Never thought it would be so easy to make. Click here for four color recipes.

Create smart.

Finally, be smart about how you make your own beauty products. You can read this post on some ways to make sure your homemade beauty products remain safe. But even beyond the basics, don’t forget common sense: If you’re allergic to any ingredient, DON’T USE IT! If something smells bad… throw it out. If you don’t like it, try something else.

If you rather buy a safe, nontoxic eye shadow:

Check out Beautycounter. You can find their incredible eye shadow here. It has an EWG Skin Deep rating of 1. Which is ah-mazing.

While the European Union has spent the past two decades banning or restricting more than 1,300 ingredients, the Unites States has banned only 11. Eleven, folks.

What does that mean? It means that there are more than 10,000 chemicals found in personal care and beauty products. Only 10% of those products even have safety data. And some ingredients that we KNOW are bad are still being used in the stuff you use every day.

And you can’t trust labeling. Things like “all natural” and “preservative free” don’t hold a lot of weight in the US. You’ve got to dig deep to really find out what’s in those products you are buying.

I get that some people don’t want to make everything. In fact, this busy mom has had to put more research into finding quality products and companies I trust because time in precious. 

Beautycounter is on a mission to get safer cosmetics and products into every home. I fully support their work and their products. Learn more about Beautycounter’s mission here. Seriously, they are superheroes in my book.

Okay, I think I’ve covered my basis… so let’s get on with the main event: All natural homemade eye shadow!!! Oh yeah.

How fun is this? All natural homemade eye shadow! Never thought it would be so easy to make. Click here for four color recipes.

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The internet is full of natural tutorials these days. The only problems is finding the tried-and-true recipes and keeping them all organized in one place.

That’s why I created the ultimate guide to non-toxic living. My ebook, All Natural Living has 75 non-toxic recipes. You’ll find recipes for hair care, makeup, personal care products, cleaning products and more. It also walks you through the best first steps and provides insights on the must-have ingredients.

Needless to say, it’s a super handy guide to have nearby.

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What do you think? Have you tried making your own eye shadow?