All Natural Homemade Eye Shadow Recipe

All Natural Homemade Eye Shadow Recipe

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.

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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.

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


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  1. MelissaSK

    Thank you! I was going to experiment with homemade eye shadow this weekend. I planned on using the arrowroot powder as a base but was sure something else needed to be in there to make it stick. Now I am definitely going to give it a shot! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and for giving me the courage to try my hand making my own beauty products.

  2. Megan

    I would love to hear more ideas on colors/what people are using to make different tones. I plan on trying this as soon as I can get the supplies!


  3. Heather

    Could you post some photos of someone wearing the makeup? I’d love to see how the color looks on one’s face before going ahead and trying it on my own. :) Looks like it would be fun to make!

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      Yes. :) You want a really fine powder BEFORE you put in the shea butter as that will make it *appear* less fine… but it just adds some creaminess to help hold it together and keep it on your eyelid.

  4. Blondebobbi

    I think I will try this when I get home! Also can you tell me the best substitution for Arrowroot Powder? I may be allergic to it. Thank you!

  5. Jen

    Do you think I could use cacao butter instead of the shea butter? I already have cacao butter on hand, and I thought it might work well as as a substitute. Thanks!

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      It might… but my shea butter is so much softer and more malleable than cocoa butter… maybe if you warm it up a bit is would be easier to work with.

  6. Michelle

    I haven’t tried this, but if you want other colours, like blue or green, what about experimenting with coloured petal dust, used in cake decorating? It’s food grade, so should be safe on the skin.

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  8. Lora

    First try seemed too ‘grainy’…anyone use mortar/pestle on the spices first? Or am I just not mixing well enough? thx for thoughts, experiences, suggestions!

  9. Guest

    This article about using allspice in eye makeup is a bit of a dangerous guidance. Similarly, the eye area is delicate, Shea butter isn’t for eyelids more so combined in these proportions. This article gives no pointer to the novice on storage, allergy tests and or what to do if an adverse reaction develops

    1. Mell

      Dear Guest, I would assume allspice is a far better option than the toxic chemicals u currently have in ur eyeshadow! Also, I assume storage would be the same as your current eyeshadow i.e., small airtight container. Does she need to spell out everything for u? Clearly! When u buy any product, u would check it out first. If u have an allergy, hey! stop using it! Common sense really. Why would she need to add this detail? Ur an adult with common sense. No? Finally, I use Shea or coconut on my face daily. It is a hell of a lot safer than what I used to put on my face! Seriously, some people just look for issues in everything. U dont like the idea or making ur own? Go buy mass produced, chemical laden shadow! *eyeroll*

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  11. Courtney


    I tried making this using arrow root powder, shea butter and ground hibiscus flower and haven’t had any luck with the consistency.
    I found that the shea butter does not work into the powder well at all… it’s either got the consistency of shea butter or its a bally dry mess. I have not been able to achieve a powdery consistency after adding the shea butter… any suggestions?


    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      How are you mixing them? I found that using the back of a spoon to press it against the bowl in a sort of “creaming” method helped me.

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  13. lisa brown

    I made my face powders and eyeshadow but I mixed everything in a coffee bean grinder to get a good blend. I wouldn’t work for me otherwise. However, I didn’t mix any oils with it

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