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.
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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.

All Natural Homemade Eye Shadow

For the base:

Arrowroot Powder* (like this)
Shea Butter (like this)

And a combination of any of the following:

Cocoa Powder
Dried Beet Powder (make your own** or find it online)


1. Start by placing 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. in a small bowl. The more arrowroot powder you use the lighter and more subtle the color of your homemade eye shadow will be. You can always add more, so start with less.

2. Add your other spices/powders and mix thoroughly until you get the color you desire. (I have four color combinations to get you started below, but have fun and experiment.)

3. Once you have a well mixed color, add in 1/4 – 1/2 tsp. of shea butter. Use the back of a small spoon to “cream” the butter in with the powder against the side of the bowl until you have a soft, creamy powder. (It really will still look mostly like a powder.) The shea butter will help keep this homemade eye shadow on your lids and provide a nice moisturizing kick.

Some Color Options:

Pale Pink:

1/2 tsp. arrowroot powder
1/2 tsp. dried beet powder
1/8 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. shea butter


1/2 tsp. arrowroot powder
3/4 tsp. allspice
3/4 tsp. dried beet powder
1/4 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. shea butter

Light Brown:

1/2 tsp. arrowroot
3/4 – 1 tsp. cocoa powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. shea butter

Golden Brown:

1/2 tsp. arrowroot powder
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. tumeric
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. shea butter

*Since I know I’ll be asked for a substitution for arrowroot: You could probably use cornstarch, but I would highly recommend arrowroot because it’s a finer and lighter powder and less irritating in my experience. Tapioca flour might be another alternative. But experiment at your own risk.

**For dried beet powder: I washed and peeled one giant beat and then cut it into small 1/4″ cubes. I then used my dehydrator for 8 – 12 hours until they were dried. After a quick spin in my handy little “mixer” (you could also use a spice grinder) I had some lovely beet powder. Make sure your dried beets are SUPER dry and grind them very fine or else you’ll just have a clumpy mess. (And the beet smell will subside, promise.)

To use: use your finger tip or a small brush. Tap off any excess and gently wipe as you would other eye shadow.
Article source:thankyourbody.com
All Natural Homemade Eye Shadow Recipe
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