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Making eye shadow at home can be turned into a hobby. Not only can you give your eye-shadow creations away as gifts, but you also can make custom eye-shadow colors for yourself. It's not difficult to make eye shadow, but you need a few essential ingredients. Fortunately for your skin, the ingredients are natural and healthy, as opposed to some eye-shadow brands that contain harsh chemicals.

Use a mini-grinder or plastic bag to mix the different colored micas together. Mix silvers or golds with colors like purple and blue. Experiment by grinding up different shades of mica and mixing small amounts together. Once you find the shades you like, grind larger amounts.

Look for any streaks of color; if you see any, mix the minerals a bit longer. Pour the ground minerals into a bowl after they have been mixed evenly.

Spray a powder binder on the minerals in the bowl.

Scoop the minerals out of the bowl and put them in an eye-shadow container. Use a spoon to pack the minerals down into the container.

Carve a simple design or your initials into the minerals with a toothpick.

Allow the minerals to dry completely.


Create custom eye-shadow colors for your friends and family members and give them away as gifts during the holidays. Try to duplicate your store-bought eye-shadow shades.


Although homemade eye shadow does not contain harsh chemicals, your skin might have a reaction to the mica or the powder binder. Test a small amount of the eye shadow on your skin before putting it on your eyelid.