I never apply my makeup standing still.
I’m either always on a bus, a train, in front of a traffic light, making coffee or hopping around, trying to get into my pants. I just value my sleep too much to wake up early.
That also means I drop things.
Thank goodness brushes and lipsticks are hard to break. But it’s a different story with my eye shadows.
As the hoarder I am, I kept all of them, hoping to use them someday in one of my DIYs. And that day has come!
I played around with the proportions quite a bit, but in the end I found that the classic 1/1/1 ratio worked best.
What you need for 2 containers:
- 2 tsp. grated (white) beeswax
- 2 tsp. Shea butter
- 2 tsp. castor oil
- Broken or unwanted eye shadows or mica – I used 3 small eye shadows from a palette
1. Melt your wax in a double boiler
Or over a candle!
2. Melt your Shea butter
You can add it to the double boiler or melt them separately and mix them together afterwards.
3. Add your oil
Stir in your oil and let it all cool down for a bit.
I like castor oil because it gives a lovely shine. The consistency is also sticker than most other oils, so I’ve found that it helps making it stay put.
I’ve never tried this with a different oil but feel free to experiment!
4. Time for some color
I used 3 small eye shadows with a similar color. Use 1 and a half if you only want to make one. This works best with heavy pigmented eye shadows and darker shades.
You can always drop a drop or two of vitamin E oil in there. Vitamin E helps give it a longer shelf life. But since this recipe doesn’t contain water, you shouldn’t really need it.
5. Apply and shine!
I’ve found the best way to apply this is with a synthetic brush or fingers. Dab it all over your eyelid to form a ‘stain’ or use an angled brush for eyeliner. To make the most of your eye shadow, set it with a powder.
Guess what. these eye shadow chubby sticks are great for: makeup on the go!
Time to go out!