Mineral make-up: Fun with eye shadows!

We had our biggest craft group ever yesterday! 41 kids came to learn how to make mineral make-up, including eye shadows, lip balms, and finishing powders with some henna tattoos on the side. It was great fun, and over the last few weeks, I’ve been learning new things to keep them interested. (And this is…...

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Mineral make-up: Craft group eye shadow from Alyssa, Christy, Julie & Emily

You might remember Alyssa as the amazing colour blender who created the ever so lovely and shiny cappuccino from the posts on brown eye shadows. Well, she’s back, and as usual she has created something pretty awesome she called the Rainbow Explosion! Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture from her, so I suggest trying this…...

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Mineral make-up: Craft group eye shadow from Claire

Claire always comes up with some interesting combinations of colours. This one is a very nice pink, suitable for any occasion. And, yes, I admit, I am terrible at taking pictures, especially under the yellow lights of the library meeting room, and I know this picture does not do her beautiful creation justice. Sorry!MIDNIGHT STAR…...

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Mineral make-up: Craft group eye shadow from Keira

Today’s eye shadow comes to us courtesy of Keira. She’s chosen a very minimalist approach to this colour, but it looks just lovely (I wore a variation of this yesterday with lime green!) CREAMSICLE SWIRL by Keira2 scoops yellow iron oxide4 scoops creamsicle mica6 scoops FD&C lake yellow #52 scoops of baseThis is a great…...

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Mineral make-up: Craft group eye shadows from Ariana

Okay, so I brag about them like they were my own, but the girls of my craft group came up with some amazing colour blends that I simply had to share with you! Apparently I cannot take a picture to save my life, so please excuse the awfulness you see before you (the pictures not…...

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Mineral make-up: Eyeshadows from my craft group

It’s time for more mineral make-up fun with the eyeshadows created by the amazing colour blenders in my Chilliwack craft group! These are from the last class – I’ll be posting more in the next few days! All of these start off with the basic eye shadow base. Most of these are very shiny in…...

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Chilliwack craft group: Mineral make-up

I’m going to be featuring some of the mineral make-up recipes from craft group over the next few days. We’ll start with Emily’s Wonderland…2 scoops magnesium violet5 scoops red mica1 scoop base (alternate base)3 scoops lemon pop mica4 scoops tangerine pop mica So now you’ve found out how much fun making your own eye shadow…...

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Mineral make-up: Making an eye shadow (tutorial)

I’m having one of those mornings where everything that can go wrong will go wrong, so instead of the post I intended for this morning – which was NOT saved after a ton of work (and yes, I did hit “save now” quite a few times) – I bring you this tutorial on making an…...

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Mineral make-up: A closer look at eye shadow bases

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know I love eye shadow! Keeping in mind the concepts from yesterday, let’s take a closer look at eye shadow and the various ingredients we can add to get exactly what we want! Whiteness or opacity: To make a colour lighter, to cover up imperfections. Translucency:…...

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Mineral make-up – Part 19: Using colour changing micas

Colour changing, chameleon, or interference micas! What are these? They are micas that shift colours in the light, kind of a variation of the iridescent micas we played with in part 13. I’m going to look at two of these – ones I’ve actually used – but you can get dozens of these types of…...

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