Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Conjurer Cosmetics: Eyeshadows Part 1

One of my Birthday presents this year (I turned 24 in January) was a distance learning course about making your own makeup. For a few years now I've played around making some eyeshadows and lipsticks and things using premade bases but this is the first time I've ever made my own from scratch and it is so so much fun! I just love playing around with all the powders and waxes and oils and pigments, it reminds me of how, when I was a little girl, I would make 'potions' by mixing loads of spices and various things from the cupboards together into a big horrible slurry, only with this I get pretty stuff at the end! 

Conjurer Cosmetics is my made up makeup company (based on my love of magicians and secular magic and stuff.) I'll be reviewing the actual course later on when I've completed all the modules. The first module is actually lip products (my favourite!) but I'm sharing some eyeshadows (from Module 2) with you first because there's more pictures to share at the moment. When taking these swatches I stupidly forgot that I own a light box so they're not the best.
I hope you enjoy them anyway!

These were (nearly) all made using the very basic base recipe from the course. First these shades are made using only Mica for the colourant:

Left to right:
Odd greeny taupey colour with reddish sparkle, green with gold shimmer, very sheer gold with a hint of violet sparkle

Sparklypinkish purple, multicoloured sparkly blue, blue with a red duochrome

My favourite colour, a gold with a slight green tint and a strong red duochrome.

These were using only oxides:


red-brown, deep amber, cream (hard to see as it nearly matches my skintone)

These are all pinks and lilacs increasing in depth of colour.

These were also using only oxides but I added some Titanium Dioxide which made the formula smoother and more opaque.

And these are using both oxides and Mica's

Sparkly rusty red (has a weird blue shine in the photo, it's not there in real life), light grey with gold sparkle.

None of these shades have names because they're just experiments with no fixed recipe.

Here I'm wearing two of the oxide only shades:

(please excuse my insanely bloodshot eye!)

My next project is to try and perfect an eyeshadow base. The recipe that came with the course is actually very good but I just want to see if I can better it :)


  1. Eeee, I'm so excited to see your pretties! Really interested to see what you think of the course!

  2. What Fun! I can't wait for your review of the course! I may have to check it out! Such fun color you made! Can't wait to see the lippies!

  3. nice! I can't wait to see more :)

  4. Wow! I think it's awesome you're making your own. I admire creative people :)


  6. AWESOME!!!! I love DIY makeup posts!

  7. Soooooo amazing! I can't wait for you to release your stuff, so I can snatch it up!


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