My Pop micas came in and I've been having some great fun making even more eye shadows. I keep promising myself I'll work on blushes and foundations - I've made the bases, I just need to play with the colours! - but I can't resist my greens! (I can't photograph things well, so please imagine these are vibrant colours!)
This one's my new Saturday night thing! I have many variations on lime green, but this is my favourite so far. I like to wear this the yellow we're calling "(Everything's) A-OK". Sub-Lime
2 scoops basic eye shadow base
3 scoops apple green pop mica
6 scoops lemon drop pop mica
1 scoop strawberry pop mica
Put all ingredients in a bag and squish together until you're happy with the colour. If you want a less green colour - and why would you? - you can reduce the apple green to 1 or 2 scoops.
A regular eye shadow container will require 3/4 tsp to 1 tsp of eye shadow, and the recipe above makes 12/32 - so triple the recipe to make a full container.
I've also been playing with chameleon micas - colour shifting ones - so I've had to come up with a new base so I don't overwhelm the colours. This one doesn't have has much staying power as the other one, so I recommend using a primer if you're going to wear eye shadow with this base. I had to take out the titanium dioxide because it changed the mica colours. ALTERNATE EYE SHADOW BASE RECIPE
3 tbsp treated serecite mica
1 tsp micronospheres
1 small scoop calcium carbonate (the little white scoop, 1/32 tsp)
As a note, this is a great finishing powder if you want to suppress oils and add a little shine to your face without colour. You can add colours to it, but I haven't had time to work on the foundation colours yet, so you'd have to figure out your skin tone colour yourself!
I've been posting like a madwoman lately with more to come this week - here's the link to the MMU recipes on my blog...http://swiftcraftymonkey.blogspot.com/search/label/MMU