Fun / Seasons

shine like the autumn leaves…

As the weather turns cooler, I fall in love all over again.  It’s my ongoing relationship with Autumn, as any regular reader is well familiar, and every year I find more reasons maintain my fidelity.  Among my many other quirks, I have what could easily be called an obsession with pumpkin.  There is a smattering of tops in my closet in various pumpkin colors, I live for the time when my coffee supplier brings back pumpkin coffee & lattes, pumpkins feature strongly in my Autumn décor, and I have never met a pumpkin-related food item that I did not consume with fervor.

So when I saw a project post from one of my favorite DIY spots, [SoapQueen], for pumpkin-colored eyeshadow I knew that the time had come for me to delve into the ‘art’ of makeup.  I’ve done various soap-making projects from SoapQueen, with products from [Bramble Berry], and everything has always been of an exceptional quality… I had every confidence that this project would work, too.

So! We start with the ingredients:


All the little bottles

Pumpkin Shimmer Eyeshadow Recipe

  • 2 mini scoops Sericite
  • 1 mini scoop Copper Mica
  • 1 mini scoop Cappuccino Mica
  • 1 mini scoop Peach Shimmer
  • 1 mini scoop Bronze Mica

Peeking inside

When the micas arrived I was like a giddy little girl. These jars of gorgeous sparkly mixtures were a little intoxicating! I immediately adored them & could not wait to dive in. I assure you, the pictures do not do them justice. But then it was time to work:

Directions: I used the mini .15cc pigment scoop that was suggested in the original writeup, but found that it was *super* tiny & I wanted to play with more volume. You can use any measurement as long as you keep the proportions the same, so I’ll be using something larger next time.


Teeny… Tiny… Scoop!

Place all of your measured powders in a container (like a lip balm pot, also available from Bramble Berry) and mix well.


Time for the Squee-age!

That’s it! That’s all it takes to create fabulous, warm, shimmery eyeshadow. The mix looks fairly dark (not like pumpkin at all), but when you put it on it’s absolutely gorgeous – the perfect pumpkin addition to your Autumn makeup routine. I used an eyeshadow brush to apply and just dipped in & tapped off the excess. Worked like a charm. The jars of mica are quite a bit larger than the little lip balm pot… I plan on getting more pots & making eyeshadow as surprise Samhain presents… or maybe not ‘officially’ Samhain, because I won’t get the pots in time. LoL

Note: this eyeshadow is not pressed in any way (obviously) so it’s a very loose powder… be careful & don’t tip it over!

Special thanks to Anne-Marie Faiola, the original SoapQueen, for this fabulous project.


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