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:

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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
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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.

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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.

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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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