Powder & Cream Eyeshadow Base
This is a basic guideline for creating your own powdered eyeshadow using micas (pigment pre-dispersed in mica and/or titanium).
Powders should be measured by weight NOT volume.
To make a basic, powder eyeshadow, mix together:
Colored Micas 30% (colorant)
Fine Kaolin Powder Purified for Cosmetics 67.5% (filler)
Zinc Stearate 2.5% (helps adhere powder to the skin)
To turn the powder into a cream or hot pour powder:
Add 100% light oil such as fractionated coconut oil and 4% carnauba wax.
Heat the mixture up, mix well and pour it into your pan.
Example Cream Recipe:
30 grams powder
30 grams oil
1.2 grams carnauba wax (if you want it stiffer, then add a bit more wax).