This post comes from our contributor FP Naomi.
Most of my friends will be the first to tell you that I don’t wear makeup. I tend to go the natural route, but recently something has come over me. Perhaps it’s this winter weather – my pale skin, that sluggish feeling. I’ve wanted a little shimmer across my lids. And if I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right. Since our skin absorbs up to 100% of what we put on it, I’d rather stay away from unpronounceable ingredients and chemicals. I turned, instead, to my kitchen cupboards and got experimenting.
I came up with a lovely golden brown hue that makes my eyes pop just enough. I feel a little more put together and presentable each time I swoop it across my lids. If that’s not the easiest winter pick-me-up, I don’t know what is. So, here’s how to make the all-natural eye shadow for yourself.
1/2 Tsp Natural Shea Butter (helps shadow cling to your lids so that it lasts longer, also moisturizes!)
3/4 Tsp Cacao Powder
1/4-3/4 Tsp Turmeric Powder (add more if you want a golden hue, less if you want a soft brown)
½ Tsp Arrowroot Powder (adds a nice sheen to the shadow)
- Mix together cacao, turmeric, and arrow root.
- Soften shea butter in the microwave for 45 seconds.
- Stir the softened shea into the powder mixture. Using the back of a utensil, smush it around until everything is integrated.
- Pour your mixture into a sealable container, and start using.
Check out Naomi’s blog Numie Abbot.