How to Make Your Own Natural Eyeshadow

This weekend I’ve been very excited to team up with the beautiful Nikki Fotheringham from the fabulous Toronto based green Living website Green Moxie! Go to to check out my “Five Fabulously Free Things made with Juice Pulp” post – as well as a tonne of other awesome green living articles. And just look at this amazing natural make-up recipe she’s shared with us lucky lazy lovelies!

Make your own Eye Shadow… It’s SO Easy!

by Nikki Fotheringham
home made make up

Those sexy smokey eyes are alluring, but experts say eye shadows are the worst offenders when it comes to harmful chemical additives. The skin around the eyes is sensitive and, as you get older, you become more susceptible to skin irritations from eye shadows. Now you can have your eye shadow and eat it too with our super easy DIY green eye shadow recipes.

Dr Donald Grant, who conducted a study on dermatitis:  Unfortunately I do see an awful lot of women who have eczema or inflammation on their eyelids and nowhere else. The tissue around the eyes dries out as you get older.

Now you can still look lovely and give your makeup bag the boot. With a completely natural eye shadow choices, you don’t have to choose between beauty and health. This recipe comes from Green Moxie’s upcoming book, Eat my Makeup!

home made eyeshadow

What you need:

  • arrowroot
  • spirulina for green
  • activated charcoal for black/gray
  • cocoa powder for brown
  • beet powder for pink
  • nutmeg for golden brown

What to do:

  1. Start with ½ tsp. of arrowroot powder and slowly mix in as much of the color as you like. You can add more arrowroot if it gets to be too dark.
  2. If you want more of a creamy eye shadow, mix 1/8 tsp. shea butter in to your powder. This also helps to prevent the eye shadow from coming off.

I tested it out last night with the nutmeg color. It was a very subtle look and smelt wonderful! I cleaned out old tea lights to use as eye shadow pots and they work perfectly.

diy natural eye shadow

Greenmoxie’s Field Guide to Green Living contains over 80 DIYs, recipes and tips on how to live greener and leaner. Learn to make fun upcycling crafts and furniture, make your own cleaning products, grow your own food and make ALL your own beauty products from face creams to mascara. Click HERE.



6 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Natural Eyeshadow”

    1. Vegan friendly does NOT mean natural or organic. Vegan friendly means not using animal ingredients, ingredients that harm animals and not testing the product on animals. That means some, if not all, ingredients can be synthetic.


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