makeup DIY

As a make-up artist I love working with palettes cause, they are very practical and handy. When I switched to mineral make-up eyeshadows, instead of using the normal ones, I invented a unique palette on my own. I really wanted to have an overview to all colors and quickly choose the right one. So, I took a  piece of kappa line board,  5 mm thick , usually used for large-sized photo prints. Then, I picked all my sample size mineral eyeshadows and I arranged them by colors and started to fix with glue each one of them on the board. Below every pot of eyeshadow I have written the name of the color, so that I can quickly see which color is running out and I fill the sample size pot with new pigment. Every time I have to pack my make-up case, I quickly have all my eyeshadows tidy and ready to work.

You can see the picture how it looks like.

organising make-up

mineral make-up

If you have any other tips, comment appreciated!

7 Comments on My custom made mineral eyeshadow palette

  1. Nina
    November 14, 2010 at 11:44 am (13 years ago)

    very good and really professional, like it so much!!!

  2. Apidome
    November 20, 2010 at 6:17 pm (13 years ago)

    Great Idea 🙂 I agree with Nina, that it looks professional, but I would say that also “classical”. If I were you, I’d make it look more attractive. At first I’d paint the board with one color i.e. bright yellow , then I’d glue the shadows and then I’d draw some floral motfs with bright green. Well, bright colors like,1236674978,1/stock-vector-vector-grunge-floral-background-green-yellow-orange-isolated-on-white-vector-26380288.jpg or any other bright colors so they wouldn’t distract you. since you’re a make-up artist, I believe that you have enough skills for that 🙂

    Also – I’ve wanted to ask what are the differences between mineral eyeshadows and the “normal ones” that you’ve mentioned?

    • green makeup
      November 20, 2010 at 7:13 pm (13 years ago)

      Thank you for sharing your tip and asking! I really appreciate it!
      I think your idea about customizing the palette is really cool for a personal use!
      But for my work I have to check the colors as precisely as possible. It means that I need a neutral surface like black or white (this is why professional makeup package is always in neutral tones without patterns). Any other colors beside would distract the perception of the real color of the product.
      With normal I mean all the cosmetic products that contains chemicals (the majority of makeup products). The mineral makeup is a quite a new generation of makeup, that is literally made from minerals excavated from the earth and then grounded into powder-like titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and ultramarine(derived from lapis lazuli). The mineral makeup was used in ancient times by Egyptians. But nowadays, when looking for a safe mineral make-up you should check the label, cause the best mineral makeup does not contain chemicals like fragrances, dyes, preservatives and other toxic chemicals.
      Hope it helps 🙂

      • Apidome
        November 21, 2010 at 11:05 am (13 years ago)

        Wow, actually I’ve never heard of it. Yes, it makes sense when I think of it, because those beauties from Egypt must have used something. I think, you should do a post about pros ands cons of mineral and “casual” eyeshadows. And also offer some labels that you consider “safe” .

  3. green makeup
    November 21, 2010 at 11:10 am (13 years ago)

    Oh, thanks for this great idea! I certainly will do it.
    Let’s keep in touch and if you have any questions about beauty&makeup,
    feel free to contact me!


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