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Place the glycerine and water into a heat proof container.
32.5 grams Distilled Water, 5 grams Glycerine
Put the sunflower oil and emulsifying wax into a separate heat proof container, then gently heat the oil and wax in a microwave or water bath until melted. You will also need to warm the water/glycerine to a touch warm temperature, so that when we mix the two it does not solidify the wax right away.
Now that your wax has melted and the water part has been warmed you can go ahead and combine them. Pour the water into the melted oils, then stir the mixture until it has begun to thicken and has cooled below 50c
Add your preservative and mix well.
0.5 grams Preservative
Place your cream into a clean, suitable container ready for use.
Making The Powdered Base
Put the zinc oxide, magnesium stearate, sericite mica, and kaolin clay into the coffee grinder and grind for approximately 30 seconds.
Pour the mixture into a container with a lid. This is the base for your eyeshadow and can be kept for around six months.
Putting Together The Palette
Take 1 tsp of the base that you have just made and put it into the grinder.
Add 3 tsp of mica to your base and blitz it for 30 seconds. This will be your first and lightest shade of the palette. You may want to test the color/shade by smudging a little on the inside of your wrist.
Remove 1/3 from the grinder and place into a container, this is your first shade.
For your second shade, add either some more of the same color mica, or a little of another color to the mixture that is leftover in the grinder. Blitz again and then check the color on your wrist.
Remove 1/2 of the contents from the grinder and place it in another container, this is your second shade.
For your final shade, once again add either some more of the same color mica, or a little of another color to the mixture that is leftover in the grinder. Grind together again and then check the color on your wrist.
Remove the rest of the mixture from the grinder and place into another container, this is your third shade.By doing this 3 times we end up with 3 cohesive (yet different) colors that can be used easily together on the eyelid
Now it’s time to add your cream. You will need to add approximately ¼ tsp to each of your shades, but add a little at a time until you reach the texture of wet sand.
Half fill the first palette with the lightest color, press down firmly, top up and press again. Then repeat the process with your other shades.
Blow away the debris and clean up with a cotton swab for a nice finish. You can also place lace over the pallet and press down leaving a nice pattern on top.