DIY Organic Eyeshadow for That Smokey Eye Look This Fall

Eyeshadow is a perfect way to make your eyes pop. It brings out the shape of your eyes while complimenting your different facial features. Even though eyeshadow can be the perfect eye enhancer, sometimes it can really damage your skin and your eyes.

The majority of beauty products available today contain toxic ingredients. Some of the most common ones found in eyeshadows include carbon black, prime yellow carnauba wax, benzalkonium chloride, ethanolamine compounds, heavy metals, formaldehyde and artificial pigments that can irritate your skin. Instead, opt for a more natural eyeshadow alternative, or just make one yourself.

Choosing the right makeup products or making your own with organic and natural ingredients can help take your natural skin care regimen to new heights. If you choose to purchase natural makeup products, make sure you check the label to see if the product is really as natural as it claims to be. If you choose to make the makeup yourself, start by formulating your very own eyeshadow that only takes a couple of ingredients to make.

Make It Yourself Eyeshadow

Making your own eyeshadow is fairly simple. All you will need is arrowroot powder and pure shea butter as your base. If you would like to add color to your shadow, you can add organic ingredients like beet powder to make a pinkish color, turmeric to create a golden color or cacao powder to make a brownish tint. If you want a shimmering eyeshadow, you can use a bit of mica powder to give your shadow a glittery look. Don’t be afraid to have fun, and try out different combinations in order to get the perfect color you want.

For this DIY, we’re going to make a nice, shimmery dark grey color to help you pull off that smokey-eye look this fall. Since we’re only making one color, we’re only going to use just a few ingredients.


  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon shea butter
  • Activated charcoal
  • Mica powder


  1. Place the arrowroot powder in a small bowl.
  2. Slowly add charcoal and mica powder until you get the color you want.
  3. Add the shea butter to the mixture.
  4. Use a spoon or a pestle to blend everything together. Don’t worry, the shea butter will still be powdery.
  5. Place your mixture into a small, clean container.
  6. Make sure your skin is clean before applying it.

Recipe inspired by Dr. Axe.

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