Simply Earth is preparing to launch their own DIY Mineral Makeup Line!
Available for purchase on January 8th, these products will help you safely create all-natural makeup at an affordable price. — Plus, you can totally customize the shades with their variety of 100% natural mineral-based pigments!
The line will include a DIY Makeup Base Powder, Mica Powder, Colored Pigments, a Magnetic Makeup Compact, and Cosmetic Tins in two different sizes.
For a limited time, you can save 10% on their entire makeup line when you use coupon code “SIMPLY10” at checkout!
Disclosure: Product was received for review. Post may contain affiliate/referral links.
I was recently sent a DIY Mineral Makeup kit for review, so let’s check out the products!
DIY Mineral Makeup Base
The powdered mineral base above is the “main ingredient” in making your own custom makeup. It’s comprised of 100% safe & natural, skin-friendly ingredients that are light & breathable — so you won’t have to worry about your products looking “caked on”. To use, simply blend with your choice of pigments and/or mica powders to create your own custom shades.
Mica Powder Sample Pack
Twelve little sample packets of mica powder were included to add color and shimmer to your makeup, as well as other DIY recipes like soap and candles. As with the base powder, these are also made of 100% natural ingredients.
Pigment Powder Sample Pack
In addition to the mica powder packets, I also received six samples of pigment powder in various shades. Pigments are the key to getting concentrated matte colors for your makeup. — A little goes a long way!
Cosmetic Makeup Tins
Once you’ve crafted your own DIY makeup you’ll need somewhere to store it, so Simply Earth also offers these adorable little makeup tins! They come in two sizes (small square or double-sized rectangle) and feature slide-on lids that you can use to protect your products.
Magnetic Makeup Compact
The final item I received was this fun little makeup compact with a magnetic base to hold your finished creations. It can store 8 square cosmetic tins, 4 of the larger rectangle tins, or 4 square and 2 rectangle as shown below.
Alright, time to create a custom eyeshadow palette!
I began by spreading out all of the supplies on my kitchen island. I also printed out some shade “recipes” provided by Simply Earth to provide color inspiration.
All of the “recipes” called for 1 tsp of mineral makeup base, along with varying amounts of specific pigments and mica powders. Since the pigments/mica measurements were so small (some as tiny as 1/64 of a tsp!) it was suggested that you invest in mini measuring spoons or a cosmetic scale. I opted to guesstimate. 😉
The bowl above contains 1 tsp makeup base and an undetermined amount of yellow gold mica powder & yellow iron oxide.
To fully combine the powders, they suggested using a mortar & pestle or coffee grinder. Again, I went the “no fuss” route and simply used the back of a spoon. I also used a bit of almond oil to create a pressed powder. If you’d prefer a “loose” product, simply blend the powders together sans oil.
Since I wasn’t sure how much oil to use and went a bit too heavy on it, the result of my “Golden Sunshine” shade was a little creamier than I intended. However, I really don’t mind the consistency as it gives a much bolder look. 🙂
Next, I made “Starry Sky Blue”. It was still a little on the wet/creamy side, but again I was just too heavy-handed with the oil.
I wanted to make my own custom shade with red/pink hues, so I believe I used a combination of violet mica powder, fuchsia mica powder, and possibly brown iron oxide to darken it. Once again, it was on the creamy side but I think it would work great as a lip color. Or even a blush if applied sparingly.
Yep, still a bit creamy. — This is what happens when you don’t add the oil in small enough increments. Multiple times. 😉 I believe this shade was supposed to be “Forest Green” and I really like it, creaminess aside.
Okay, so after 4 previous attempts, I think I FINALLY got the oil ratio right! It also probably helped that these larger tins required double the amount of base powder. Whatever the case, I’m a big fan of “Mountain” and will be wearing it often. 🙂
“Emerald Green” was my final shade choice and I think it’s my favorite. Such a pretty rich green color! And not too much oil again. Yay!!
Here’s a look at all of the filled tins…
…and how they fit just perfectly into the customizable makeup compact! (I’m just now noticing how close my blue shade matches the compact color. 😀 )
Here’s how all of the shades look when applied. I was pretty generous with the application, so they’re rather bold. The creaminess of the yellow shade makes it a little harder to tone down, but I’ll 100% wear all of the rest. 🙂
Want to make your own natural makeup with help from Simply Earth? — Then don’t forget to use coupon code “SIMPLY10” to save 10% on their entire makeup line! 😀