It’s a beautiful Sunday and I’m still feeling crummy. I’m sure this rotten old flu will pass, but it’s no fun until it does. So, I’m going to show you something I did earlier this week.
I like buying cosmetics way more than I actually like wearing them. I suspect a lot of ladies are the same way! Part of it is that I don’t have the time in the morning to get all dolled up. In fact, except for my nails, I don’t usually wear makeup. A sweep of blush and some lipgloss, but forget the rest. I’m not going to fuss with an eyelash curler at 6am.
Anyway, living in a small apartment, I noticed I just had too many eyeshadows in outrageous colors that appealed to me artistically but I wouldn’t wear unless I was entering in a drag-queen impersonation contest. Most of them were really cheap, but purple? turquoise? orange?!
So, I gave them new life as nail polish. It’s easy! Just scrape off the eyeshadow into a little cup or palette, add enough clear varnish to cover, mix well, give it a minute to settle (wait for any bubbles to disappear) and paint on! It may be a little too thick- in that case, add some more varnish, or too sheer- add more eyeshadow.
Another benefit of the eyeshadow is that it’s (probably) been approved for use on the human body, unlike artist’s pigments.
I used the second from the right, a shimmery lavender. Lookie what I got!
Application was good, but a little runny. It takes a little getting used to because the consistency is slightly different from regular nail polish. Keep stirring the polish in your pallete as you paint to prevent settling. Finish it off with a topcoat.
Denser eyeshadows with full coverage work better than chalky ones, but almost any eyeshadow will work, except for creamy or gel ones. Have fun!