Heather’s favorite eye shadow isn’t a standard powder; instead, it comes in the form of a balm-like stick. Curious if she could recreate this type of product herself, she tried this fun experiment with dollar store lip balm and eye shadow!

Heather's favorite eye shadow isn't a standard powder; instead, it comes in the form of a balm-like stick. Curious if she could recreate this type of product herself, she tried this fun experiment with dollar store lip balm and eye shadow!

The results came out colorful but a tiny bit sticky, an issue that could easily be resolved with a dusting of translucent powder. You could also do the same thing with blush!

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DIY eye shadow balm supplies

Project estimate:

  • Lip balm, $1
  • Eye shadow, $1
  • Glass measuring cup, on hand

Total: $2

eye shadow balm step 1

Roll the lip balms all the way up and put the contents in a glass measuring cup.

eye shadow balm step 2

Roll the empty tubes all the way back down.

eye shadow balm step 3

Scrape the eye shadow out of the tray it comes in and add it to the lip balm.  The more eye shadow you add, the more intense the color of your finished balm will be.

eye shadow balm step 4

Pop the measuring cup in a microwave to melt the lip balm.  Microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until the lip balm is completely melted.  It should take about 2 to 3 minutes.

eye shadow balm step 5

Stir well, then pour the melted balm back into the empty containers.

DIY eye shadow balm

Let it sit about 10 minutes to cool and it’s ready to use!