Cheap & Easy: Eyeshadow

Here’s your Roman makeup hack of the day, which I will eventually do a class on.

If you want to get this yellow eyeshadow and you’re having trouble locating yellow ochre (cosmetic grade) or don’t want to pay for saffron, I have a little trick for you.

White lead substitute foundation, eyes are yellow ochre, and lips are red ochre mixed with rose water.

First, I’d like to mention that I get my pigments from Sally Pointer and I highly recommend them. They’re affordable, but not always in stock and international shipping during a pandemic can be a pain. FYI, they also have a white lead substitute foundation (lighten the skin, don’t make it white) that I use and I’m quite fond of. To get the White Lead Substitute (16g Jar) and Cosmetic Grade Pigments/Ochre (6g) in Red, Yellow, brown, and black your total including shipping and handling to the US would be a little over $36.

Where was I? Oh yes, a substitute for yellow ochre. 

The eyeshadow pallet I’m using is 18 Hit Wonder from e.l.f. ($14 max). I like e.l.f. because they are paraben free (aaaand guess what I’m allergic to).

The picture below shows you the two different shades that you’ll be mixing together: Solar and Summer.

Below shows you the difference between the e.l.f. mix and the yellow ochre. They’re pretty much identical.

So, There ya go, another option.

Next will be foundation and lips.