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Simple Mineral Clay Eyeshadow

This easy, mineral-rich DIY eyeshadow allows you to experiment with your natural look, without using ingredients that are harmful for your skin.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: DIY Beauty
Keyword: activated charcoal, bentonite clay, DIY makeup
Yield: 2 ounces
Author: Laura Heller
Cost: $5


  • Small bowl and spoon



  • Add the arrowroot starch and bentonite clay to a small bowl and mix well to create your eyeshadow base.
  • Mix in desired colors until you have reached a shade that you like.
  • Add a few drops of jojoba oil to the mixture, and combine until the powder is no longer dusty but becomes soft and sticks together slightly.
  • Apply to well-moisturized skin. Jojoba oil may not only feel soothing on the skin, but it also has the extra benefit of adding back moisture and decreasing redness. 


I like to store my eyeshadow in a small sifter jar to prevent spilling and control the amount I get on the brush.
Before using, test eyeshadow on a small patch of skin away from the eyes, and always avoid using any known allergens.
Use within 3–4 months.