I am a beauty junkie. I love trying out new products and brands, but the downside is that if a product doesn't make my 'hit list', it ends up stored away in a drawer collecting dust. And there's a lot in my drawer....
As I was cleaning my stash last week, I noticed that some of the palettes and eye shadows I had expired. I didn't want to throw them out, since they were practically unused, but I wasn't about to put expired product on my face either. And then I had a light bulb moment! I could crush the eye shadows and mix it with mod podge to make paint! I used it to paint some vases I bought and they turned out pretty nice.
Step 1. You'll need supplies: a vase, paint brush, mod podge, circular edge (the top of a retractable ballpoint pen is good), eye shadow, and loose glitter.
Step 2. Using the circular edge, start to grind the eye shadow. Put the loose powder into a small bowl (I didn't have a Styrofoam one, so I used old newspaper). Keep repeating the process until all of the shadow is grinded.
Step 3. Pour a little bit of mod podge into the bowl and mix slowly mix in the powder. Make sure it is completely mixed in. If the powder isn't mixing in well, use more mod podge.
Step 4. Start painting your vase! I used two coats of the paint on my vase. It's still pretty sheer, but that's the way I like it. I let the vase air dry in between coats. It takes about 3 minutes for it to completely dry.
Step 5. Once the paint has dried on, I covered the bottom of the vase in more mod podge (without the shadow mixed in). Then, I rolled the vase in the loose glitter I have. I brushed off the excess glitter and let it air dry for 10 minutes. And voila, it's ready!
Here are some pictures of the vase so you can see the detail more up close. The subtleness of the gold is beautiful. It's sitting on our small dining table now.
1. The color comes off pretty sheer. You'll need to apply 3-4 coats if you want it to be more pigmented.
2. Be sure to crush the eye shadow into very fine powder. Otherwise, it will end up clumping when you paint.
3. If you can't remove your eye shadow from the palette, simply tilt the palette downward so the color you want to use is facing the floor. Then, you can start grinding it.
Have fun DIYing! I know I have a couple of things in mind that can use some revamping :)