DIY Simple Hand-Pressed Eyeshadow: Easy Step-By-Step with Vizzy Cat Glam

Updated: Dec 6, 2021

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Wearing makeup and shopping for new makeup can be so fun! You have all of these new formulations to try out, new colors to put on your eyelids, cheeks, and lips, and all different types of finishes!


But have you ever wondered how to make your makeup at home? Such as pressed eyeshadow? Well, you're at the right place! Eva from Vizzy Cat Glam Cosmetics is going to teach you how to make a simple hand-pressed eyeshadow using products you most likely have at home!


Read our Q & A with Eva at the end of the post to learn more about her story.

Meet Eva of Vizzy Cat Glam

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Hello everyone!


My name is Eva, and I'm 24 years old! I've always had a passion for makeup and cosmetics since I was a young girl and always tried to formulate my own products. Following my passion, I decided to do continuous research on formulations and ingredients that go into cosmetics! I am so happy and grateful that my passion has turned into a dream come true.









Today, I'd like to show you how to make a simple hand-pressed eyeshadow!

Materials used in this project
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These are the materials I used:

  • 26mm eyeshadow tin pan

  • Small wooden stick-bobby pin/anything small and thin will work

  • Paper Towel

  • A quarter

  • Isopropyl Alcohol/Rubbing Alcoholic preferably 91% so drying process can be faster but anything of lower percentage will work

  • Your pigment/loose powder of choice

  • Pipette/syringe (optional but it will make dropping the alcohol in the tin pan easier)

1. Prep & Sanitize!

1.  Prep & Sanitize!
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Sanitize and disinfect your area that you will be working on as well as all of the utensils. Sanitize your hands as well. I am using a disinfectant wipe to disinfect my tin pan.


2. Add pigment powder into the tin pan

2.  Add pigment powder into the tin pan
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With the wooden spoon/Bobby pin or whatever utensil you have, pack in the pigment powder into the tin pan. This will be a messy project, so make sure you're cleaning up after yourself! You can pack in the powder relatively high since the powder will be compressed later.

3. Add drops of alcohol

3.  Add drops of alcohol