Customize Your Nail Polish Colors with Old EyeShadows

Customize Your Nail Polish Colors with Old Eyeshadows - Paper Swallow Events

I know that I can't be the only girl who has left over eyeshadow colors or palettes that I never use. Maybe I was given them as a gift, I bought them for a specific shade and that shade is now gone, or I've changed up my makeup routine so I no longer need them. Whatever the reason, these shadows take up space. Instead of throwing them away, why not repurpose them! Bonus, since you're using old eyeshadows you can do this for as inexpensive as $1, depending on the clear polish you buy!

I've been wanting a deep matte green polish recently, so when I saw the green eyeshadow in one of my palettes, I just knew I had to give this a try! I am so glad that I did because I am so happy with my results, and, from what I can tell, it didn't decrease the quality of the polish in any way. Are you ready to give this a try? Follow along with this easy tutorial and in approximately 5-10 minutes you can have your own custom nail polish color!

Supplies:

Step one: Use whatever stir stick you have to break the eyeshadow up and dump it into one of your cupcake containers. I used the green on the bottom right of my eyeshadow palette. You can even mix different eyeshadow colors to make an even more custom shade if you're feeling adventurous!

Customize Your Nail Polish Colors with Old Eyeshadows - Paper Swallow Events

Step Two: As best you can, break the eyeshadow up into a fine powder. 

Customize Your Nail Polish Colors with Old Eyeshadows - Paper Swallow Events

Step Three: Pour your nail polish into a double layered cupcake container. You will want to work quickly from this point so the nail polish doesn't try to dry. Though, if you do wait too long and the polish clumps up, you can add some nail polish thinner to get it back to the consistency you need.

Customize Your Nail Polish Colors with Old Eyeshadows - Paper Swallow Events

Step Four: Pour your powdered eyeshadow into the nail polish and mix thoroughly.

Step Five: Carefully fold the cupcake container so that it can form a kind of spout (as show) and pour the nail polish mixture back into the nail polish bottle. 

Step Six:  Paint your nails and enjoy your rad new color!

I think this could be a fun gift for friends or, if you're a bride having trouble finding a polish in the exact shade of your wedding colors, you could just mix up your own! 

What color would you make to paint your nails?

xoxo, Stacia

P.S. Do you like this tutorial? Try my Go-To Updo!