Before Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy (one of the best makeup inventions ever), if you wanted to foil loose eyeshadows, you had to use MAC Mixing Medium. It instantly makes your eyeshadows look really vibrant and intense, and allows it to adhere better to the lid.
What’s the secret ingredient that makes this magic trick possible? Glycerin and water. Although newer version of the Mixing Medium contain more ingredients such as soothing chamomile extract and preservatives, it’s the glycerin and water base that does all the work.
And that means that, if you don’t fancy buying a bottle (which is quite pricey), you can easily make your own. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 part liquid glycerin (you can get it at your local pharmacy)
- 3 parts water
- a bowl
- a spoon
- a small funnel
- an empty bottle
Pour the glycerin and the water in a bowl and stir. You’d need to use 1 part glycerin and 3 parts water. That means that if you use 50ml of glycerin, you’ll have to add 150ml of water. However, I don’t recommend you make that much.
Bacteria can grown in water-based products if not properly preserved, and, as we’re not adding any preservatives, it’s better to make only a little amount at a time. That way, you can finish it all before it goes bad.
Once well-stirred, use the funnel to pour the mixture in an empty (and well-cleaned) bottle. That’s it. Now, let your creativity run wild and create lots of bright, vivid looks!
Do you ever foil your eyeshadows? If so, how?