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How To Make Eye Shadow Out Of Gemstones

Updated on July 13, 2016

Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is the gemstone of choice when it comes to making crystal eye shadow. The history of Lapis Lazuli ventures back more than 5000 years ago. In ancient Egyptian times, the great Cleopatra donned the beautiful blue dust upon her eyes. The bright blue metaphoric rock Is known for stimulating the pineal gland aka the third eye, and most importantly, unlocking keys to sacred knowledge. The stone is formed by a multitude of minerals, with a mystical blend of lazurite, sodalite, calcite and pyrite. Kings and queens adorned Lapis Lazuli in breast plates, jewelry, pendents, and also used in medicinal elixirs. Lapis Lazuli was known for removing toxins from the body. Lapis lazuli is a powerful spiritual stone for enhancing enlightenment, truth and psychic gifts. Being a stone of royalty, Lapis lazuli can resonate the energy of your inner king or queen. The stones dissolves fears, keeps evil away, and brings peaceful harmony to its owner.


Malachite is also another gemstone known in history to be worn upon the eyes, to enhance supernatural abilities. Everything the ancient Egyptians used had a spiritual background behind it. Malachite being a bright green mineral consisting of copper was also very popular in ancient Egyptian times for cosmetics. The ancient Egyptians literally painted malachite on the eye lids to protect themselves against the evil eye. Malachite was also used for jewelry, pendents and elixirs to cure stomach aliments. Malachite uses, were basically for absorbing negative energy from the mind body and soul. Malachite also kept negative energies of others, away from its owners aura. So it would not enter the energy field and mix with positive energies, lowering the vibrations. When worn on the eyes Malachite also enhances visionary abilities, precognition. Being able to see events taking place in the minds eye/spiritual realm. Then, finally happening in the material world.


Carnelian is another gemstone the ancient Egyptians wore upon their eyelids. It's rich full color of deep orange and red, was popular with the royal lady's and men. Yes, ancient Egyptian men wore certain colors on their eyes as well. The most popular one was smoky kohl, men wore the dark eye make up created by grounded minerals into powder. Kohl served as both practical and ritualistic purposes. kohl protect the eyes from harmful sun rays and it was known for warding off infection. kohl also protected against evil and strengthen the eyes.

Ancient Warriors also wore Carnelian around their neck for courage and physical power to conquer their enemies. Egyptian men also wore the stone in the breastplate of the High Priest, it signified the blood of the martyrs, and was once believed to prevent illness.

The ancient Egyptians called Carnelian "the setting sun." In its orange hues, they identified it with the receptive or passive female energies, and associated it with the fertile menstrual blood of the mother goddess, Isis. In its red, red-orange to reddish brown shades, they considered it the active male energy stone, recognized by its glowing vibrant color. Carnelian is traditionally worn to enhance passion, love, and desire. Women wanting to have children, adorned carnelian on there eyes daily because the stone is known to increase fertility.

Lapis Lazuli and Malachite eye shadow
Lapis Lazuli and Malachite eye shadow | Source

Materials You Will Need To Make Gemstone EyeShadow

To begin making beautiful gemstone eye shadow with a spiritual purpose, you will need.

1. Gemstones of your choice

2. Hammer

3. Mortar and Pestle

4. Silica Gel

5. Small plastic container with lid.

*First step, you are going to hammer the gemstones on a firm format, like a sturdy table or better yet outside on the ground, or, concrete basement floor. Concrete is best. While hammering the gemstones, they will shatter into smaller pieces. Once the gemstones are very small, almost salt like, you will then scoop them up and place them into the mortar and pestle. You will then, grind the gemstones into dust, this may take some time, but eventually the gemstones will crush. Once grounded into powder form, take your small plastic container and place the gemstone powder into it. You will then add a few drops of silica gel. stir together until smooth, use more drops if its to chalky.

*Silica gel is crystal quarts in a gel form, some people add this gel to smoothies, shampoos and lotions to have stronger hair and finger nails, it is totally safe and eatable. Yes eatable crystals!

Now the Silica gel will become a base for the powered gemstones. It will lock the dust onto your eyelids so that the eye shadow is long lasting. You will not have to apply multiple times a day. You can also substitute the silica gel with bees wax. I'm a big crystal fan, so I like my eye shadow with 100% gemstones. You will leave the silica gel and gemstone powder mixture in the small plastic container with lid to set for 24 hours. Caution, only use a few drops of silica gel, you do not want to make the eye shadow to watery.


silica gel
silica gel | Source
Cleopatra wearing Lapis Lazuli upon her eyes.
Cleopatra wearing Lapis Lazuli upon her eyes. | Source

Today's Eye Shadow

Today's eye shadow is a cosmetic that is applied on the eyelids and under the eyebrows. It is commonly used to make the wearer's eyes stand out or look more attractive.

Eye shadow can add depth and dimension to one's eyes, complement the eye color, make one's eyes appear larger, or simply draw attention to the eyes. Eye shadow comes in many different colors and textures. It is usually made from a powder and mica, but can also be found in liquid, pencil, cream or mousse form.

I personally think we should get back to wearing eye shadow for spirituality and awakening the 3rd eye. Along with other psychic gifts and protection. Our ancestors held sacred knowledge. Now, we can get back to rituals that enhanced the mind body and soul. With my new launch of gemstone eye shadow, "Awaken" by Anunnaki energy, I have found a way to awaken our inner goddess, and honor our ancestors.

Lapis Lazuli in raw stone form
Lapis Lazuli in raw stone form | Source
Raw Malachite, beautiful deep green color.
Raw Malachite, beautiful deep green color. | Source

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    • newbizmau profile image

      Maurice Glaude 

      2 years ago from Mobile, AL

      I remember Malachite being toxic so I pulled out my crystal deck, a card deck I used for quick crystal references because that's where I remember reading it. It says The stone is very powerful and quite toxic. It should only be used in the polished form and preferably by a qualified therapist. While I don't agree with the therapist part, I wondered if you've tried this and found it to be toxic. I also found this topic interesting as a facebook friend of mine is using the powdered shavings in his paintings. He charges the shavings before he uses them. The colors seem to jump off the screen for me. I love this idea.


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