DIY Faux Heidi Swapp Color Shine and Wink of Stella, Two Techniques

I was asked by a viewer named Amanda if I could duplicate Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine and I thought I’d give it a try. I wanted to make a faux Wink of Stella as well. I use two techniques for Wink of Stella.

To make the faux Heidi Swapp Color Shine, I used a small spray bottle that was a travel size hair spray that I cleaned. I forgot to mention this in the video, but you need to cut the tube inside the spray bottle so that it’s not touching the bottom of the bottle and it should be cut on a diagonal so more product can get into the tube and it doesn’t clog from the mica powder in the LA Colors eye shadow.

Fill 1/4 of the bottle with water
1/4 of the bottle with alcohol, any % is fine
1/4 of the bottle with craft paint that matches your MICA
Start with 1/4 tsp. of LA Colors eye shadow that matches the color of paint you used.
You need a small marble that you can buy in the floral section of a craft store. It should be smaller than a normal size marble.
Put all ingredients in your spray bottle and make sure you shake it a lot . Test it and if there’s not enough sparkle, add more eye shadow. I’d add 1/4 tsp at a time to ensure you don’t add too much.

Faux Wink of Stella–I did not use a water brush, as I think this works better by using a simple paint brush…Sometimes it clogs a water brush, so I don’t like using it in one with my faux Wink of Stella.

1. Take LA Colors Eye Shadow in the pot and remove the bottom, put the contents into a sealed container.

Using another small sealed containerl, spray about 15-20 sprays of water into the container.
Add 1/8 tsp. of LA Colors Eye Shadow and stir well. For a binding ingredient, use 1/8 tsp of Gum Arabic (buy it in the art department of any craft store) and sprinkle it over the top as it’s hard to stir in otherwise. Combine all ingredients and stir well. Use a paint brush to test it…If it’s too sparkly, add more water, and if it’s not sparkly enough, add more LA Colors eye shadow. You can change your Wink of Stella color, just change the color of the eye shadow you use. I found the LA Colors at the Dollar Tree.

2nd option
Use Liquitex Iridescent Medium that you can buy in the art department of Michaels or AC Moore. Use one or two small blobs in a small sealed container and add 15-20 sprays of water from a water bottle. Stir well, and test. If it’s too sparkly, add more water. If it’s not sparkly enough, add another drop of the Iridescent Medium.

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