Making My Own Pressed Glitters

I’m sure many of you are familiar with pressed glitter palettes 
and single pans. If you’re in the beauty community and you love 
DIY projects this is a must for you! I have read several different
methods of making your own Pressed Glitters

To be clear this is the how I made my pressed glitters, and I don’t 
consider this a tutorial. I am simply documenting my first experience
making them. 

I had ordered a mixing tray and batch of isopropyl alcohol for this DIY and 
it was apparently lost in the mail during my move/change of address. 

Therefore, I had to improvise on a couple things.

As you can see I’m using cupcake wrappers instead of a mixing tray
mix the glitter together to make the specific colour that I want. I
my palette, empty pans, mixing bowl, syringe (no needle
Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Gel, Assorted glitter, tooth picks
and a Citrus note based Perfume 
(80% Alcohol). 
I mixed the Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Gel and 80% Alcohol together by
using the 
syringe to suck it up and plunge it repeatedly until the solution
is a cloudy colour.
These are the three colours I used to make ‘Unicorn Horn’. 
Colour combination: Matte white, Shimmery white and baby
pink iridescent sparkle. I ended up adding a larger amount 
than pictured, but it was easy to mix together with enough
of the solution (I filled the pan with solution before hand). 



I filled the syringe pretty much around the ‘1’ mark but I added a
while mixing if it seemed a bit clumpy/dry. I put the  pans in
the palette, and the palette went into the refrigerator 
for 24 hours. 

Here are the results

Here are all the finished pans in the palette. After fully drying they are even more vibrant.


I was very pleased with the results. It is much easier than I originally thought it would be. The biggest issue you might have is the glittery mess that is left over. If you intend to try this, I would highly recommend that you wait the 24 hours for your pressed glitters to fully dry. Some of mine dried quicker and some were still moist. Either way, I am glad to have to have successfully my own palette. 

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