To make my most recent Franken Polish = "Olive Drab", I used an 'antique' Loreal Wear Infinite Duo in 'Soft Fern'. I used a small brush to gently loosen the eyeshadow from the pan, and dropped it onto a piece of paper, which I would later use to neatly get all the eyeshadow into a small container. I made sure to cover the area I was working in with waxed paper, becuase there is already too much glitter and shimmer in places in my home, that it shouldn't be.
This is a super easy way to make frankens. I am absolutely enchanted with process and result of frankening, and am looking forward to making more, like right away. I still have 3 more to model from my 'Army Collection' of Frankens, so I must do that first, never mind the 20 or so polish's I have acquired recently... geez! ( I will put up photos of those soon, though.)
I tried to get a photo to show how little of the actual eyeshadow I have used, I probably used half of what that pile is .... I have tried this with a few different brands of eyeshadow, all with great results. At the moment the only negative thing to report is that it is a little messy at times,and sometimes your franken can become too thick if you add to much 'eye-shadow, or pigment or whatever you happen to be adding.
~ Some outdoor photo's of the eye-shadow I used..... ~
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Below, on my arm is a swatch of Caboodels 'Wild Child' eyeshadow ( left) and Loreal 'Soft fern" eyeshadow ( right) I have not tried any new Loreal eye-shadows in the last 3 years, so I cannot vouch for Loreal eyeshadow 'Franken-ability' = I say try to franken with whatever you got! ♥ TRIAL & ERROR♥. The Caboodle's "Wild Child' is the eyeshadow I used to make my A.W.O.L. Franken.
~ Sorry this is bad lighting and the wrong camera setting ~
~ Here is a good photo of the amount of eyeshadow I have used. This is an old, old eyeshadow, probably bought this in the early 2000's, maybe even '99, it is a very pretty shade for the eyes but I barely used it. I would say that I have used this about 5 times, so there was alot left for me to Franken with!!!!. I have a drawer full of make-up that I refuse to get rid of = but it is gonna come in handy for the rest of the summer to feed my addiction to making franken-polish's.
Look how much I got by gently brushing the shadow out of the pot - yeah, I could buy pigments, which are already finely milled, but I have like 20 eye-shadows just sitting in my makeup drawer.... so I am gonna work with those first ♥
I 'brushed out' this eyeshadow onto a small piece of paper, so that I could gently fold it and 'pour' the fine eyeshadow into a receptacle, in this case, a small craft container I got from the dollar store. I also made tiny funnels with just plain note pad paper, this came in handy as I have mentioned because this frankening can get pretty messy! ( but it is lots of fun ). It is way, waaaaay easier to use a funnel than it is to try and get it into the bottle without one. Just roll up a piece of paper into a funnel, insert into bottle - pour in eye-shadow/pigment or whatever..... Viola
Well, I hope that this will help someone in the future......Sadly, I still have a strong & un-ending desire to buy more nail polish... whats wrong with me? ♥