Question: what is eye shadow made of?

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  1. I really had little idea before I googled it, but I *did* know that mica was an important ingredient! I know this because I remember learning in school that the ancient Egyptians used to use mica in their make-up, and that we still do today. Mica is a group of silicate compounds, including magnesium and iron.

    So other ingredients I relied on google for, and there’s a range of ingredients including various oils and metal oxides. Some of them appear to contain cyanide, so I wouldn’t go eating them! (Not that mica is particularly delicious either!)