Mascara is one of the most common types of makeup used by women, and helps to make eyelashes darker, which is considered by many people to be attractive. As with other types of cosmetics the costs can be very high depending on factors such as the brand and quality of the mascara.
However, there are some drawbacks of using store-bought mascara. For example, it can make the cost higher, which a problem if you’re trying to save money when buying makeup. Meanwhile, commercial makeup products often have strong chemicals that can cause unwanted side effects, which you likely want to avoid.
Egg Yolk … Mascara?
Egg yolks are high in protein and good cholesterol, but they can also be used to make an excellent mascara. There are many benefits. It goes on smoothly, helps lashes to look thicker, dries up, and never flakes. However, one drawback is that the mascara will only last for a couple weeks. Thus, you should probably consider making a small batch.
1 egg yolk and 1 teaspoon activated charcoal (to make 2 to 4 capsules)
First, separate the egg white/yolk. Then add in the activated charcoal and mix the blend. You can also add some cocoa powder if you want brown to black mascara. Next, pour the mixture into a container (small). Use a small brush to apply the homemade mascara.
Make sure to store the mascara in a refrigerator. Keep in mind that the product won’t be too cold since it goes on your eyelashes rather than your skin.
Why Not Coconut?
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this mascara:
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon shea butter
- ½ teaspoon beeswax
- ½ teaspoon activated charcoal (or 1-2 capsules)
First, heat the coconut oil, bees wax, and shea butter in a sauce pan (small) that’s sitting over low heat. You could put it in a glass dish (small) over a saucepan (small) full of boiling water. Next, keep stirring up the mixture.
After everything is melted, it’s time to add in the charcoal powder. You could also add a little cocoa powder if you want brown to black mascara. Then pour the mixture into a container (small) before using a small brush to apply the DIY mascara.
From Clay to Oil
This mascara has an interesting mix of ingredients that you might be surprised by. Here’s what you’ll need:
- ¼ teaspoon mineral powder (black) (note: you could substitute black clay or activate charcoal, but some people prefer mineral powder’s texture).
- ¼ teaspoon bentonite clay
- 1/8 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
- ¼ teaspoon aloe vera (gel)
- 5 drops lavender essential oil
Here are the steps to prepare the mascara. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl (small) until the mixture becomes smooth. You can add extra aloe vera (gel) if necessary to get a consistency that’s smooth. Then use a spatula to scoop the mixture into a medicine dropper. Then squirt it slowly into the mascara container/jar.
Another option is to add the ingredients slowly into the mascara tube directly, then use a mascara brush to mix it. However, keep in mind it takes a lot of mixing to get the ingredients smooth inside the mascara tube.
You can then use the mascara as you normally do. In order to remove it, take a washcloth that’s been soaked with warm water. Another option is to use olive oil as a type of natural kind of makeup remover
These are just some of the homemade recipes to make mascara. The products are easy to make, and include many ingredients that you might already have in your home. This will help to save you time, effort, and money, which is definitely a plus.