Do you use eyeliner? It’s one of the most common types of makeup that women use. However, as with other types, the cost can be very high if you buy it as cosmetic stores. However, you can reduce the cost by making DIY eyeliner. Besides that, it can also help you to avoid unwanted side-effects that result from the strong chemicals contained in store-bought cosmetics. Fortunately there are some effective recipes to make mascara that will make your eyes more beautiful while staying healthy.
Two Ingredients for One Eyeliner
This recipe is very simple and includes just a few ingredients. You’ll need:
- 2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- 4 teaspoons of aloe vera (gel)
- 1-2 capsules activated charcoal (black) or ½ teaspoon cocoa powder (brown)
The process is very easy. First, mix up all the ingredients well. Then store it in a container (airtight). It’s important to store the eyeliner in a dark/cool place. It’s also important to apply it using a clean brush so you don’t add germs to the blend.
Charcoal and Oil
This is a very basic yet effective recipe that only requires:
- 1 teaspoon activated charcoal
- Oil (avocado, almond, or jojoba)
The process is very simple. Just put a little charcoal into whatever container you choose. You can make a paste by adding the oil, or opt out if you wish. However, if you add the oil to make the paste it’s definitely easier to apply. Just put a small amount of oil into the charcoal then mix it up. Add just a few more drops until it becomes a thick paste. In the case that you add too much oil, just add a small amount of charcoal until you get the consistency you need.
It’s All of Your Beeswax
This recipe is a little more complex than others, but can certainly help to make some quality eyeliner. You’ll need:
- ½ teaspoon beeswax (grated)
- ½ teaspoon (oil) (coconut, almond, grapeseed, etc.)
- ½ teaspoon charcoal (activated
- ¼ teaspoon water (distilled)
Here’s what to do. First melt the oil and wax then add in the charcoal. After it’s mixed well, add in the water. Use a fork or whisk to mix it up. If the blend separates, add 1 capsule lecithin. You can store this eyeliner in the fridge for around one month after using this recipe.
There are some safety issues to consider. It’s important to change your eyeliner mix about every month. It shouldn’t be a problem since it’s cheap to make. However, keeping it longer will promote the growth of bacteria, which is likely a situation you want to avoid.
Go Nuts about Eyeliner
This DIY eyeliner has few ingredients, but can be used to make a great eyeliner. You’ll need:
- Almond (raw)
- Small container/dish
- Butter knife
First, use the tweezers to hold onto the almond and use the lighter to burn it. The nut will slowly burn and start to smoke. Keep doing this until about 50% of the almond has become soot. At this point it should have become black and also smoky. Make sure to wear a glove on the hand that’s holding the tweezers. That will help to protect it since the metal can conduct heat.
The next step is to scrape the almond’s soot into a dish. Use the butter knife to scrape the soot into the small dish. You can always burn more almond if you require more soot. Another option is to use another almond if necessary. While scraping, be certain not to scrape off parts that aren’t burned. Then check the soot for big bits, which you should remove.
Use your eyeliner brush to dip it into the almond soot. You could use the soot by itself to apply it. You can mix the soot with water or oil to make it damper. Just add 1-2 drops at a time until you get the consistency you want. You could use water, almond oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil.
These are just some of the many homemade eyeliner recipes to make DIY cosmetics. It can save you time, effort, and money yet provide a great cosmetic.