Everyone loves a good eyeliner that can glide effortlessly across their eyes to help them pull off a mesmerizing cat-eye look. Eyeliner is a form of makeup that is applied around the eyes to create a more defined and dramatic effect. But were you aware that eyeliner has been used for thousands of years to not only bring out the eyes but to protect them as well?
In fact, the first eyeliner was first used in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia as early as 10,000 B.C. Have you ever seen those depictions of ancient pharaohs and Egyptians with lined eyes? Cleopatra, the epitome of beauty, used eyeliner as well as mascara made from kohl, which is a blend of sulfide and animal fat — interesting isn’t it?
Aside from enhancing your look, eyeliner was also used to protect the eyes from the excruciating desert sun. Even though society today uses eyeliner for a different purpose, it’s always a treat to let someone know you’ve made your own.
DIY Organic Liquid Eyeliner
Aside from what you’re promised on those cosmetic commercials, many of the store-bought products, even the ones that claim they’re natural, are actually filled with a lot of unhealthy toxic ingredients that can not only jeopardize your look but the health of your skin as well.
Good news for you is you can make your own natural eyeliner without exposing yourself to the harmful ingredients in the ones you purchase at the store.
The other ingredients are beeswax and coconut oil. Beeswax is perfect for helping your eyeliner have a thick consistency while coconut oil helps it glide effortlessly on your skin. What’s even better about these ingredients is that they both possess healing and antibacterial properties that make this liner effective and good for your skin.
- 2 activated charcoal capsules
- 1/8 teaspoon of grated beeswax
- 1/8 teaspoon of organic coconut oil
- 1/8 teaspoon of distilled water
- Empty the activated charcoal out of the capsules into a small bowl.
- Add in the beeswax and coconut oil.
- Mix together the charcoal, coconut oil and beeswax.
- If you want a thicker consistency, you can add less water or more depending on the type of consistency you want.
- After you’ve found your consistency, add all the contents into a small container.
Make sure you store your newly made eyeliner in a cool setting and it should last for a month or two depending on how much you use it. Don’t forget to perform a skin patch test before applying to make sure you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients.
Recipe inspired by Dr. Axe.