Allergy Alternatives · Beauty

Homemade Eyeliner

Did you know that you can make your own eyeliner out of activated charcoal!? It looks just like normal eyeliner & lasts just as long as well. My mother has had skin cancer on her eyelid, so I have been interested in finding an alternative to normal chemical – laden makeup. The only downside is that you are limited on color options since activated charcoal is only black. Slight bummer since my favorite eyeliner color is peacock blue. Oh well, I will still wear my blue every once in a while : ). Here is what you do to wear this as eyeliner….

Take a capsule of activated charcoal (which is good to have on hand anyways for tummy aches and more) and break it into a clean container with lid. Then simply dip a damp eyeliner brush into the charcoal and swipe on. It’s that easy! No one will ever know the difference unless you tell them.

2 thoughts on “Homemade Eyeliner

  1. You are brilliant, Torie! I am sorry that your Mom had cancer on her eyelid ~ did the Drs. say that makeup was a contributor? I rarely (maybe once ever 5 years!!!) wear makeup. So interesting to know that activated charcoal can be a substitute! (How does one remove it safely from the eyelid?)I am so happy that my hubby prefers that I do not wear makeup daily! ;~P

  2. Thank you, Lady Farmer! Great to hear from you again ; ) I do not know that the Dr. told mom that makeup contributed (probably he did not). I'm sure all the laying out in the sun with baby oil was a bigger contributor. Anyways, the charcoal can be washed off as usual when you wash your face of an evening. If you decide to try it give me a hollar!

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