Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

4 Sep

MAKIN’ MASCARA

I had to do this tip, being a makeup artist, there is one product that can contain so many harmful chemicals and what’s worse, we put it on our eyes. You’ll find some crazy stuff like paraffin, mineral oil, lanolin, linseed oil, castor oil, oil of turpentine, stearic acid, ceresin, gum tragacanth and methyl cellulose. Petroleum by-products in your peepers is not pretty! Making your own mascara is so simple. All you’ll need is Food-grade activated charcoal tablets or powder and Coconut oil (or you can use aloe vera gel). Here’s what to do…

Take an old mascara tube lying around (now you’re recycling!), wash it out thoroughly with soap and water then let completely dry, don’t forget the wand! Now measure the volume of your mascara tube by filling it full of water and emptying it into a dish. 2/3 of that amount is what your tube will hold of your home made lash paint. That is how much coconut oil you’ll  pour into the dish. Break open an activated charcoal capsule and mix it into the coconut oil ( I use a small paintbrush or make up brush to mix) Keep adding charcoal until the mascara is your perfect shade. Keep in mind that once it’s black, if you keep adding, your mascara will turn gritty. Keep mixing, until you’re happy with the texture. You can use a toothpick to pack the mascara into your tube. Add a bit through the opening and then tap the bottom of the tube. With a little patience you are now  ready to wear! Warming the tube a bit between your hands and a little shaking is a good idea to keep things liquidy good when applying. Not only will you have lushes lashes but you will also have healthy eyes to showcase them!

2 Responses to “Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips”

  1. Karen September 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Sounds great but where in the world would you buy charcoal capsules?

    • Craig Ramsay September 24, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

      Brandon linked “food grade charcoal”to Amazon, you can purchase there. 🙂

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