|The Best DIY Mascara|
|Written by Andrea Manitsas|
Since the ancient Egyptians, we've been creating the illusion of dark, sultry eye lashes. There's nothing quite like the pop mascara provides to make already mysterious, gorgeous eyes even more so. But what mascara can contain nowadays tends to put a damper on things: You'll find paraffin, mineral oil, lanolin, linseed oil, castor oil, oil of turpentine, stearic acid, ceresin, gum tragacanth and methyl cellulose - among other chemicals - gracing the ingredient lists of many conventional mascaras. Who wants that getting in their eyes... anyone?
Instead of taking a gamble with this gaggle of potentially harmful ingredients, how about whipping up your own? What if we told you that you could do so with two simple ingredients? Here's how!
What You'll Need
Food-grade activated charcoal tablets
What To Do
You no doubt have an old mascara tube lying around. A thorough washing with your favorite green soap and awhile to completely dry out will give you the perfect receptacle to house your new homemade mascara. Don't be surprised if it takes some time to really get it washed out, especially if it's been sitting in your cupboard for six years. And pay special attention to the brush, which can house bacteria.
You're homemade make-up is ready to lavish those lashes. Now how many gals (or guys!) can say they made their own mascara? Add The Best Homemade Eye Cream Ever to the mix and, well, you'll be giving Cleopatra a run for her money.