How to Make Your Own Homemade Mascara
I’ve been very unmotivated to try this recipe between needing additional ingredients; reusing or not reusing my mascara container, it is it going to hurt my eyes, and will it even work?!?!?
I’m sure some of you are like “I knew it! There’s no way she could make mascara that works like the real stuff.” I haven’t given up but this is going to be a challenge for sure!
Right away I wasn’t pleased with the consistency of the mascara and it definitely didn’t coat my lashes like I was hoping, but I figured I needed to test out the stay-power. So today I gave it a shot to see how it would withstand a typical day and I’m sad to admit it lasted only still about 9:30. After a few smudges, I realized the stay-power of this homemade mascara isn’t going to suffice. 🙁
So enough with the let downs of my first homemade mascara attempt and onto the recipe that will need to be tweaked. The original recipe came from Robin at Thank Your Body and was a great starting point.
|notice the stopper, if reusing your mascara container be sure to remove the
stopper and use a small bottle brush to clean out all the old mascara.
Dr. Brown’s Natural Cleaning Brush from my baby bottle days worked wonders!
For the next batch I will be trying one (or both) of these recipes from ‘Simple Life Mom’.
‘Simple Life Mom’ had a recipe that worked great!
Homemade (Egg Yolk) Mascara
|I used 1 capsule of activated charcoal and 1/4 tsp of cocoa powder|
When my first attempt was far from a success, I did a little more searching and came across this recipe and believe me my first thoughts were … “What egg yolk on my eyelashes ALL day?!?!?” After a few days of no mascara and being too lazy to leave me cozy office over my lunch break to run to the store and buy any, I decided what do I have to lose. So I glad I got past the idea of wearing egg yolk on my lashes, not only did it cover great, but it last all day with the added bonus of all the extra nutrients from the egg yolk.