Make your very own gel eyeliner at home with natural ingredients
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Make your very own gel eyeliner at home with natural ingredients

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There are various eyeliners that are available in the market but most of them contain ingredients that are harmful for the eyes. Gel eyeliners that are made at home are 100% natural and herbal as well and good for your eyes. Activated charcoal is used to make jet black eyeliner. You can make the eyeliner creamier and smoother with the help of castor oil and coconut oil as well. Homemade liner can last for a whole day without getting smudged and it stays for a long time as well.

1 Making your own gel eyeliner at home

Would you like to make your own gel eyeliner at home? There are various kinds of ingredients that you can use for making the DIY eyeliner. You would not even realize that you already have the set of ingredients required to make eyeliner at home. Making your own eyeliner at home is always a viable option. Eyeliners made in stores always contain chemicals, preservatives, turpentine, lead, thimerosal, and aniline which may be bad for the eyes. Making your own liner at home helps you to control the ingredients and also save great deal of cost.

Making your own gel eyeliner at home

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2 What do you need for making this gel eyeliner?

In order to make this gel eyeliner, you need the following ingredients. You would need activated charcoal dust and any of the following- aloe Vera gel and coconut oil, castor oil, almond oil. Depending on the eyeliner that you want to make you can use either oil or water. In case you are using water, always try and use distilled water so that it does not infect your eyes. In case you want your eyeliner to be more pigmented then you can mix more amount of charcoal dust or less coconut oil and aloe Vera gel. Charcoal can also be substituted with cocoa powder if you want brown eyeliner. If you are using colors, try and use colors which are permitted.

What do you need for making this gel eyeliner?

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3 Buy your own activated charcoal

You can buy activated charcoal from any drug store as well as natural health stores. Activated charcoal is used for indigestion, and is available in capsule forms. Activated charcoal is jet black in color and is perfect for creating natural eyeliner. Activated charcoal does not look like the normal charcoal that we use while cooking food. You can find special activated charcoal, also on online stores. The capsule can be broken into two halves in a container.

Buy your own activated charcoal

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4 Making your eyeliner at home

In order to make your own eyeliner at home, you would first have to take up charcoal dust from the capsules. Mix the charcoal dust with either water or any of oil that you want and whisk with a small spoon or fork to achieve the consistency that you want. Keep the mixture in the refrigerator for a month and then you would see that your eyeliner is ready to use.

Making your eyeliner at home

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5 Should this homemade eyeliner be used for long periods of time?

The homemade eyeliner should not be used for a very long period of time. The first thing that is required is storing the eyeliner in a cool and dry place after using it. The mix should be changed every month for your safety. Eyes are known to be very delicate and should be taken care of really well. Making eyeliner at home is affordable and thus can be made once in a month. It is also advisable not to use eyeliner in the inner eyelid as it may cause permanent damage to your eyes. Make your home made eyeliner with recommended products, even if it is a little more expensive.

Should this homemade eyeliner be used for long periods of time?

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These are some ways in which you can make your own gel based eyeliner at home. If you like something else other than black then you can try out from a variety of colors that you can mix at home. Ensure that these colors are good for cosmetic use.

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