Did you know you can make your own NON-TOXIC, homemade Eyeliner with just 3 ingredients?? And I’m not kidding when I say that it has amazing staying power! I’ve worn it for over 24 hours without it smudging 🙂 I’ve seen recipes for homemade eyeliner and I’ve made several of them.. the biggest disappointment is that they did not stay on at all AND they were more grey than black. I worked on my own recipe and I’m so excited to share it with you (finally!) I recycled a small container that had eyeshadow in it, if you don’t have a container to use you can also BUY them. Many of the recipes I found online used coconut oil in them, when I tried using those homemade eyeliners they were a light gray and immediately melted on my skin, they barely lasted an hour 🙁 Since I use water in my recipe, if your eyeliner dries out just add a few more drops of water to moisten it! And if you need a makeup remover, THIS is what I use 🙂 It’s amazing!
- 4 capsules activated charcoal
- 1/8 teaspoon Arrowroot Starch
- - Water, filtered
- - Small Container
- - Eyeliner Brush
- Using scissors, cut open each charcoal capsule and pour into your small container
- Add Arrowroot Powder
- Add just enough water to make a thick paste (a toothpick is perfect to mix with)
- Use an eyeliner brush to apply your eyeliner
Can you use corn starch instead of arrowroot powder?
corn can be inflammatory for many both topical and ingested. It’s properties for thickening are similar to arrowroot and should work as a suitable swap.
Is there a way you could use coconut oil and/or argon oil in place of water? Also, how might one make it ‘smudgy’ like a kohl or kajal? Or does it strictly have only a gel consistency?
if you use an oil it will be oily. I encourage you to try your own perfect recipe and report back on what works!
4 capsules is how many spoons. I’m using black oxide so I want to get the right measurement. All the oil anbd wax recipes aren’t working for me.
Approximately 1 teaspoon.
I am so impressed by your simple eyeliner ingredients. Am also looking for lip and cheek balms.
How long does this last. And do you know any ways to make different colours??
There’s lots of other recipes for different colored homemade eyeliner on the internet 🙂 How long it will last is very individual – how much do you use & how often you apply it will make a big diffence.
How can I take it off? Can I remove it with just water?
I always remove my makeup with coconut oil or my whipped tallow cleanser.
I was wondering if you knew a way to make a dark blue eyeliner? I have found that black eyeliner makes my blue eyes look a little grey so I switched to blue to make the color stand out.
I can’t think of anything off hand.. but I will do some research!
I appreciate it.
Hi! How is the consistency? Does it apply like a gel eyeliner or is it more runny? How long does it last? Thank you! I recently found out i am allergic to make-up so i have been trying to make my own.
More of a gel eyeliner. It may dry out if you go long times in-between use, just add a few drops of water to re-wet.
What is the purpose of the arrowroot powder? I’ve seen other recipes that are just water and activated charcoal. Before I make a big batch, I’m just wondering what the difference would be to help me pick a recipe. Thanks!
It helps it to have staying power 🙂
Is there a more common/household replacement for the arrowroot powder?
Sammi – Arrowroot is a common household item for us 🙂 You could use an organic corn starch if you do not have any health issues related to the consumption of corn & grains. Make sure it’s organic so that you aren’t putting GMO Corn near your delicate eye tissue.
How long will it last before going bad?
It won’t go bad or atleast mine that I’ve had for over a year hasn’t 🙂 if it gets dry just add more water.