I go through mascaras like crazy, especially because I have a tendency to play with my eyelashes, so if you’re like me, it might save you money to make your own homemade mascara. This recipe is also supposed to be good for those with sensitive skin and sensitive eyes. But, I do have to say, it has not been tested by the FDA. It has only been tested by individuals who have made it and used it.
This fitness was recommended by hairfitness101 at the Long Hair Community website. This recipe is not waterproof, so it rinses easily (So you won’t get raccoon eyes, but it will wash right off when wet), but if you dip your wand in hot water before applying it, it helps it to be more permanent.
- Approximately 1/2 teaspoon of a pigment color of your choice. I would do charcoal brown, because my lashes are pretty dark. You can buy mascara pigments at any master makeup store like Sephora or Ulta. You want to crush it up even more with a mortar and pestle (Ceramic bowl with ceramic mallet).
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel (FOTE) and mix well; you can keep adding a bit more and more until the mascara is a shine to your liking.
- Voila! You have your mascara! It’s seriously that easy. You can put it into a sealed container, and use one of your old wands to apply. Or, stores like Sephora and Ulta of Sally Beauty Supply should sell empty containers for you to use.
Using this recipe should save you money when buying mascara. You probably end up spending $6 to $50 for your mascara (It really varies by brand), when I feel that the truth is, they’re not all that different from each other. I’ve never experienced a miracle mascara that did wonders without an eyelash curling iron.
The key is to find inexpensive pigment and aloe vera gel. You can actually find bulk amounts of pigments by sellers on ebay. Or, try looking at local beauty supply stores meant for makeup and hair stylists. Liquidation.com is also a good site for buying bulk makeup. Because the pigment is essentially just powder eye shadow, Avon probably offers them at a decent price as well. You just buy it in whatever color that you like.
Bulknaturaloils.com is a good site for buying the Aloe Vera gel in inexpensive prices, but in bulk. Because as you probably know, buying anything in bulk may be more of an investment in the short run, but will save you money in the long run.
Like I said, this recipe has not been tested by the FDA, but as long as you buy ingredients that have been tested by the FDA, you should be absolutely fine. Which, most of the sites I recommended to have items that are FDA-tested.
And hey, you can also look for bulk minerals and vitamins that you can put into the recipe, you just have be certain that they can be applied to the eyes. Who knows, maybe if you come up with your own homemade mascara recipe that kicks butt, you could start your own line!