If you've read some of my previous blog posts, I've talked about my severe gluten allergy and how it can affect my every day life. Mealtimes can be a constant label reading nightmare, and it's very important I know everything going into my body. Thinking about this habit of mine, why don't I ever try it in my beauty routine? Thinking about all the ingredients that go into our skin and hair products--what are they? Why can't I pronounce half of this stuff? I wanted to try to implement this philosophy into more parts of my life.
Here's my activated charcoal eyeliner DIY!
I've been a fan of activated charcoal for a while now, and I'm convinced it's magical. I take the capsules when I have an accidental gluten poisoning, and they cut my recovery time in half by absorbing all the nasty toxins.
Here's the steps I followed to turn it into a paste:
1. Cut the capsule and pour the powder into a (preferred) glass jar. 2. Separate a small portion of the powder into it's own small dish or wherever you want to mix. 3. Add 1-2 drops of water and mix into the paste.
I tried using it as an eyeliner, and it didn't work out the greatest because the line was thicker than I'd like, but I think with different charcoal or a better brush it would have turned out better. You can also use it as an eyeshadow, and I really love the pigment and color!
Make sure to use a thin angled brush to apply!
I also sprayed a little bit of makeup setting spray on my brush before applying the top swatch, you can see that made the pigment much darker. Keep in mind, the powder I currently use is grey. I prefer this to black, but if you wanted you could try black!
A few people have asked me since my last charcoal post where I purchase my charcoal, I try to buy it in bulk from Amazon. I have trouble finding it in stores, but Whole Foods seems to stock it.
I strongly encourage giving it a try, a bottle is only a few dollars and goes a long way for lots of different uses. This product is natural, versatile, and has changed my life!
I enjoyed playing with natural makeup, stay tuned for more DIYs in the future!