Becoming vegan nearly a year ago has opened my eyes to so much – including the immense impact our reliance on/demand for convenient, disposable and new products has on the environment.
So, I’ve decided to add maintaining a more zero waste lifestyle to my list of goals. YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram have served as my primary resources for tips and advice on transitioning to a less wasteful life, and that’s how I stumbled across a video on three-ingredient eyeliner!
Ela Gale has a beautiful YouTube channel, full of vegan, DIY and minimalist inspiration, including this short video with her recipe for charcoal eyeliner.
The ingredients are:
- 3 activated charcoal capsules (I ended up added 5 capsules to achieve the deep color I wanted)
- 1 vitamin E capsule (I used a Vitamin E oil I already had)
- 1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel
I stirred up a batch this weekend, and I must say, I’m impressed! Below are photos of the eyeliner applied with an e.l.f. angled brush. I got 8 hours of wear with minimal smudging, but admittedly, some noticeable smudging near the outer corners of my eyes. However, I do plan on testing it with a matte black eyeshadow on top, too.
It’s so reassuring to know exactly what ingredients are in my makeup, especially makeup that goes near my eyes. I upcycled an old Lush sample jar as the new home for the liner 🙂
I plan on trying more beauty zero waste DIYs as my current makeup runs out, so stay tuned!