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Stop spending on makeup. Start saving with this DIY Gel Eyeliner.
Makeup can be pricey. Anyone who steps foot into Sephora, leaving with a bank account that reads as though they took a trip to Europe, knows what we mean. The combination of samples, testers, and new arrivals is enough to make anyone overcome with buying impulses. We can't blame you, but, we can also find a way to stall the spending and save you a couple of bucks.
The solution? Avoidance.
Instead of popping into Sephora when you run out of eyeliner, we've whipped together an all-natural, organic DIY Gel Eyeliner that you're guaranteed to adore. Not sure why? Here are three reasons:
Your Bank Account
Saving money is the way cool kids do it. Why spend upwards of $30 on an eyeliner, when you can buy bulk items for that cost and have eyeliner for days?
The earth loves you. The earth doesn't love mass production since it requires fuel, transportation costs, and a lot of packaging. Making your own makeup = alleviating some stress for the earth.
We bet if you read the label on your favorite eyeliner, you get lost after the first word. Most makeup companies use crazy long ingredients, but they can be boiled down to one word: chemicals. You know what doesn't have any fishy additives? Your own stuff.
Convinced? Let's make this eyeliner!
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 4 teaspoons Aloe Vera 98% Soothing Moisturizing Gel, 4 oz (113 g) Tube
- 1 – 2 capsules of Activated Coconut Charcoal, 260 mg, 180 Capsules
- Simply combine all ingredients in a small glass container.
- Seal it tightly.
- Use as desired with a clean makeup brush.
- Store in a cool, dark place.