Hey there, beauty enthusiasts! Today, we’re diving into the wonderful world of DIY mascara. You read that right – we’re going to show you how to whip up your very own mascara right at home. It’s quite easy and doable, and you know, what is the best part? You can customize it to make your lashes look just the way you want them.

Before We Begin: Gather Your Supplies

Let’s start with what you’ll need. Don’t worry; it’s nothing complicated. Here’s your checklist:


  • Coconut oil (1 teaspoon)
  • Aloe vera gel (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Activated charcoal or cocoa powder (for color)
  • Beeswax (optional for a thicker consistency)
  • An empty mascara tube (cleaned and sanitized)
  • A small funnel or a plastic sandwich bag with a tiny corner cut off

The Step-by-Step Process:

Step 1: Mixing the Base

  • Take a clean bowl and add 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.
  • Now, add 1/2 teaspoon of aloe vera gel.
  • If you want a thicker mascara, you can add a small chunk of beeswax, but this step is optional.

Step 2: Adding Color

  • This is where you can get creative. To make your mascara black, add a pinch of activated charcoal. If you prefer brown mascara, use cocoa powder.
  • Start by adding a small amount and then gradually add more until you achieve the color tone which is desired. Mix it well with the base.

Step 3: Preparing the Mascara Tube

  • If you have a funnel, that’s perfect. But if not, you can use a plastic sandwich bag. Just cut a tiny corner off to create a makeshift funnel.
  • Place the funnel or bag into the mascara tube.

Step 4: Filling the Tube

  • Carefully pour your homemade mascara mixture into the funnel or bag, allowing it to flow into the tube.
  • Make sure not to overfill it, leaving a little space at the top.
DIY Mascara

Step 5: Clean Up

  • Wipe off any excess mascara from the tube’s opening and cap it tightly.

Step 6: Testing

  • Before applying it to your lashes, do a patch test on your wrist to ensure you don’t have any adverse reactions.

Step 7: Applying Your DIY Mascara

  • Use your homemade mascara just like you would with any store-bought one. Apply it gently to your lashes, starting from the base and moving towards the tips.
  • For a more dramatic look, you can opt for multiple layer.

Step 8: Enjoy Your Gorgeous Lashes

  • Admire your lovely lashes and rock that DIY mascara proudly!

A Few Tips and Tricks:

  • Store this homemade mascara in a cool and dry place so that it lasts for long.
  • Make a fresh batch every few weeks to ensure it stays fresh.
  • If you have sensitive eyes, consider using food-grade ingredients for extra safety.
  • Feel free to play with different ratios of ingredients until you get the perfect mascara for your lashes.

And there you have it – your very own homemade mascara! It’s a fun and creative way to experiment with your look while knowing exactly what goes into your beauty products. So, go ahead and flaunt those gorgeous lashes, you DIY makeup artist!

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