I pretty much have tried every eyeliner known to man & right now I am really liking the +Benefit Cosmetics “They’re Real” eyeliner & mascara. The brush for the mascara “ROCKS”!
However this is not the reason for today’s post. While I’m aneyeliner/makeup lovah, I was on the search for an alternative. Wanting to keep my clients & my own peepers protected, I was on the hunt for a clean, non-toxic eyeliner. (who really wants toxins so close to the windows of their soul?) So here is something that isn’t even eyeliner! Are you ready for this…. I am gonna use some little magic pills that relieve your tummy of gas. Charcoal! Seriously……I am gonna use charcoal.
If you stroll your pharmacy aisles you’ll find bottles of activated charcoal sitting right next to good ol’ milk of magnesia. Activated charcoal comes in tablets and in capsules. I talked with my pharmacist – (I made friends with mine – they are so much more than just “pill dispensers” I get a wealth of knowledge from her.) I told her of my plans to try as eyeliner and she said people even use it to brush their teeth…..Really? Who knew….you know me I’m game but lets do the eyeliner first.
To get a sultry soft smudge, moisten a flat edged eye brush in water and dab on a charcoal tablet and line eye. To get a more defined and concentrated dark line, get your favorite eyeliner brush really wet and swirl on the tablet or charcoal powder from an opened capsule (think of how you used watercolors when you were a kid) and line eyes.
Who knew that indigestion could be oh, so sexy and healthy? Leave it to Cleopatra. Try it out and let me know.
BTW – used it today and works like a dream – will let you know the staying power at the end of today. I did not use my urban decay eye primer so that could effect the outcome – but we will see. TIP FOR TODAY – CLEAN YOUR PHONE, EARBUDS, YOUR KEYBOARD AND MOUSE. YOU WILL BE SURPRISED OF THE GOOK ON THEM – I DO THIS AT LEAST 1X A WEEK. JUST SAYIN…….