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Want to prepare your own eyeliner? It is quite easy and with a few ingredients, you will have an all-natural eyeliner that’s good for your eyes.

Eyeliners are quite popular and most of us use one these days. Do you know what goes into making an eyeliner? Most eyeliners use Cadmium, which is a toxic metal (lead) and damages your eyes in the longer run. This is not just the only ingredient you should be looking out for. Some liners use coal tar dyes and there are loads of toxins and chemicals that you should really stay away from.

So, preparing your own Eyeliner is one way to ensure you know what ingredients are used and keep them natural. There are different ways to prepare eyeliner. We’re preparing a mineral-based Matte eyeliner for today’s recipe.

Let’s take a look at the ingredients first, shall we?


Magnesium Stearate – ¼ Tsp.
Stearic Acid – ¼ Tsp.
Black Iron Oxide – ¼ Tsp.
Beeswax – ½ Tsp.
Arrowroot Powder – ½ Tsp.
Sweet Almond Oil – 2 Tsp.


In a double boiler, melt the Beeswax, Almond Oil, Stearic Acid till they melt and combine thoroughly.

In a small mixing bowl, combine Arrowroot Powder and Black Iron Oxide and mix well, without any lumps.

Pour the melted mixture to the mixing bowl and mix well.

Once the ingredients are combined, spoon into an eyeliner dispenser or sterilized jar.

How to Use it?

Use a thin and narrow brush to apply this eyeliner. This is a fairly thick liner, that’s not runny.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

You can add carnauba wax if you want a malleable wax, along with beeswax and cut down beeswax.

You can any carrier oil you prefer – Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, or even Castor Oil. I have used Sweet Almond Oil, as I prefer this more for my eyes. You can use more oil if you prefer lighter eyeliner, instead of firm one. You can even skip wax and go with oil alone, if you want a liquid liner.

You can use any color pigment – Red Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Blue Iron Oxide, Orange Iron Oxide, Brown Iron Oxide, Green Iron Oxide, etc.

Alternatively, you can use Cocoa Powder, Beetroot Powder, Berry Powder, Spirulina Powder, etc. as your color options.

This is a black eyeliner recipe, though you can tweak it to get a color of your choice. You can even mix and match pigments to get various hues and shades – I combine Brown and Red for a Red Brown shade, Orange, Red and Yellow for a Golden shade, Blue and Black for a deep Blue Black shade, etc.

You can skip the oils and waxes and prepare dry eyeliner.

Shelf Life

This lasts for a month or two, though technically, it should last longer than that. I recommend preparing smaller batches and tossing out whatever remains after a maximum of 2 months – you don’t want eye infections that are common with using old makeup products that are bacteria infested.

Don’t have time for DIY Beauty Recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics Vegan Eyeliner for your beauty requirements.