While black and brown are the common colors for Mascara, what about those with lighter lashes? Or what when you want to get creative? That’s when you need clear Mascara. Right? So, here’s how you can do it.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients before we move to the recipe, shall we?
Aloe Vera Gel – 2 Tbsp.
Vitamin E Oil – a few drops
In a double boiler, add the Aloe Vera Gel along with a few spoons of Water and Vitamin E Oil.
When the ingredients blend together, remove from heat and transfer to a sterilized Mascara dispenser.
Use as needed.
Why This Recipe?
For those who are looking at a recipe without Beeswax, this would be an ideal choice.
I sometimes use Aloe Vera Gel, as is. However, adding some water helps get the right consistency.
I have not given specific water levels, so you can choose what consistency works for you. I add a spoon or less, for most part, but varies with the Gel in question.
How to Tweak the Recipe?
You can add any color pigment of your choice to this Mascara. When I am in the mood for fun and don’t want traditional colors, I go with oxides or food colors to get dazzling colors with this recipe as my base.
I also add a few pinches of White Clay to this recipe, to make drying faster. Even Corn Starch or Arrowroot Powder can do the same thing. But I prefer the texture of clay to starch powders.
You can add a few drops of Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils like Lavender or Chamomile – they’re both mild, though since I am using Mascara on my lashes, I don’t add them.
You can add a few drops of Glycerin, though since it can cause tingling or burning sensation, I did not add it.
On the other hand, Rose Water can be added. It gives a nice aroma and also, good for the eyes. I often rinse out my eyes with Rose Water, so I swap it for Water in this recipe quite often.
How to Use it?
Just apply the Mascara like you would any regular Mascara using your Mascara Wand.
Prepare a batch once a week, or two weeks at most. Don’t forget to refrigerate!
Why These Ingredients?
Though many use hair gel, or petroleum jelly as clear Mascara, I neither wanted to put hair gel or use petroleum-based product on my lashes. Eyes are very sensitive, so it is not advisable to use questionable ingredients on them. Don’t you think so?
I wanted something natural and easy, which is almost close to the consistency of Mascara and will dry out faster. Since I live in a humid place, I also wanted something that won’t be runny and give me a Goth look! Though I use wax-based recipe quite often, this one is for the days I can’t use wax. This is one of the many different versions I tried. I will be adding one with Beeswax soon.
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