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So, want to rock the festive season like a pro? I wanted to try out a new eyeliner shade and decided on a Deep Red Liner this time around.

I wanted to use mineral ingredients and keep the recipe simple, but effective. Needless to say, the results were good. So, want to know how to get the eyeliner done first?


Makeup Base – ½ Tsp.
Jojoba Oil – 1 Tsp.
Beeswax – 1 Tsp.
Olive Oil – 1 Tsp.
Brown Oxide – As Needed
Red Iron Oxide – As Needed
Orange Iron Oxide – As Needed
Vitamin E Oil – a few drops


Melt the Beeswax in your double boiler.

When it begins to melt, add in the Jojoba Oil and Olive Oil.

Let it melt fully.

Now, add in the color pigments one after the other, to get a colored wax – oil base. I went for a color that’s a tad darker than the end-result I am looking for.

In a small mixing bowl, add the makeup base along with the color pigments and combine them using a spatula. This mixture should look like the end result you’re looking at, so add the color pigments accordingly.

Make sure there are no streaks of color in either mixture.

Now, add the makeup base mixture to the wax – oil mixture and add in a few drops of Vitamin E Oil to it.

Combine all the ingredients together well.

You can heat up if the mixture hardens before you complete blending.


How to Use It?

Use like you would your normal eyeliner! You can apply using an eyeliner brush after cleansing and moisturizing your eyes.

Shelf Life

Since we use oils, wax and oxides only, you can keep this for a while. However, I recommend preparing smaller batches for every few weeks.

Tips to Tweak the Recipe

The color pigments ratio is purely a matter of personal choice, preference and requirement. For me, I used Brown Oxide a bit more than Red and Orange Oxides to keep the Red deeper and keep the shade inclined towards a dark brown – my natural color. However, the choice of color pigments, the ratio or even the combinations are truly your choice. So go with what you like, what works for you best and your mood! After all, that’s the fun about DIY right?

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of combining the color pigments, you can also use your mineral eye shadow instead. Go with a darker color that’s close to the color you’re looking at. After the mixing, it would be the right shade you wanted.

You can use one of the Makeup bases we’ve listed on our site, or use a cosmetic face powder instead. Alter the color pigments according to your base powder requirements.

You can also add a few drops of Argan Oil to the recipe.

Don’t have time for DIY Beauty Recipes? Try Gaya Cosmetics for your mineral makeup requirements. Their products are hypoallergenic, organic and of the highest quality. I like that mineral makeup keeps acne outbreaks at bay. Do feed us back with your results or any specific recipes you’d like to see here.

I know you’re all enjoying the Holidays and gearing up for the New Year’s Eve. Wish you a Very Happy New Year! Enjoy the Holidays, Relax, Unwind and be Rejuvenated to face the New Year ahead. Take Care!