sensitive-eyes-makeup

Mascara is perhaps one of the most popular cosmetic products on the market. Even those who don’t wear makeup regularly still splash on a bit of mascara before leaving the house.

However, when eyes and mascara don’t play nice it can lead to inflamed, teary, and bloodshot eyes. If you have dry eyes, wear contacts or have allergies, the chances of mascara sensitivity increases dramatically.

At the request of one of my readers, I created a mascara specifically for sensitive eyes. If you are one of those ladies who see mascara as a nonnegotiable item, but suffer from dry and irritated eyes, this recipe is especially for you.

Here’s what we need to make mascara for sensitive eyes :

  • Aloe Vera Gel: Aloe vera is a plant gel that is all-natural super ingredient that protects the skin by retaining moisture and providing nourishing properties. For more recipes with Aloe Vera Gel, click here.
  • Vegetable Glycerine: Glycerine is a humectant, and is commonly added to cosmetic products because it has the unique ability to attract moisture to the skin.

For more recipes with Glycerine, click here.

  • Jojoba Oil: This plant oil is used to enhance the natural barrier of your skin and protect your skin from UV light damage. For more recipes with Jojoba Oil, click here.
  • Black Mica: Mica is a natural product mined and then coated with pigment for the purpose of use directly on the skin in a variety of beauty products. If you’d like, you can add a bit of blue, purple, or green to create a unique and custom shade of mascara.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E is one of the most common and well-known ingredients in cosmetic and skin care. It is full of healing properties and antioxidants for hair, skin, and nails. For more recipes with Vitamin E, click here.
  • Mascara Tube: Use empty, clean, and ready to use mascara tube. Of course you can clean out an old tube if you’d like, but to avoid the risk of irritation, you don’t want to cross-contaminate with old products.

Begin with one teaspoon of aloe vera gel. Add one teaspoon of glycerine, and one teaspoon of jojoba oil. Add one dropper of Vitamin E, and plenty of black mica.

Stir until all of the ingredients are completely smooth and combined. You want to ensure that the mixture is completely combined to avoid any lumps in the product.

When the combination is complete, spoon the contents into a small plastic bag. Snip off one corner of the bag and squeeze into a clean mascara tube, much like you would use a pastry bag. Fill up the tube, close, and enjoy.