Firstly, everyone knows that mascara is one of those must-have products in every woman’s beauty case. It can give you a deeper look with just a few quick touches. If you want to make your own at home, all-natural and with an Aloe Vera base, you’ll find what you need here.
The romantic history of mascara
The first people to emphasize their eyes were the ancient Egyptians, according to records we still have today. Men and women used pigments, oils and beeswax to make their eyes more seductive. But in modern times, mascara has an almost fairytale-like history.
The first lengthening mascara was created in 1860, with the revolution in cosmetics carried out by Eugene Rimmel in his perfumery. We think that even today the name rimmel is used as a synonym for mascara in many countries.
A few years later, at the beginning of the 1900s, a young woman named Maybel Williams fell in love with a certain Chet Hewes, who was already engaged to another woman. The girl’s brother, a pharmacist and chemist, decided to help her, creating for her an almost “magical” product, with which to enchant her beloved. It is a mascara, created with Vaseline and charcoal powder, to be applied to the lashes with a wet brush. We don’t know if Maybel succeeded in seducing Chet, but her brother founded Maybelline in 1915, which would only produce mascara in the form of a lump.
In 1938 a Viennese actress created the first waterproof mascara for stage needs, to prevent it from melting under bright lights. It was Helena Rubinstein who created the modern packaging with bottle and brush in the 1950s.
Make-up for the eyes has to be done correctly, to not irritate the eyes. What better choice is there than a totally natural mascara? So let’s see how to make it at home.
You will need:
- 20 ml of Aloe Vera gel
- 10 ml of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of beeswax
Also, if you want a black mascara 1 tablet of charcoal. If you prefer brown 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder.
Here’s how to proceed:
- Take a small saucepan and combine aloe, coconut oil and beeswax. Let it melt in a bain-marie over low heat, stirring the whole time with a wooden spoon.
- When the mixture is homogeneous, add either the charcoal or the cocoa, depending on the colour you wish to obtain, and continue stirring.
- Once the mixture is perfectly blended, you can turn off the heat and allow it to cool.
- Now you need a syringe without a needle or a piping bag to fill a cleaned and reusable vial with the freshly prepared mascara.
We recommend that you keep the package in a cool, dry place and always close the tube tightly after use. The mascara should be used for a maximum of 6 months.