Homemade Eyeliner?

I really need a recipe for a homemade eyeliner for a project. Does such a thing exist? Please write if you have ideas!

Lizzy from Boston, MA


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By Allison (Guest Post)
May 25, 20060 found this helpful

I think back in the 20's or 30'd girls used to light a match, LET IT COOL, and use the burnt end as eyeliner. But I wouldn't do that if you wear contacts. Modern eyeliner is formulated to be safe for use on the eyes for people with contacts.

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By latoya (Guest Post)
May 27, 20060 found this helpful

Get you a tube of whatever color lipstick that you are trying to have as your color and then take a q tip and twist the cotton until it has a small pencil tip like end and line your eyes and you can also double as a lip liner.

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June 3, 20060 found this helpful

You might want to be very careful about making anything homemade to use around your eyes. You'd hate to do something that would make you get an eye infection. Remember, our eyes are our are very delicate & sensitive.


There are certain name brand eye makeup products (ex: eye liner pencils) that I can't use, as everytime I do, I get an eye infection. These are mostly the colored products. Usually black doesn't bother me, but purple, & some browns, do.

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By cando62 (Guest Post)
June 4, 20060 found this helpful

This is what I do--inexpensive and lasts a long time:
Get a darkish powder eyeshadow and a good paintbrush with small sable hairs. Wet the shadow with the brush, work it around, and brush the color onto your eyes! Soft looking, too!

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September 7, 20070 found this helpful

I'll bet you could use cake mascara. The mascara is dry and comes in a pallet. You moisten the mascara brush and wipe it into the dry cake. Then use it on your lashes. I think you could get it at


Maybe you could use this as an eyeliner, although it's not technically 'home made'.

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September 7, 20070 found this helpful

Yes, people used to use candleblack for makeup - That is, they would hold a lighted candle under a plate and collect the black soot to them apply to the eyes, etc. But there is so much good cheap stuff around, why do you want to bother? You can get it at the 99 Cent store! And you can even apply your mascara carefully to your upper lid and blur before it dries, which is very quickly.

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By ... (Guest Post)
March 25, 20080 found this helpful

Gel Eyeliner

Phase A

Weight %
For 100 g / 3.6 oz
Distilled Water 70.5 % 70.5 g / 2.5 oz
Phase B
Triglyceride 7 % 7 g / 0.2 oz
Candelilla Wax 5 % 5 g / 0.2 oz / 2 tsp
GelMaker EMU 3 % 3 g / 0.1 oz / 1/2 - 3/4 tsp tsp
Iron Oxide Black 11 % 11 g / 0.4 oz


Microcrystalline Wax 2 % 2 g / 0.1 oz / 3/4 tsp
Phase C
Phenoxyethano-SA 1.5 % 1.5 g / 30 drops

Add phase B into a disinfected glass beaker and stir to mix the ingredients. Heat phase B to 167oF/75oC until the waxes are melted. Heat phase A to the same temperature. Then add phase A slowly to phase B and stir very well, to form the gel and to mix the two phases well. When cool package into pot containers.

Easy recipe for making Eyeliner in Gel-Form! Apply to dry, powdered lids and let dry for a few seconds.

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By Barbara (Guest Post)
June 9, 20080 found this helpful

I saw on I think it was Martha Stewart you can use a q-tip to wet where you wanting eyeliner, then take eyeshadow on the other end of the q-tip and apply as eyeliner.

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December 29, 20110 found this helpful

You can just take a standard eyeliner brush (or a q-tip) and take the excess product off the tip of a mascara wand and just use that as eyeliner.

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