Hey, I found out how to make an all natural makeup for everything you need black for. The makeup tutorial below shows you how to make kohl/kajal and is in fact how the ancient Egyptians and modern day Indians (people from India) make their makeup. Its so popular and stunning that many runway models use it and its all natural and good for you.
Just a couple things before I give you the steps to make it. The first thing you should know is kohl is where you use this to put it on as usual eyeliner around your eyelashes. Kajal is where you put it on the inner part of your eyelids between your eyelashes and your eyeball. Kajal is VERY healthy and it will pull any toxins out of your eye area as will kohl. However, when you put it on for the first few times, you'll go misty eyed for a bit because the toxins are being pulled out of your eye area. This is a good thing and will go away after a few uses, as all toxins will be removed and it will go into a state of protecting your eyes from any new toxins coming in as well. This is just one of the reasons it was prized amongst kings.
OK, so here's how I make kohl/kajal.
1.) Coconut oil (or other substitute)
3.) Ceramic/metal bowl (Not plastic since you'll be dropping hot ash into it.)
4.) A spoon (A metal spoon you eat with will work.)
5.) A jar to put your finished product into
6.) Your applicator of choice (Wash any previously used applicators so you aren't tainting your all natural makeup.)
1.) Buy a package of all natural almonds. Mine were Value Time brand and they were sliced. You can use whole almonds or chopped or whatever works for you, but make sure they are not salted or Heaven forbid Jalapeno flavoured. lol
2.) Buy a jar of all natural coconut oil. Coconut oil is used widely as a way to remove toxins from your skin and its very healthy for your skin in many ways. It'll even help your skin to stay soft. You can cook with it, use it for sex lubricant, use it in makeup, use it by itself as a mouthwash, and more. Those are the things I do with it at least. Its a very healthy product and it even ads to the almonds' ability to remove toxins from your skin. If you don't want to use coconut oil, then you can use any other edible oils. It's used to help make the makeup more useable.
3.) Now that we have our ingredients, you'll want to get out a pot or a frying pan and put a handful of almonds in it. As a rule of thumb, I'd say the amount of almonds used will yield about 1/3 of the size in product. So if you put in 3 whole almonds, expect to get about 1 almond sized amount of finished product. This is an estimate from what I noticed when I made mine.
4.) Turn the burner on high and wait until the almonds turn black. This will create a billow of black smoke and might stain your pot or pan with almond oil. I don't have a scrubby, but a washcloth wouldn't get it out of mine. This is burning food, so its not going to smell pretty and your house will be full of smoke for a bit. Its worth it in the end. You can also torch the almonds using a pair of pliers and a lighter if you'd rather, but it takes longer and they don't get thoroughly burnt easily. You can also try baking them in the oven. I'm not sure, but it might keep the smoke down. This should take 5 minutes or less on the burner. You should watch it the first time.
Be sure to fill the pot/frying pan with warm water to cool it down so the pot/frying pan won't be ruined. You can use hot as well, but don't use cold because that could cause the pot to expand and the handle may fall off if its welded on. Hot water will cool it down the best since it'll be less of a drop in temperature than warm or cold.
5.) OK, now that we have burnt almonds, you'll want to put the almonds into the ceramic/metal bowl and go at it with a metal spoon. This takes the place of a mortal and pestle. You'll want to smash the almonds with the back of the spoon by pressing your fingers on the inside of the spoon. When you've smashed them, keep going and try spreading the almonds on the side of the bowl to help crush them thoroughly. You'll want to make sure it looks like a thick grease when you spread it before continuing to the next step.
6.) OK, now scoop the mixture into a pile and push it from the spoon with a butter knife. Open your jar of coconut oil. If the coconut oil looks more like coconut grease then you must be cold because the room is. Just kidding. If the oil is at a temperature lower than 70 degrees then the oil will turn thick like that, so you'll need to warm it up. DO NOT put it in the microwave. I don't have a microwave in my house because it turns your food and anything else you stick in it, radioactive on a very small level. Its DEFINITELY not good for your body in any way to ingest anything that has been in a microwave. You can put it in the pot that you burnt the almonds in, with warm water. Just make sure you can put your finger in the water before doing so and you can touch the pot. At this stage the thing is probably luke warm and you won't melt the plastic container of coconut oil or bust a glass jar of it. Wait a bit or hover it over a hot (turned on) burner on your stove for a bit, and you can have a little bit of oil that's warm enough to pour into the mixture.
When you have about 1-2 teaspoonfuls of oil, then pour that into the bowl. Use your spoon to mix the almonds with the oil and when you mix it it should look thick and course, but the oil should be blended in. When you stop stirring it in and let it sit for a second or two, it should look runny like thick oil. This is your finished product.
7.) Now pour the mixture into an empty small jar. (I used jar of glitter that I didn't need and poured out the glitter and washed it up.) You can help it into the jar with the butter knife if you'd like.
8.) Use your applicator of choice and put it on. If you're using one that came with other makeup you bought, then you should wash it out thoroughly. If you wipe it with toilet paper, it should come out clean. lol (Oh, how I love those few choice words.) If you want a way to apply things in general, you'll want to get a small makeup brush. They're the tiny ones you usually get from eyeshadow cases and whatnot. You can also use a paintbrush for watercolor or the like as well. Just make sure it has a fine tip to it so you can put it on easily. I'd imagine you can use one for your eyelashes as well since I don't see why it wouldn't work.
Enjoy and I hope this is useful to everyone. You'll save TONS of money now that you know how to make this for only like $3 in almonds and a long lasting jar of coconut oil for about $8.
The best way I've found to make it stay put is to dab it with toilet paper after its been applied. This soaks up the oil and extra makeup. You can also try powder of sorts, but I have yet to see what powder would work well and be all natural.
Me wearing kohl/kajal:
One of the tutorials who helped me learn to do this: