Fat and the Moon has been mixing and brewing, and testing then mixing some more to finally come up with a simple, mineral-based deep creamy eye coal! Since traveling to India and rocking that smokey eye and bindi adorned look of my dreams, I’ve been searching for an equivalent product not loaded with sketch ingredients. My painting teacher in India used to use the charcoal made from burned Puja and Ghee to apply to his eyes and his daughters. I loved his simple approach.
Because the Eye Coal is in pot form, the color can be rich and dense, something one sacrifices when eyeliner is in a stick and needs more wax to keep its shape. The sunflower oil base sinks into your skin, letting the pigment ‘dry’ in place. Sunflower oil is one of my faves, light and smooth but rich at the same time. The beeswax gives the Eye Coal shape and staying power- and of course bee magic. The mineral oxide is the pigment and is not only beautiful but safe for the bod! My goth sisters out there can even use it for lipstick while they rock out to Type O Negative (wouldn’t suggest anything I haven’t tried myself!)
Apply with a makeup brush for more defined Cleopatra looks. A tip dear friends! When applying the Eye Coal with a makeup brush first apply a bit of face powder or cosmetic clay to your eyelid starting at the base of your lashes. The Clay/ powder will give the Eye Coal something to sink into and will keep your liner on sharper and longer. For that mysterious smokey appeal, apply with a squeaky clean finger on the inner rim of your bottom eye lid then close your eyes together hard to get the coal on the top inner lid and smudge the way you like.