In theory, this should work.
Ash is black. Ash should be able to become pasty if water is added. Right? I set out to test the idea that almonds could moonlight as eyeliner, and the steps seemed simple:
- Get an almond
- Burn the almond
- Collect the ash on a plate
- Wet a thin tipped brush
- Dip into the almond ash to create a paste
- Paint on the natural liquor eyeliner
The first attempt did not go so well. Meaning, what you didn’t see in the video was my mashing the ash for a good 5 minutes gucamole style. If you try this method, I would recommend burning the almond to create a bit more ash than I did. The ash did not liquefy easily (I was afraid of over saturating it) and painted on chunky. Not cute.
The second attempt went better. Instead of creating a paste, I applied the burnt almond directly to my eyelid. This allowed for a smokier, but thicker, line.
I think for the time it spent to burn the almond and the scratches I felt on my eyelid for the remainder of the day, I will be sticking with store bought brands from now on.