I’m a natural beauty blogger and love sharing new DIY products with you. There are so many great tips
for healthier, more eco-friendly ways to transform your eye makeup that it can be overwhelming.
So in the spirit of simplifying my blog, this post is all about finding substitutes for what we always have on hand: mascara.

Say goodbye to chemicals by making these 13 simple homemade & natural alternatives instead of
reaching for the latest drugstore brand name product.

What are some simple homemade substitutes for mascara?

If you’re looking for a cheaper and more natural way to get the same effect as mascara, you can try
using some simple homemade substitutes. Generic petroleum jelly, lip gloss, or almond oil are three
great options to help lengthen and thicken your lashes. You can also use an eyeliner pencil, liquid
eyeliner, or eyeshadow to fill in the spaces between your lashes, or apply foundation or powder with a
brush to cover up any clumps or smudges.

If you’re having trouble finding affordable mascara, try using a tinted moisturizer instead. No matter what substitute you choose, it’s essential to be creative when looking for the right product for your individual eye shape and needs. Always consult with a doctor if you are experiencing any eye problems.

What are some natural substitutes for mascara?

There are several natural substitutes for mascara that can be just as effective – and sometimes safer -than the traditional products on the market. Applying a few drops of natural oil to the lashes is all it takes to induce lash growth, and many people swear by the natural lash-inducing properties of castor, coconut, vitamin E, almond, and olive oils.

Organic oils without additional additives or scents may be found for under $10 at health food stores and online. The cheapest way to get long, thick lashes is to apply oil to your lashes and eyebrows every night before going to sleep; as they mature, they will become less prone to falling out and look longer and thicker.

Mascara is not necessary for long, thick lashes – natural substitutes are available. What To Do If You Run Out Of Mascara?

Mascara runs out quickly, especially during the summer months. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep your mascara from running. Here are five tips:

  • Use waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascara keeps your lashes moist while preventing water from
  • getting into your eye area. This helps to prevent your lashes from drying out and breaking off.
  • Apply a primer first. Primer coats your lashes and gives them extra moisture. The best primers are
  • ones that have moisturizing properties. Look for products with ingredients like glycerine and shea butter.
  • Keep your mascara wand clean. Make sure to wipe down your mascara wand after each application.
  • This will ensure that you don’t transfer bacteria from one lash to another.
  • Brush your lashes before applying mascara for an even application.
  • Try different types of mascaras. Different formulas work better with varying types of hair.
  • Experimenting with different types of mascara is a great way to find what works best for you.

What can I use instead of mascara if I have sensitive eyes?

You don’t have to forgo mascara if you have sensitive eyes. There are a few ways to go about it. First,
you can use lash extensions. You can use water-based mascara, which is less likely to irritate. Or, if
you’re looking for something that will give your lashes more volume and definition, try using an eyelash primer like Vaseline before applying your regular mascara.

This will help the mascara adhere better to your lashes and make them look fuller and lusher. And sometimes, using an eyelash curler can give you a better look.

What can I use instead of mascara if I have allergies?

You can still wear mascara even if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Allergic reactions to mascara
usually occur because of the preservatives used in most brands, but plenty of safe alternatives exist. Try using organic corn-starch or arrowroot powder to create a paste that you can apply directly to your lashes.

It won’t last as long as mascara, but it should keep your lashes free of flakes. Another option would be to use a waterproof mascara that doesn’t contain any preservatives.

Can I use makeup remover wipes to remove my mascara?

Yes, you can use makeup removal wipes to clean off your mascara. Remember only to use one wipe per application and avoid getting too close to your eyes while removing the mascara. Also, make sure to wash your hands after using the wipes and never rub your eyes afterward.

What can I use instead of mascara if I want to avoid chemicals?

You can use a few different types of mascara if you want to avoid using chemicals. Chemicals can
sometimes cause eye infections if you are not careful. Instead, you can try a natural mascara made with ingredients like beeswax and castor oil. Another option is to use organic mascara, which is made with natural but non-organic ingredients. There are also homemade mascaras that you can make yourself using materials like Aloe Vera gel, coconut oil, or honey.

If you’re looking for an alternative to chemical-based mascaras, I suggest checking out my detailed
review of various materials used for eyelash extensions. I compare the pros and cons of each material
so that you can choose the right one for you.

What can I use instead of mascara if I want to save money?

While some women spend hundreds of dollars on expensive makeup items, others prefer to stick to
inexpensive options. If you’re on a budget, you might consider skipping the mascara entirely and simply applying a coat of lip balm or petroleum jelly to your lashes. These products will do the same job as mascara but cost much less.

What can I do to prevent mascara clumping?

One common problem with mascara is that it tends to clump when applied to wet lashes. To combat this, you can either wait until your lashes are completely dry before applying mascara or use a lash comb to separate your lashes before applying mascara. A lash comb looks like a small brush with bristles angled outward. Simply run the comb through your lashes to separate them, then use your mascara.

How can I remove mascara smudges?

You only need a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol to get rid of smudged mascara. Rubbing alcohol is a great way to clean up any messes since it’s both non-toxic and highly effective at removing stains. Just be sure not to rub too hard, as this could irritate your eyes.

What are the pros and cons of using homemade or natural substitutes for mascara?

Homemade or natural alternatives to mascara have their own pros and cons. While these options may be cheaper than traditional mascara, they often lack the performance and longevity of a good quality product. They may also contain harmful ingredients such as paraffin wax, mineral oil, and lanolin, which are known to cause allergic reactions in some people.

However, if you’re willing to put in the effort to make your own mascara, there are many benefits to doing so. For example, homemade mascara can help you avoid the toxic chemicals found in conventional brands. It can also give you more control over how your lashes look by allowing you to customize the formula to suit your needs.

Can Vaseline Be Used As Mascara?

Vaseline has been used for centuries as a makeup base. In fact, it was initially developed as a beauty
treatment for women suffering from oily skin. Today, it’s still popular among those who want to hydrate their eyelashes without having to wear heavy makeup. But did you know that a Vaseline dab can be used as mascara? Vaseline is a thick liquid that contains petroleum jelly, which makes it ideal for coating your lashes.

When applied correctly, it creates protective layers of Vaseline around your lashes that prevents dirt and debris from settling on your eyes. It’s also easy to apply and won’t clump up when you brush your lashes. Plus, it doesn’t leave behind any residue once it dries, making it perfect for anyone looking for a quick fix.

However, just because Vaseline is a good option for mascara does not mean that it’s safe. Petroleum
jelly is made from crude oil, which could lead to health problems. It’s important to note that this type of makeup should only be used as a last resort. Instead, opt for a non-petroleum-based mascara that’s free of toxins.

Will Not Wearing Mascara Help My Eyelashes Grow?

Many women think wearing mascara daily will help their eyelashes grow longer and thicker.
Unfortunately, this isn’t true. In reality, most of the time, mascara smears your eyelashes together. This
causes them to appear shorter and thinner.

It also prevents your lashes from growing naturally, and because of this, removing your mascara at least twice per week is vital to allow your lashes to breathe and grow. If you’re worried about removing your mascara correctly, try using a cotton swab or Q-tip to rub away the product gently. This method is gentler than rubbing your face with your hands, which may cause irritation.

If you do decide to wear mascara every day, make sure to choose a formula specifically designed for
long-lasting results. Some brands contain preservatives that can dry out your lashes over time. And if
you’re concerned about the chemicals in traditional mascara, look for natural alternatives that are free of harmful ingredients.

What are the drawbacks of using Vaseline for eyelashes?

While there are many benefits to using Vaseline as a mascara alternative, there are some downsides
too. The biggest drawback is that it’s difficult to wash off. You’ll need to soak your eyelids in warm water and then scrub the Vaseline off with a soft toothbrush.

This process can take several minutes, so it might be easier to skip the Vaseline and stick with a more conventional mascara. Another downside is that it can be very messy. Makeup removers tend to be concentrated products that require a careful application. However, Vaseline is best to dilute the product before applying it directly to your eye. This way, you can avoid accidentally getting makeup all over your face.

Why should the mascara be replaced?

The mascara wand is one of the most important tools in your makeup kit. It helps separate your lashes into individual strands, giving them length and volume. While it’s possible to achieve similar effects by brushing your lashes with a clean mascara wand, it’s much harder to control where the bristles end up.

As such, it’s always better to buy a new mascara wand each season. However, if you’ve already
purchased a new mascara wand but still notice clumps, the old brush has likely gotten dirty. Dip the
brush in hot water and soap to fix this problem, then rinse thoroughly. Afterward, wipe down the brush with a damp cloth to get rid of any remaining residue.


The truth is that there isn’t a correct answer when choosing between a regular mascara and a mascara alternative. Both have pros and cons, so it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether they work for you. However, if you want to find a solution that works well without causing damage to your eyes, we recommend trying a mascara alternative like Vaseline.