One of the latest steps I've taken towards sustainable living is to locate makeup that doesn't create plastic and is free of chemicals. I read a post on My Plastic-free Life about t.w.i.n.k beauty, an Etsy vendor that makes an all natural cake mascara, or "lash paint," that comes in a metal tin. It reminded me of the mascara that was used by professional makeup artists back in the day. (My cousin had some - along with some old-fashioned pan-cake makeup.) So I was ready to give it a try. Right after I ordered it, I read that blogger Eco Yogini had also ordered some. I knew I was onto something good!
So this is what arrived at my house (along with an application brush):
I'm thrilled that I now have a plastic- and chemical-free way of darkening my lashes. It's not as thick as some of the commercial mascaras (but that's because it's lash paint and not chemical goop) and it took a little time to get used to applying. But I'm now sold on this alternative to mascara. One more baby step in the adventure of sustainable living.