FAT AND THE MOON || EYE COAL
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.
| BLACK | 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 make up brush first apply a bit of face powder or cosmetic clay to your eye lid 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.
sunflower oil*, black oxide powder, white clay, beeswax
.25 fl oz
| LAPIS | Remember rocking blue mascara real, real hard? I sure do. The thing I loved most about blue mascara was the subtle yet electric effect that gave a natural look a little surprise. In wearing the black Eye Coal on the regular, I found myself missing that deep ultramarine look that takes sultry up a couple notches to hot dang. So guys....you know me right? I want something so I make it, then I love it, then I set it free. Lapis Eye Coal was thusly born.
Having the utramarine color in pot eyeliner form allows more diversity in application- line to smudge. That deep blue pop can be acheived by applying a little Lapis Eye Coal on the inside of your bottom eye lid with a super duper clean finger or make up brush. For more drama- and you know we all like a little drama sometimes- line those come hither eyes on up, applying face powder or white clay as a base for the Eye Coal to hang on to.
Channel yourself a little Sea or Sky God or Goddess! You know they are in there, wanting to come out!
Btw’s Lapis is a gorgeous, precious blue stone that Cleopatra used to get ground into her own version of Eye Coal. (Props Hannah for the art history gem)
sunflower oil*, cosmetic grade cobalt ultramarine powder, white clay, beeswax
.25 fl oz
ABOUT FAT & THE MOON
Continuing a family legacy of herbalists and natural healers, Fat and the Moon founder Rachel Budde has built her company around providing handcrafted, herbal body care products to those seeking a natural alternative to chemical-filled products. Like a witch over a cauldron, Budde experiments with age-old ingredients and recipes passed down from various healing traditions to craft innovative and simple products that are good for the body and the earth. Fat and the Moon started as an alternative to the toxic, mass production body care industry aiming to provide nourishing ingredients and nourishing messages of self love, and self care.
And if you were wondering why 'Fat and the Moon'....
Fat as the first word in the name of my business has gotten me in some interesting discussions. People ask me about the name all the time because they can hardly believe I would use a word that has such negative connotations, especially when it is used within ‘beauty care’.
In part, I use the word ‘fat’ to be provocative; I don’t believe fat is a dirty word. But most of the fat in Fat and the Moon comes from my love of the material- oil is the medium of external herbal medicine. Fat in the form of oil, is the gift of the seed. Fat, both in plants and animals, is where energy is stored. The richness we taste in food, and the suppleness we feel on our skin after a good slather of bath oil, is our bodies recognition of and pleasure in that vital energy. Oil from plants, in and of itself, is medicinal. I feel honored as a medicine maker to indulge in the play of fat and herbs, especially under the influence of the moon.