Face Luminizer Recipe to Highlight Cheeks, Eyes & Lips for Glowing Skin
Get beautiful skin with this natural face luminizer recipe! Highlighters are a fun and easy way to make your face glow with a youthful appearance. This homemade makeup highlighter recipe is an easy beauty hack for adding shimmer anywhere your heart desires. Plus it’s perfect for summer festivals and holiday makeup looks. So don’t be afraid to use this DIY face luminizer year round no matter the occasion!
Save Money With This DIY Face Luminizer
Since signing up for Birch Box’s sampling program I’ve discovered a lot of really great bath and beauty products. The rms beauty™ Living Luminizer is just one of many products I’ve had a chance to try. This natural face luminizer DIY is made using organic ingredients and gives skin a sheer glow – without adding too much shine or sparkle. (I get the whole dewy look, but at my age if I overdo it I look more like a clown than someone who’s successfully adulting.)
This DIY face luminizer is formulate with primarily organic ingredients. They are pretty basic ingredients that you’d expect to use when crafting your own natural skin care products. So even if this is your first beauty product DIY, you’ll find that you can use these ingredients over and over again in other homemade beauty recipes. My DIY face luminizer consists of beeswax, coconut oil, castor oil, vitamin E oil, rosemary extract and mica. The mica is what gives this natural beauty product its pop. Otherwise, it’s just a beauty balm.
Because the Living Luminizer by rms beauty™ is $38 a pop for a .2 oz. container, I decided to craft my own version of this natural face luminizer at a fraction of the cost. In addition I also “dressed up” this natural face luminizer recipe by molding it into pretty little flowers that fit perfectly inside 1/3 oz. lip balm pots. The results of my version of this natural beauty product are pretty spot on. So my DIY face luminizer is pretty perfect for highlighting cheekbones, eyelids and even lips! You can also use it as a base for your eyeshadow to both brighten it up and give it extra staying power.
Natural Face Luminizer Recipe
© Rebecca D. Dillon
To complete this project you’ll need one silicone chocolate flower mold, a digital kitchen scale, plastic transfer pipettes, a butter knife, a teaspoon and/or tablespoon, a microwave and a glass pyrex measuring cup.
Start by weighing out the beeswax in a glass measuring cup.
Melt the beeswax in either a double boiler on in the microwave at reduced power. (I recommend slowly heating at 30% power.) Watch carefully to ensure the beeswax does not smoke.
Remove from microwave, if using, then weigh out the coconut oil (around a Tablespoon) and stir into the beeswax using a butter knife.
Next, weigh out the grape seed oil and add to the mixture. (I chose to use grape seed oil in place of castor oil as it absorbs easily, is non-greasy and is naturally non-allergenic. However, you can use any carrier oil of your choice.)
Using a plastic pipette for each oil, you will then add five drops each of vitamin E oil and rosemary extract to your DIY face luminizer base.
Finally, use a teaspoon to weigh out the mica of your choice – about three teaspoons – and to the beeswax and oils.
Mix thoroughly with a butter knife, then pour evenly into four of the flower shaped molds and allow to harden. (For larger .3 oz. sized flowers of luminizer, fill three flower shaped molds completely. This will leave a little leftover for a fourth mold to use as a tester.) You can place the mold into the freezer to expedite this process.
Once your natural face luminizer has cooled and hardened completely, remove from molds and place into 1/3 oz. (10 grams) lip balm pots of your choice. To use, simply rub your fingertips across luminizer and apply to skin where desired.
For different makeup looks, simply swap out the color of mica with one of your choice. This natural face luminizer recipe also works great with gold, bronze, brass, pearl and even copper micas! You can easily create your own line of makeup face luminizers for any occasion or look. (And you can also gift the extras as a makeup gift set!)
Weight out the beeswax. Melt the beeswax in either a double boiler on in the microwave at 30% power. Once melted, remove from heat. Weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the beeswax using a butter knife or other utensil. Weigh out the grapeseed (or castor oil) stir into the melted wax and coconut oil. Add five drops each of vitamin E oil and rosemary extract using a fresh plastic transfer pipette for each. Stir. Weigh out the mica of your choice and mix into the face luminizer base. Mix thoroughly with a butter knife, then pour evenly into four of the flower shaped molds and allow to harden. Remove from molds then package in lip balm pots.
Weight out the beeswax.
Melt the beeswax in either a double boiler on in the microwave at 30% power.
Once melted, remove from heat.
Weigh out the coconut oil and stir into the beeswax using a butter knife or other utensil.
Weigh out the grapeseed (or castor oil) stir into the melted wax and coconut oil.
Add five drops each of vitamin E oil and rosemary extract using a fresh plastic transfer pipette for each. Stir.
Weigh out the mica of your choice and mix into the face luminizer base.
Mix thoroughly with a butter knife, then pour evenly into four of the flower shaped molds and allow to harden.
Remove from molds then package in lip balm pots.
More Natural Beauty & Makeup Recipes
If you like my recipe for making a DIY face luminizer for youthful, glowing skin, then you may also love my other natural beauty and makeup recipes.
- Rose All Over Cream Beauty Stick DIY
- Summer Tinted Lip Gloss Recipe
- Mineral Bronzing Body Butter Recipe
- Natural Lip Balm Recipes with Essential Oils
- DIY All-in-One Beauty Stick for Cheeks, Eyes & Lips
- Tinted Holiday Red Lip Balm Recipe
- DIY Pink Shimmer Finishing Powder
- DIY 2-in-1 Lip Stain & Cheek Color
- Rose Lemonade Fairy Glitter Lip Gloss Recipe
- Tinted Moisture Lip Whip Recipe
- DIY Cream Eyeshadows
- DIY Unicorn Eyeshadow Trio
- Merlot Tinted Lip Balm Recipe
- DIY Pressed Eyeshadows
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