New Year's Beauty DIY - Gala Shimmer Stick Recipe

Shimmer Stick Recipe: New Year’s Holiday Party Makeup Highlighter for Skin

December 21, 2013
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Add some sparkle to your New Year’s Eve party look with these easy DIY shimmer sticks. This easy shimmer stick recipe is the perfect holiday party makeup highlighter for skin. And it’s super easy to make!

Easy New Year’s party makeup ideas. Make DIY natural shimmer stick recipe with super sparkle glitter to use as a holiday party makeup highlighter to complete your New Year’s Eve party look. These sparkling beauty sticks can be applied to your face, lips and body for a shimmering effect wherever you want! Keep them simple or "dress" them up with fragrance and even a hint of color!

Make Fun Beauty Highlighter Shimmer Sticks for New Year’s

Celebrate the New Year with lots of sparkle and shine by crafting your own DIY Gala Shimmer Sticks! These sparkling beauty sticks can be applied to your face, lips and body for a shimmering effect wherever you want! Keep them simple or “dress” them up with fragrance and even a hint of color!

Holiday Party Makeup Ideas. This DIY makeup highlighter shimmer stick is perfect for your party makeup ideas. Make DIY shimmer stick recipe with super sparkle glitter to use as a festive party makeup highlighter to complete your holiday party looks. These sparkling beauty sticks can be applied to your face, lips and body for a shimmering effect wherever you want!

This beauty recipe was created using the DIY Shimmer Stick Kit from Wholesale Supplies Plus with a few additional fun ingredients. As I chose to add fragrance – and even color! – to mine, you’ll need a few additional ingredients in addition to the kit if you also wish to add a scent and/or color. I also created cute labels that you can print for your own shimmer sticks.

DIY Tinted Pink Champagne New Year's Gala Shimmer Stick

Pink Champagne New Year Gala Shimmer Stick Recipe

Adapted from the Wholesale Supplies Plus

Ingredients:

2 oz. Refined Shea Butter
2 oz. Smooth & Creamy Lotion Bar Additive (Cera Bellina Wax)
2 ml Pink Champagne Fragrance Oil
2 Tablespoons Iridescent Super Sparkle Glitter
Red Orange Oil Locking Mica Shimmer (to suit, optional)

Instructions:

In a double boiler melt the smooth and creamy lotion bar additive, then add the shea butter and continue to heat until all ingredients are fully melted. If you don’t have a double boiler, you can use a microwave. Simply melt the lotion bar additive in a glass Pyrex measuring cup at reduced power until it has melted about half way, then add the shea butter and continue heating at reduced power until fully melted. Carefully remove from heat source.

New Year's Beauty DIY - Gala Shimmer Stick Recipe

Using a plastic transfer pipette, measure out 2 ml of the fragrance oil and stir into the shimmer stick base. Then measure out the glitter and stir in as well. Allow to sit for several minutes, then stir again to thoroughly incorporate glitter, then pour evenly into four 1 oz. clear push up sticks.

To tint your shimmer sticks pink that won’t leave color behind, add 1/2 teaspoon to base and mix well before pouring. For a lightly tinted shimmer stick that gives just a hint of color to lips and cheeks, add 2 teaspoons. For richer lipstick like color use four teaspoons of red orange oil locking mica shimmer. (Note that if you plan to use shimmer sticks on lips, only use lip safe flavor fragrances.)

DIY New Year's Gala Shimmer Sticks with Printable Labels

Once your shimmer sticks have cooled, screw on the lids and add your labels! For this project I decorated my shimmer stick containers with my Printable Gala Shimmer Stick Sticker Labels {download labels here} as well as Pink Cherry Blossom Snowflake and Peach & Gold Corner Japanese Washi Tapes from Cute Tape.

This DIY makeup highlighter shimmer stick is perfect for your party makeup ideas. Make DIY shimmer stick recipe with super sparkle glitter to use as a festive party makeup highlighter to complete your holiday party looks. These sparkling beauty sticks can be applied to your face, lips and body for a shimmering effect wherever you want! Keep them simple or "dress" them up with fragrance and even a hint of color!

Shimmer Stick Recipe Tips & Tricks

When making this shimmer stick recipe, be sure to allow the product to cool at room temp. A sharp temperature change, such as putting your shimmer sticks in the refrigerator to hasten cooling times, will cause the product to sink and crack in the middle.

The smooth & creamy lotion bar additive is actually cera bellina wax. A beeswax derivative that can actually create a gel when mixed at certain ratios with oil. It’s what gives this shimmer stick recipe it’s smooth glide. You can try substituting beeswax at a slightly lower ratio, however, your shimmer stick will have more a salve like consistency if you make this swap.

Magical Fairy Glitter Gloss Recipe! Learn how to make this fun, rose lemonade scented fairy glitter gloss! This fairy inspired homemade glitter lip gloss recipe is not only a snap to make, but it'll remind you that yes, there is magic still left in the world!

More Beauty Recipes with Cera Bellina Wax

I love the smooth & creamy lotion additive also known as cera bellina wax. In fact, I love it so much I’ve used it often over the years. Here are a few of my favorite beauty recipes that call for cera bellina wax if you have extra wax left over after making my shimmer stick recipe.

For more DIY ideas for New Year’s, be sure to check out my DIY New Year Celebration board on Pinterest. You can also follow Soap Deli News across all your favorite social media platforms for more project throughout the year. You can find and follow me now via Blog Lovin‘, facebooktwitter and instagram. Or sign up to receive an email whenever I share a new post!

18 Comments

  • Margo Long

    December 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    If we don’t have Smooth & Creamy Lotion Bar Additive what can we use in place of that? I have beeswax and the glitter.
    Thank you

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      December 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      Beeswax would be the closest thing. You may have to tweak it a bit though if it comes out too hard.

    2. Rebecca D. Dillon

      January 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm

      I just realized that WSP’s smooth and creamy lotion additive is the same as what they call Cera Bellina wax which is much softer. If you don’t have this you can try using less beeswax. I’d start with half or less and go from there. Sorry I can’t offer more feedback, but this recipe is the only time I’ve worked with it.

  • Jennifer Truong

    December 22, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I plan to decorate the house with tinsel for the New Year and wear a very shiny dress :).

  • Chelsea

    December 23, 2013 at 3:16 am

    For New Year’s I plan on spending it with my boyfriend since it is our *kind-of* anniversary!

  • Melody

    December 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    This new year i plan on being healthier and make better choices

  • Lora W.

    December 31, 2013 at 7:16 am

    I am on-call as I work at a hospital. Hopefully, I will get some sleep.

  • Esther Kidwell

    January 4, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I plan on doing more of the things I love to help me shine bright this year

  • Jaqulyn Culp

    January 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I am planning on keeping up with going greener, and making homemade products. It has been such a great way to save some money in our house, and it’s fun, (sigh) even with learning trial and error lol!!

  • Debbie Thomas

    January 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I plan on expanding into lotion bars, whipped body butters and salves in 2014. Keeping my products environmentally friendly and natural is of major importance to me so finding packaging that is reusable and/or “green” has been a challenge. Any suggestions? I cannot use glass but I don’t care to use plastic either so there is my challenge. I am still researching the best method of packaging while maintaining an Eco-friendly material. I think I am forced to resort to plastic but I sure would like to find something better.

    1. Rebecca D. Dillon

      January 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      I recently found some Polypropylene containers that are ecologically friendly and don’t leach any chemicals. You can also find aluminum and stainless steel bottles and containers. And some high end jars that are a glass inside and aluminum outside though they aren’t cheap. I would browse companies that specifically specialize in packaging and containers as they’re more likely to offer a wide range of options for your needs.

  • heather

    January 4, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I plan to shine with a new hair cut in the new year.

  • judy mitchell

    January 5, 2014 at 2:33 am

    i plan to shine by starting to take more time to take care of myself. after having my girls i can’t tell you the last time i had a professional hair cut or been to a spa and now that is giong to change taking care of myself is now a priority

  • Crystal Rose

    January 5, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    We just spent it at home, hanging out.

  • lissa crane

    January 5, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I love the Almond & Honey scent! Sweet and clean!

  • Nicole L

    January 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    This new year, I plan to shine by taking better care of myself and making more time to do this I love to do. I want to do lots of more DIY things like body care, hair care, and face care to save money & live healthier! I also want to do DIY things for my upcoming wedding in 2015. New Year, new beginnings. Happy New Year everyone! XO

  • karen gonyea

    January 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I think I am going to go the lavender route 🙂

  • angela saver

    January 6, 2014 at 12:06 am

    In the New Year I plan on eating healthier & exercising more!

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