i’ve been on a diy beauty products kick lately, particularly natural ones. i read about how the rms living luminizer is an amazing natural product that is used on all sorts of celebrities for a sheer “lit from within” glow. looking at the ingredients, they were so simple & natural that i thought i could make it myself without paying almost $40 for such a small container. it turned out beautifully & i took notes on what worked !
(p.s. if you’re not the diy type or are short on time, i’m selling these in my etsy shop !
keep reading for the tutorial & swatches !
what you need :
– 2 tablespoons beeswax (grated)
– 1 tablespoon coconut oil
– 1 tablespoon castor oil
– a few drops vitamin e oil (4-5) (the rms product also contained rosemary extract, which i didn’t have. but you could substitute a few of the vitamin e drops for the rosemary if you do !)
– 2 teaspoons mica powder in gold or silver (amazon link)
– empty cosmetic container (amazon link) (note : this recipe will fill about 4 of these containers)
heat beeswax in microwave in 20 second intervals until melted, watching to make sure it doesn’t begin smoking. stir well, add coconut oil, castor oil, and the vitamin e oil, stirring to mix completely. (the warmth of the beeswax should melt the coconut oil to a stir-able consistency. if not, heat it for a few more seconds)
add the mica powder, & stir well before pouring into your empty containers, heating for 15 second & stirring again if it beings to harden. leave for 10-20 minutes to set & it’s all finished !
i made three batches, a silver, a gold, and one with a teaspoon of each to make a champagne color.
some swatches . . .
(from the top: silver, champagne, gold)
this is so hard to photograph, but here’s a look at how the champagne shade looks on the top of my cheekbone.
luminizers can be used in a lot of different ways, above i’ve illustrated my favorite places with a white sharpie (cupids bow, under neath the brow bone, in the center of the lid & in the corners of the eyes, down the bridge of the nose, etc.)
if you try out this diy for yourself send me an email or tag me @ekatearcher on instagram or twitter !