We desire glowing skin throughout the year – maybe even more so during the holidays.
I’m a huge fan of RMS Beauty’s incredible natural beauty products, and now perhaps a bigger fan after hearing the most wonderful things about their Living Luminizer. Our recipe below is based off of this cream highlighter of theirs – just made a tad simpler using some ingredients that you may already have.
The key ingredient here is mica powder – it’s what gives mineral eye shadows, blushes and face powders that oh-so-subtle shimmery finish. It’s generally considered a natural ingredient (though some exhibit sensitivity to it), so make sure to test it on a small patch on your skin before using as desired.
I used both the gold and pearl mica powders by Slice of the Moon – I think it was their brand name that got me. ;) This stuff is incredibly highly pigmented… and so much fun to play with.
1 tbsp organic beeswax (try beeswax pellets – they melt the fastest!)
2 tsp organic coconut oil
1 tsp organic jojoba oil
1-2 tsp mica powder (more mica powder = more shimmer)
To make, melt the beeswax, coconut oil and jojoba oil in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, combine ingredients in a glass jar, and place the jar in a pot of 1-2 inches of boiling water.
Once melted, add your mica powder and stir well. Then, pour into tiny glass jars – I used these! This recipe will fill just about 3 of these .25oz jars.
Let cool for 10-20 minutes, and you’re ready to use!
Here’s my girl Jess with a touch of the pearl luminizer on her cheekbone – see that subtle shimmer? It gives off the most beautiful dewy glow when the sunlight hits it just right.
I also like to use this on the bridge of the nose, the crease above the lip, just under the eyebrow arc, and on the inner corners of the eye – that one’s my favorite.
+ Make your own and use it at your next holiday party! Let us know how it comes out. :)