Make: Natural Skin Luminizer

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. :)

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That’s such a wonderful idea! I would love to craft this, but what is mica powder?

They sound so moisturising! I definitely think I’ll be giving this one a try. I just love DIY beauty products! Thanks for sharing,
Kelly xx


Sounds so lovely!! I wish the website shipped to Australia! Is there a local alternative? xx

Really Nice.. Very Well explained this make up beauty secret.. But i want to know more about the mica powder and any alternative for mica powder??

wonderful article. please more information about mica power


I make my own cosmetics at home, have been for years now (foundation, lipstick, gloss, serum, hair care, everything basically. All high-quality and “healing”), and am also heavily involved in the Sciences. I can tell anyone above who’s wondering about mica that it’s 100% safe for you to use, as long as it’s not derived from a harmful source, or combined with something potentially toxic like ferric-ferrocyanide, ultramarines, or some of the “chromium oxides”. There are disputed studies done on the toxicity levels of above ingredients, but if you want to be totally safe, just forgo them in any formulations.… Read more »

Exact thing I was searching for. I like preparing my own cosmetics too at home. Lately I have been experimenting by preparing Face Masks for Glowing skin. I found out that when you use organic products that are perishable, can enhance your beauty by 2 times. These natural products are very healthy and do not contain any preservatives so provide long lasting effect. I have been referring to this article for making the face mask


Hi there! I would love to use this recipe but was wondering if you have any alternatives for beeswax as I don’t use it? Thank you x

Julia – you could try Carnauba wax as a substitute, you may have to adjust the amount and add less, though.


Is there something I could substitute the coconut oil for? My skin doesn’t react well to it.

Tiffany Buck

Can’t wait to try this.

What is the name and color of the gold mica you use from slice of the moon?