Spring and Summer are here and it’s time to show the parts of our bodies that have been covered up by sweaters, scarves and long pants. If you are anything like me, you probably have several broken or unused powdered eye shadows, blushes or bronzers taking up space in your makeup drawer that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away. Why not find a new use for them?
I love making my own products and I always have tons of broken or unused makeup items that I save for later use. Now that it’s time to bare our shoulders and décolleté, let’s make some Glow Lotion.
Items that you will need for your project: (As always make sure your containers and utensils are clean and sanitized.)
Lotion: If you are making something to go on your face, use a face lotion. For the body, use a body lotion. You will need to use a good amount of lotion in your blender. If it’s not enough, it won’t blend. Body oil could also replace the lotion if you want a Glow Oil instead.
Broken or unwanted powdered eye shadow, blush or bronzer: These can be a variety of colors, depending on what color you want your Glow Lotion to be. Good colors to gather are browns, peaches, pinks, bronzes, taupes, golds and beiges. Think “glowing skin” colors.
A Container: If you don’t have a fresh container or bottle, you probably have a used bottle laying around somewhere that only has a tiny bit of product in it. Clean it with soap and hot water to sterilize it and peel off the label if necessary.
Scent: If you want your product scented, feel free to mix some essential oils (very few drops) or perfume oil into your personal blend.
Blender: A blender is necessary to thoroughly mix your blend together, making sure there are no solid pieces of product left. I will be using my trusty Magic Bullet, which normally cranks out smoothies.
Miscellaneous: A funnel, small spatula, paper towels or napkins.
I will be making two different Glow Lotions because I can never just make one: Face Glow Lotion, a nice pinkish highlighting color, and Body Glow Lotion, a bronzy color for the anywhere on the body, scented with “tropical coconut”.
I made the Face Glow Lotion with a light face moisturizer that I had and wasn’t using. The shadow colors here are frosty light pink, very light neutral taupe, a beautiful busted rose gold and another rose gold cream stick eye shadow. I did not use any scent in this mix because it will be primarily for the face.
Everything was scraped out of the containers and put in the Magic Bullet. I already had the lotion in the bottle, so I just poured it out into the blender then washed and sanitized the lotion bottle. Make sure that you have enough space for both the lotion and colored products to fit in your container or you will have extra. It took a few times of blending and scraping the the sides of the blender to make sure that everything was incorporated, but the end result was beautiful!
For the Body Glow Lotion I made a large batch because I had some very pigmented products to work with. The colors here are light orange bronzer, medium taupe eye shadow, dark reddish bronzer, medium copper bronzer and a bronze eye shadow stick. If you are making a lightly tinted Glow Lotion, just use one or two powdered products. You can always add more if you want to deepen the color. Everything was blended and the result was a very nice bronze lotion that actually made me look tan, which I am not.
|Oh how lovely!|
The fun part about making your own cosmetic creations is that you can make them exactly how you want, light or dark, sheer or highly pigmented and whatever color you desire. Now all you have to do is make a cute label and tape it on.
I hope you enjoy all the compliments that you get on your glowing skin!