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Friday, August 9, 2013

DIY All Natural Cream Highlighter Stick

 Highlighters are a big thing in the beauty world right now, so after making my All Natural Cream Blush/Lipstick that I love so much, I figured it was time to make my own cream highlighter!
 To use it I just swipe the stick in the area I want highlighted, and then blend it in with my finger.  Usually I put it on the tops of my cheek bones, below my eyebrows, and sometimes I dab a little under my eyes to help hide under eye bags!

Ingredients

6g Beeswax
0.5ml Vitamin E Oil (Is a natural preservative, and reduces the appearance of wrinkles)
6ml Argan Oil  (Is full of vitamin E, antioxidants and essential fatty acids)
6ml Grapeseed Oil  (is good for oily, acne prone skin and absorbs nicely)
5ml Shea Butter (optional for extra creaminess)
1/4 tsp Mango Alfonzo Powder (Optional,  is high in Vitamin A, C and Beta Carotine, and it is often used in formulations to prevent the formation of wrinkles and the drying of skin)
1/2 tsp  Zinc Oxide
1 1/2 tsp Silver Mica

You could use a different blend of natural oils if you like, I just really like how these ones work on the skin (they absorb well, so hardly anything gets left on top of your skin) and they don't clog pores!
I used the same base recipe as in the cream blush/lipstick I made, but added shea butter this time....it made the stick even creamier!
Instructions
1.  Melt first 5 ingredients in some type of double boiler system.  I use a glass Pyrex measuring cup on top of a canning jar lid (basically as a liner to keep the direct heat off the glass) inside an electric frying pan filled with about an inch of water.
If your lazy you can always just put your glass cup in the microwave for 20-30 seconds at a time, stirring between.
 2.  Stir in all of the powders to the oil/wax mixture.  
3.  Remove mixture from heat, and leave it for a few minutes to cool slightly.  
4.  Stir well again, and pour into containers.
This recipe will make 3-4 Lip Balm Tubes worth of cream highlighter.

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