Before I get to the fun stuff, I should probably mention that not only is Ariella a make-up artist (yes, she's worked on many film sets here in Vancouver) but she is also a certified nutritionist. She's the girl I call up if I need someone to help me change my eating habits or assist me with creating a workout plan. However, on Sunday, she showed me her mad skills when it came to creating edible beauty products...
Edible Face: DIY Bronzer
Cocoa and ground cinnamon (yes, you will need both for sure!)
A makeup jar OR compact
Coconut oil (for a liquid bronzer)
One bowl and two little dessert cups
Step 1 - Add baby powder to little bowls. Doesn't matter how much you put in as this is going to be the base of the bronzer. (We choose to use separate bowls as we thought we'd make a bronzer with cinnamon and one of cocoa. It turns out that we used both cinnamon and cocoa to make one bronzer.)
Step 2 - Start adding your colors aka cinnamon and cocoa. Again, it doesn't matter how much you add, as you're going to continually check the color on your skin.
Step 3 - Continue adding both your cinnamon and cocoa until the mixture has reached your desired color level. Quick tip, ensure you are mixing everything well. Cocoa is known to be lumpy and the last thing you want it little lumps on your face...ha.
Step 4 - Test out your finished product. See how much darker it looks when it hasn't been rubbed in? Either way, for a bronzer, this color is absolutely perfect for me. The greatest thing about this little recipe is how cheap it is.....sure beats buying an expensive bronzing powder from a shop.
Recipe #2 - Liquid Bronzer
Step 1 - Add some coconut oil to a bowl. Again, doesn't matter how much THOUGH you'll want add a lot more than this scoop if you're wanting to use this on your body.
Step 2 - Add cocoa. This recipe, because it's liquidy, you do not want to use cinnamon. As we learned, cinnamon will stay gritty on your skin whereas the cocoa doesn't. Again, add as much cocoa as you like but ensure you keep testing it on your skin to get the exact color you want.
Step 3 - You're all done! Test out your finished product on your hand to ensure you have the shade you want. Then, you can spread your lovely bronzer anywhere you want! The great thing about this recipe is the coconut oil. It's a fantastic moisturizer and doesn't contain the preservatives and gross additives that other creams do.
Thanks again, Ariella, for giving me this recipe. Hope you all enjoy it ladies!!