How To: Make Your Own Bronzer
You won't believe how easy this is! And I am pretty sure you all will have the ingredients right in your kitchen!
I had my inspiration because my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer smelled like chocolate- so I checked the ingredients: Talc, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Sodium Saccharin, Benzyl Benzoate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum/Fragrance, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Fruit Powder, Benzyl Alcohol, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Mica. May Contain/Peut Contenir/(+/-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
Of course it was in there: cocoa powder! It is not magic that it smells like that! But there is also so many unpronounceable ingredients which kind of always scare me. Now my recipe on the other hand has only 3 ingredients! hehe! I am using: cocoa powder, powdered sugar and cinnamon! This bronzer will cost you only cents! :-)
3 simple ingredients: powdered sugar, cinnamon and cocoa powder
Be careful with the cinnamon as some people react allergic to it on their skin- apply it to test for 24 hours on your skin. Instead of the powdered sugar you could use also: cornstarch or arrow root powder. This really is only about finding the right color for you. You can get creative here with spices and use also Turmeric or Nutmeg- whatever your heart or your skin tone desires.
Then you just mix the ingredients. I really like to use a whisk for this as it gets rid of bigger grains.
Mix the ingredients careful
I used my Too Faced Bronzer as a color reference- if it needs to be lighter- use more powdered sugar. If it is too light- use more cocoa powder- it´s as simple as that.
Once you mixed the right color you want to put it a couple of times through a sifter.
Sift your mix
If you have bigger grains left in your sifter- throw them away.
Now you are basically already done! Find yourself a cute little jar or a compact to put the powder in.
And press it a bit down with a spoon.
Now comes the best part: use it! You will be surprised how good this works! Now all the pressing will not make this like a compact, so treat this careful and like a loose powder. You will not need a lot- the color is so deep and you will smell delicious the whole day!